Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Monkey Hulk Muffins II

I loved muffin batch 1, but I wasn't happy with the fat content.  I wanted to see if I could get those calories even lower. Fruits, veggies, and flour can make calories hard to cut.

I was really surprised by the caloric results though. So here's how they compare.
I thought the carbs would go up profoundly, since I added sugar and another banana. But the extra volumes made more muffins so it didn't significantly change.  It did, however, cut fat and raise fiber. So, these are my new favorite.  They're sweeter, they're just as moist and fluffy, and they're better for me.

And yes, I DID use the purple muffin cups on purpose, 'cuz that's how I roll.


4 brown bananas
6 oz. spinach (generally this is one normal bag)
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
2 eggs
1/4 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Combine bananas,  sugar, and eggs in food processor or blender.
  3. Add in spinach a bit at a time.
  4. Add everything else but the flower, and process high until completely combined.
  5. Scoop into a medium bowl, and add in flour.  Remember to muffin mix. Mix until just moist and combined, don't beat the heck out of it.
  6. Divvy up into cups, and bake about 15 minutes, until golden edges.

144 calories a muffin, made 15 muffins. Totally could make 16, but I like my muffins big.