Is your house like mine and trying to get your kids to try new vegetables or even just eating vegetables can be like pulling teeth? There are so many times when I am trying to get my kids to expand their palette when it comes to vegetables. They have their staples that they will eat easily. Anything outside of that is looked at with disgust without even trying it. If your family is anything like mine, I may have the solution for you!
Recently a friend of mine shared with me a breakfast idea that her kids love. I decided to try it because truly I had nothing to lose. Let me tell you, this has been a game changer in our house. Hulk Muffins!
Hulk Muffins? What are Hulk Muffins? They are called Hulk Muffins because they are green! What makes them green might you ask? Shhh…don’t tell your kids, but the secret ingredient is spinach!
These muffins are chock full of healthy stuff. Kids have no idea because they taste amazing.
When I first introduced them to my family, they were met with excitement because of the name alone. My son is really into super heroes right now, and so with a name like that he was actually excited about trying something new.
(They could even be Grinch muffins at Christmas time!)
Another reason these muffins are so great is that they take no time at all to prepare. You put all of the ingredients together in your blender and mix them up and into the oven they go. You will want to use a food processor/blender that can cut and chop well.
This recipe usually makes a little under a dozen muffins so doubling the recipe is always a good option. They freeze well, so if you don’t use them all they still taste great after being in the freezer.
So let’s get down to it. Blend all of the ingredients in your blender. If you have a child under one who is unable to eat honey, you can substitute dates for honey. Before making these, I had never had raw honey. To be honest, I did not even know the difference between raw honey and regular honey. What I learned is that raw honey has not been pasteurized or filtered. It comes directly from bee hives and so it is sweet without the processes of expanding its shelf life. Believe me, these muffins are sweet enough without more added sugar.
These muffins make a little less than a dozen, depending on how full you fill the cups of your muffin tin. You can make these into mini muffins or regular sized muffins. You will need to adjust the time a little bit if doing full sized muffins. It is also best to use a ripe banana. If you are wanting to add some toppings to the tops of the muffins, you can do so after they are done baking.
I hope these muffins will be something you can add to your repertoire of foods that your kids will eat and enjoy. Try them and leave us a comment to let us know how it went. Happy baking!