Every month the Crazy Ingredient Challenge Bloggers choose two ingredients that may not normally be paired together and make a recipe from them. This month we chose Spinach and Blueberries. I could have gone with a salad or a smoothie, but I like to push the envelope a bit with the CIC. So, I came up with these TMNT Mutant Muffins (actually Lemon Blueberry Muffins with spinach puree).
Be sure to scroll past the recipe to see what the other bloggers created with our ingredients.
Yes, I hide vegetables in baked goods. Yes, I use marketing names for recipes to try to entice my son to eat them. If you don’t approve, you don’t have to do the same thing. As for me, I do whatever it takes to get this face when he eats spinach.
The recipe is adapted from Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld (affiliate link, see disclaimer here). She uses yellow squash to give them a nice lemony yellow hue which would be nice, but I needed to use spinach. I also substituted real butter instead of the trans-fat free tub margarine. Oh wait, coconut oil is now the “in” fat to use. I am out of that at the moment.
Despite the green appearance, these taste like Lemon Blueberry Muffins. You don’t taste the spinach at all. And if you are careful and puree it thoroughly plus puree it again with the yogurt you don’t see any flecks of spinach either, just an even bright green hue.
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Until next time, happy eating.