- 2 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 3/4 cup mixture of whole milk yogurt mixed with whole milk (*see note)
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 large handfuls baby spinach
- 3 very ripe small bananas, peeled & mashed
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 36-cup mini muffin pan with paper liners (or grease with cooking spray)
- In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt with a whisk then set aside.
- In a food processor (or blender), add egg, maple syrup, yogurt/milk mixture, oil, vanilla, spinach & bananas. Process until smooth.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry using a rubber spatula to gently fold being careful not to over-mix (or muffins can be tough).
- Using a cookie scoop, add one scoop of batter to each lined or greased muffin cup.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until the tops of the muffins spring back when pressed or a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Allow the muffins to cool in the pan on a cooling rack for about 5 minutes, then turn them out and let them cool completely on the rack.
* This is a substitute for buttermilk. To make it, combine 1/2 cup whole milk greek yogurt with 1/2 cup whole milk and whisk to combine then use 3/4 cup of that mixture for the batter. You can discard or save the remaining mixture for another recipe that utilizes buttermilk.
** Muffins freeze well and will keep for 1-2 months in a freezer-safe bag. Pull out and defrosted in the microwave as needed. DO NOT put in a freeze safe bag until they are completely cool or the moisture will effect the quality of the muffin.
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