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Paleo Hidden Veggie Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Muffins

Hidden Veggie Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins

Hidden Veggie Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins

It’s been a while since I’ve snuck veggies into my kids food.  I suppose part of that is because they’re pretty decent veggie eaters.  I decided to see if I could still do it.  You know, sneak some veggies in without saying anything and seeing if they notice.  I probably could have gotten away with more veggies in these because none of my three boys had a clue they were eating vegetables!  Boom!  Deceitful mama wins again!  Ha ha!  But, seriously, it’s so important to get those veggies in whenever possible.  Most adults don’t eat enough veggies, and our kids will follow in our footsteps.  Now I don’t think it’s good to always be sneaking the veggies in.  You don’t want your kids to grow up only eating veggies when they’re hidden in chocolate, but this is a good way to give them more veggies.

Ingredients:

1 cup hazelnut flour

2 bananas, mashed

3 egg whites

1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk

1/2 cup cocoa

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 cup spinach, finely chopped

1/4 cup carrot, grated

1/4 cup zucchini, grated

1/4 cup chocolate chips (Enjoy Life are GF/DF)

Directions:  Preheat oven to 350′ and line cupcake pan with liners.  In a medium-size bowl, mix mashed bananas, egg whites, coconut milk, and maple syrup.  Slowly add in hazelnut flour, cocoa, and baking soda making sure to mix thoroughly.  Add in the spinach, carrot, and zucchini.  Mix thoroughly.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  Scoop batter into cupcake pan.  Batter does not rise too significantly, so you can fill them pretty close to the top.  Bake 20-25 minutes.

**Optional Finish**

You can serve them plain, or if you want to get fancy, I mashed a banana with 1/4 cup of almond butter to “frost” them.  Then, I let the boys sprinkle a few chocolate chips on top.  It gave the veggie muffins a cupcake finish.  They all loved them, and couldn’t believe it when I told them they’d just eaten carrots, spinach, and zucchini!

frosted

Kid approved!!!

Kid approved!!!

 

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4 comments on “Paleo Hidden Veggie Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Muffins

  1. Rebecca
    July 28, 2015

    Need to try these! Do you think these would work well with “gelatin eggs” instead of real eggs?

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    • mireillesjourneytohealth
      July 28, 2015

      Man, I love to experiment. I don’t want to say yes just yet because I have never tried gelatin eggs in anything. BUT, I’m going to try playing with gelatin eggs this next week. I can totally tolerate eggs, but playing with gelatin eggs sounds fun, and you’re not the first person to ask me that. I need to try using gelatin eggs so when it does come up I can answer better. I’ll post some of what I come up with as I experiment with gelatin eggs next week.

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      • Rebecca
        July 28, 2015

        I might go ahead and try it in this recipe and see what happens ;). Will let you know the results if I do!

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      • mireillesjourneytohealth
        July 29, 2015

        That’d be great! I’d really love to know!

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