Happy Herbivore Recipe

Green Goddess Muffins

Servings: 12

I used to *love* spinach and cheese muffins waaay back in my vegetarian days. (There is something really wonderful about a savory muffin) so I thought, "Hey! I could probably substitute spinach for carrots in the carrot cake cupcake recipe!" But after some thought, I decided to tinker with it a bit -- add lemon zest, reduce the sugar to make it more "healthy" and less "dessert"-like...and before I knew it, I'd reworked the entire recipe.

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Recipe added on March 1, 2012 by



Preheat oven to 350F. Grease muffin tin if necessary, and set aside (I use non-stick). Chop spinach (or put in a food processor or blender) until it's chopped finely -- and pack it tightly into a 1 cup measuring cup (you may have a little overflow), set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt together. In a small bowl, mix nondairy milk with applesauce and vanilla. Pour into flour (dry) mixture and stroke a few times. Then add spinach, and lemon zest, stirring until just combined -- careful not to over stir, but make sure there are no pockets of flour. Fill cups 3/4 full and bake 15-25 minutes (mine were perfect at 17).

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Servings Per Batch: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories 91
  • Fat 0.50g
  • Carbohydrate 20.10g
  • Dietary Fiber1.80g
  • Sugars9.40g
  • Protein2.20g


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