Finally, a wholesome, protein-fortified muffin that your kiddos will LOVE!
My friends Tom and Katie Hough, owners of the Richardson TX Fit Body Boot Camp, reached out to me with this fun muffin recipe. They have an adorable little 1-year old boy named Bennett who loves to eat these amazingly green muffins for breakfast.
As fitness professionals, Tom and Katie know the struggle that their clients have in getting their kids to embrace healthy food. Especially since the food industry has made kid food such a big business, with advertisements and flashy packaging aimed specifically to entice kids, making parent’s jobs even harder when it comes to introducing healthy options.
Tom and Katie discovered, as they created healthy recipes for Bennett, that making healthy kid-friendly food is NOT difficult, and it can even be FUN.
These tasty muffins are free of gluten, refined sugar, additives, artificial coloring and artificial flavors - all of the hidden harmful ingredients that fill most kid foods on the market. In addition, we’ve packed FRESH spinach and wholesome TruLean Protein Powder in the batter for additional nutritional benefits.
Best of all these muffins taste fantastic, so the effort that you spend in making them will be rewarded with happy children that are filling up on good, wholesome nutrition!
1 cup old fashion oats, ground to flour
1 tablespoon Chia Seeds
½ teaspoon sea salt
2 ripe bananas, mashed
2 cups baby spinach
¾ cup almond milk
1 tablespoon, melted
1 tablespoon coconut sugar (optional topping)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-muffin tin pan with silicon baking cups or paper liners.
In a large mixing bowl combine the ground oats, almond flour, protein powder, chia seeds, baking soda, baking powder, sea salt and cinnamon. Mix until the mixture is free of clumps.
In a food processor pulse the fresh spinach. Add the banana and almond milk and blend until smooth. Add the egg, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, vanilla and almond extract and blend.
Pour the liquid mixture into the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix until fully combined.
Fill each of the 12 prepared muffin tins with batter. Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with coconut sugar and a crack of sea salt. Bake for 18 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
The brand of protein powder that you use MATTERS! You are going to all the trouble to make this healthy recipe in order to remove harmful ingredients from your child’s diet so be sure to use a protein powder that doesn’t contain any harmful ingredients like fillers or artificial sweeteners.
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