Green Machine Muffins

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These muffins are super kid-friendly (and adult friendly too). Moist and tender with just the right amount of sweetness. The family will never realize they are eating something so full of vitamins, minerals and fiber! This is a great way to sneak an extra serving of veggies into your day. Try as a quick make-ahead breakfast or snack or alongside your favorite soup or salad.
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Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1/3 cup blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • few dashes nutmeg (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Add applesauce, spinach, berries, honey, lemon juice, oil and egg to a food processor or blender. Pulse until combined (there will still be bits of spinach in small pieces). Add to a large bowl. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Fold in oats, chia seeds and shredded carrots. Add a couple of dashes of nutmeg if desired. Grease a muffin pan, or use liners to prepare pan.  Bake in preheated 325 degree F oven for 13-15 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with fine moist crumbs.
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