Green Smoothie Chocolate Chip Muffins
 
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These Green Smoothie Chocolate Chip Muffins are 100% kid and husband approved! A delicious way to get wholesome ingredients in your loved ones!
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Recipe type: Breakfast/Snack
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted*
  • ⅓ cup organic brown coconut sugar*
  • 1 cage free egg
  • 1 flax egg {1 tbsp ground flax seed added to 3 tbsp warm water}
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2½ cups organic baby spinach {lightly packed}
  • 1¾ cups rolled oats, certified gluten-free if necessary*
  • ¼ cup peanut butter powder {I used PBFit}
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • pinch sea salt
  • ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips, divided
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 12 muffin holes with liners or spray well with nonstick spray.
  2. Blend rolled oats in a Nutribullet or high power food processor until it’s a fine flour-like consistency.
  3. Then add bananas, coconut oil, brown coconut sugar, egg, flax egg, vanilla, lemon juice, almond milk and spinach to high powder blender and blend until a smooth creamy consistency is reached and there are no more traces of the spinach leaves.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine rolled oat flour, PBFit, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt, stir to combine. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips, reserving a few for the tops, then divide evenly among 12 lined muffins. Top with reserved chocolate chips and bake 17-18 minutes or until toothpick is inserted in the center and comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool 5 minutes or so then remove from pan and enjoy! Store in airtight container for 5 days or freeze for up 2 months.
Notes
SUBSTITUTES:
Organic Brown Coconut Sugar: You can substitute with equal parts brown sugar if needed.
Coconut Oil: While I haven't tried it, I think you could easily swap this out for melted butter.
Ground Oats: If you don't have a way to finely grind the oats or can't find oat flour, I think wheat or white flour would work just fine.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 195 Fat: 9 Saturated fat: 6 Unsaturated fat: 1 Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 26 Sugar: 3 Sodium: 188 Fiber: 3 Protein: 4 Cholesterol: 15
Recipe by Lemons and Basil at http://lemonsandbasil.com/green-smoothie-chocolate-chip-muffins/