Do your kids love Entenmann's Little Bites muffins? Of course, they do. It's filled with 17 grams of added sugar which is more than 4 tsp. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no more than 6 tsp of added sugar per day for children. Plus, Little Bites are filled with artificial flavors and barely any fiber or protein.
Instead make these super easy and healthy Spinach Mini Muffins. Spinach is rich in insoluble fiber, which is necessary for a smooth digestive system. It's also loaded with Vitamin C, Folic Acid and carotenoids which your body converts to Vitamin A. Most importantly, in my opinion, it's provides iron and calcium - two essential minerals needed for healthy growth and development. Iron helps red blood cells carry oxygen through the body and supports a child’s ability to learn. Calcium supports growing bones. One serving of spinach provides 10% of Iron DV and 6% Calcium DV. Be sure to go organic as spinach is one of the EWG Dirty Dozen.
Makes 24 Yummy Mini Muffins
- 1 c All Purpose Flour
- 1 C Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/4 c Sugar
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 c Organic Canola Oil
- 3/4 c Milk of your choice
- 6 c Organic Spinach
- 1 large Banana or 1/4 c Organic Applesauce
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- 1/2 c Dark Chocolate Chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat mini muffin tray with non-stick oil.
- Combine flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.
- In a blender, puree organic spinach, organic canola oil, milk and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients.
- Fold in Organic Applesauce/ Banana.
- Using large cookie scoop, divide batter into muffin pan. Add Dark Chocolate Chips on top.
- Bake for 13 minutes. Cool in pan for 5 minutes.