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Healthy Coconut Kale Green Muffins {vegan}


  • Author: She Likes Food
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Muffins 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Vegan

Description

A healthy muffin that’s packed with nutritious kale!


Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large banana
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 flax egg, or one regular egg (1 tbsp ground flax mixed with 2 1/2 tbsp water, let sit 5 mins)*
  • 3 cups packed kale leaves
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, plus about 2 tablespoons for topping

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a muffin pan with liners.  If using paper lines it helps to spray them with a little cooking spray so the muffin doesn’t stick to the paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients, except for the shredded coconut to a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until combined.  Stir in the the shredded coconut.
  5. Scoop the muffin batter into the muffin tin.  I like to use a 1/4 cup scoop to make them all equal sized.  Top each muffin with a little sprinkle of shredded coconut.
  6. Bake muffins until cooked through, 20-25 minutes.  Remove from the oven and let cool on a cooling wrack for 15 minutes.

Notes

*I’ve made this recipe both with a real egg and a flax egg, the flax egg does make it a little gummier than the real egg, but they’re still good!

To store: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.  Muffins can also be frozen: freeze in an airtight freezer friendly container for up to 3 months.  Place in the refrigerate or on the counter for a few hours to thaw.

Recipe adapted from Super Healthy Kids Sweet Spinach Muffins

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Muffin
  • Calories: 248
  • Sugar: 10 g
  • Sodium: 126 mg
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Saturated Fat: 11 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg