I am out the door by 6:30 on weekday mornings with Ian and Tilly not far behind me (6:50). Because of that we need super fast, super easy breakfasts (Like these sourdough biscuits). You know me, I need to fill us up with healthy real food goodness all the time. That’s where these secret ingredient muffins come in handy. They have fruit, vegetables (shhh), protein, whole grains, and if you slather them with some cream cheese you even have dairy…all the food groups in the palm of your hand.
Now, before you get all “oh gross!” on me, hear me out. These muffins also have chocolate in them and that chocolate does wonders for hiding the greens. Plus, you can mix in whatever other goodies you like too (nuts, dried fruit, seeds, you name it) so they can become whatever you want them to be.
Secretly green double chocolate muffins
3 loosely packed cups of kale or spinach (or a mix)
2 cups of unsweetened applesauce
1/4th cup of honey or maple syrup
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4th teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
1 scoop of vanilla or chocolate protein powder (optional but if omitted add 1/3 cup of flour to recipe)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup walnuts, flax seeds, chia seeds or any other mix-in of your choice
- chop greens in a blender until as finally chopped as possible. Add the applesauce and continue to blend until well mixed.
- In a mixer or mixing bowl add flour, protein powder, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda.
- slowly mix in eggs, sweetener, vanilla, and applesauce mixture.
- Once well mixed, loosely add chocolate chips and other mix-ins.
- Fill 12 lined or well greased muffin tins and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.
Serve to any unsuspecting children and enjoy!
So what do think? Are you going to be daring and give the recipe a try? I promise it’s tastier than it sounds, in fact my 3 year old thinks they are dessert!