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3-in-1 Muffin Magic: The Cocoa Loco

If the first two versions have not convinced you these will make you loco for the muffin magic! All the goodness from the simple ingredients plus the antioxidants of cocoa or cacao.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Cooling Time 5 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins

Equipment

  • med-large food processor or high power blender (5 cup +)
  • muffin tin

Ingredients
  

  • 1 egg or flax egg
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 big handfuls spinach organic
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 1/4 cup cocoa or cacao
  • 1/2 cup all natural (no sugar) peanut or almond butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce organic
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • Enjoy Life dark chocolate chips optional

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Grease muffin tins or use silicone liners.
  • Put banana, egg and spinach into med-large food processor or high powered blender.
  • Blend until well incorporated.
  • Add oats, baking soda and salt, blend again using spatula to push down the sides.
  • Add cocoa or cacao and remaining ingredients.
  • Blend well until smooth texture is achieved.
  • Use ¼ measuring cup to fill muffin tins.
  • *Optional* top with Enjoy Life dark chocolate chips.
  • Bake 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Move to cooling rack for 5 minutes.
  • Then remove from tins and allow to cool to room temperature before storing.

Notes

Store in airtight container for 3 days or in the fridge for up to a week. Call them cocoa muffins instead of chocolate, so kids don't expect a chocolate brownie. Great for an afternoon snack or packed in a lunch box. There is no trace of the spinach in taste or appearance.  But okay to omit spinach if you desire. 
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