Today my grandson is two years old. I asked his mother if they’d bring cupcakes to his preschool. I learned the school has a “no sweet” policy: birthdays are celebrated with healthy snacks. She makes spinach muffins, which my grandson loves. Might be a good way to get kids to eat more vegetables.
Adeena’s Healthy Veggie Muffins
(Adapted from Food.com recipe #128256)
2 cups whole wheat flour
2-3 tablespoons ground flax or wheat germ if you have, otherwise just skip
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup canola oil
1/3 cup maple syrup (the real stuff)
2 Tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 cups pureed vegetables (cook a bag of spinach with a little water [ about a 1/2 a cup or enough to cover bottom of pot],puree, then measure. If not enough, add unsweetened applesauce or mashed banana or jarred baby food)
Preheat oven to 350. Mix ingredients together until well blended. Lightly grease tins or use muffin papers, fill 2/3.