Thursday, February 4, 2010

Spinach & Blueberry Muffins

If you can handle a colorful muffin you won't be disappointed. I was a little nervous about this recipe.... I use this combination in smoothies all the time and you can never taste the spinach, but cooking it is a little different. I have to say I am quite pleased with the outcome :)


1 cup oats
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup flax seeds
1/2 cup protein powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup oil
1 egg
1/3 cup yogurt of your choice
1 cup blueberries
2 cups fresh baby spinach
1 banana


mix sugar and oil together in a large bowl. Add egg and yogurt.

Puree berries, spinach and banana in food processor and add to wet ingredients.

Puree dry ingredients in your food processor and fold into the wet ingredients.

Grease muffin tins and fill to the top with batter (I know, I know, it's REALLY ugly... but it's good!)

Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes.

There is no spinach taste and they are very light and moist. Top with a little butter and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

User Entered Recipe

18 Servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 140.2
Total Fat 6.8 g
Saturated Fat 0.7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.8 g
Cholesterol 11.8 mg
Sodium 225.6 mg
Potassium 174.2 mg
Total Carbohydrate 22.3 g
Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
Sugars 11.4 g
Protein 3.8 g

Vitamin A 7.7 %
Vitamin B-12 0.5 %
Vitamin B-6 3.4 %
Vitamin C 4.4 %
Vitamin D 1.5 %
Vitamin E 10.2 %
Calcium 4.3 %
Copper 6.6 %
Folate 3.9 %
Iron 6.2 %
Magnesium 8.3 %
Manganese 31.6 %
Niacin 1.7 %
Pantothenic Acid 1.9 %
Phosphorus 8.3 %
Riboflavin 4.4 %
Selenium 1.9 %
Thiamin 5.8 %
Zinc 3.7 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


  1. I really need some cooking lessons or something because I haven't ever used flax seed but know it is good for you. Where do you buy it? Just any grocery store? Do you have a large food processor or a smaller one?

  2. You can buy it in the bulk section of most stores and grind it as you use it (it has to be ground for you to get the benefits) or I buy it at Costco already ground. I have a large and small processor, depends on my needs at the time.

  3. Hi I found your blog through Beth and wanted to let you know that I tried this yummy recipe. So good. I did leave out the protein powder simply because I didn't have any. Also I used whole wheat pastry flour and coconut oil which are great alternatives to healthy treats. Thanks for the great recipe and great blog!