Spinach Muffins

Spinach Muffins

The emerald hue of these bright-green muffins comes from spinach, but the leafy greens are undetectable.

They’re sweet and moist, and delicious enough to make you forget they’re actually good for you!

Many of the wholesome ingredients in these muffins are probably already in your kitchen: Whole-grain flour provides filling fiber and protein; almond milk and coconut oil create a moist crumb, and applesauce and maple syrup provide just the right amount of sweetness.

You can whip up a batch in minutes using your blender or food processor!

Pro tip: Bake your spinach muffins in paper muffin cups to prevent them from sticking to the pan.

Freeze extra muffins in a plastic bag for up to three months. When you’re ready to enjoy one, simply thaw and warm in an oven or toaster oven.

Spinach Muffins Recipe | BeachbodyBlog.com

Spinach Muffins Recipe | BeachbodyBlog.com

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Spinach Muffins

The emerald hue of these healthy muffins comes from spinach, but the leafy greens are undetectable. 

Course Side Dish
Keyword muffins
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 12 servings, 1 muffin each
Calories 161 kcal
Author Beachbody


  • Nonstick cooking spray (optional)
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. fine sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin organic coconut oil, melted
  • tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 6-oz. bag fresh spinach
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce (or 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed)


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

  2. Prepare 12 muffin cups by lining with muffin papers or lightly coating with spray.

  3. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl; mix well. Set aside.

  4. Place egg, maple syrup, almond milk, oil, extract, and spinach in blender (or food processor); cover. Blend until smooth. Add to flour mixture; mix until just blended.

  5. Gently fold in applesauce.

  6. Evenly divide batter among prepared muffin cups.

  7. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until tester inserted into the center comes out clean.

  8. Transfer muffins to rack; cool.

Nutrition Facts
Spinach Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 259mg11%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Spinach Muffins Recipe | BeachbodyBlog.com

Container Equivalents
1½ Yellow
1 tsp.

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Photos by Kirsten Morningstar