I hope you guys are as excited about these green muffins as I am! I feel like I need to start by saying that these are not gluten free. I’m sure they can easily be made gluten free, but I used whole wheat flour in mine. I’ve been gluten free for health reasons for quite a few years (and since I started this blog), but those health issues have gotten to be almost non-existent since I gave birth, even with the re-introduction of gluten.
I still feel a little strange eating gluten since I avoided it for so many years, but so far I haven’t really been having issues with it. If you are a gluten free reader, don’t worry, I still eat a lot of gluten free foods and will continue to post lots of gluten free recipes!
When I was pregnant people would ask me if I was going to start posting kid recipes on the blog and I always said no. These days, Eli eats most of what we eat, he especially loves these breakfast cookies 🙂 But, the one area he’s probably lacking is veggies. I eat a lot of salads and I’m not sure if he’s quite ready, or would even touch, a big salad so I’ve been getting sneaky with veggies!
I would call these hidden veggie muffins, but I think the color might give them away 🙂 Fortunately, Eli isn’t old enough to even know what kale is and decide whether he has an opinion on it. I’ve packed 3 big cups of kale into these muffins, along with lots of coconut.
There’s coconut milk, coconut oil and shredded coconut. They have such a great flavor and it’s not bitter at all. Eli has been gobbling them up and my husband and I have been loving them too. They do have 1/2 cup of maple syrup in them, so there is some sweetener, but it’s all un-refined sugar so I like to say it’s on the healthier side.
I hope you and your kids enjoy these Healthy Coconut Kale Green Muffins as much as we do 🙂Print