Popeye muffins seem to be everywhere in the mama groups and kid recipe facebook pages. I’ve seen various variations of the recipes. Some resulting in a very bright green Hulk-ish muffin , while others use banana in an attempt to cover the “green” taste that can happen with lower sugar , lower fat muffins.
This is my take on the muffin . I didn’t use pureed spinach like many of the recipes call for as I didn’t want the green color. I am ok with a little bit of sugar and good quality butter so I used them , but you could swap for honey , maple syrup or apple sauce.
I used most of what was left of a tub of fresh baby spinach because that was what i had on hand. I chopped finally and basically wilted in a pan. I used a mini muffin pan and was really pleased with how they turned out.
They are full of spinach but you can’t taste it at all. A nice alternative without banana like a lot of the recipes have.
Veggie Cheese Bites
These look like ugly lumps of veggies shoved in a muffin and I guess they are but they are delicious ugly lumps !
I am sure you could make them prettier with finer dicing or more even chopping but I wasn’t too concerned. I use whatever veggies need using when it comes to these. In this case I had half a bag of California mix : Cauliflower/broccoli/carrots so I used those.
I’ve also made these on the stove top and on a cookie sheet. Always yummy !
These are pretty close to the ones above , but don’t have flour and are more of a veggie patty than muffin texture.
Again, use what you have with these . For more moist veggies, use more breadcrumbs.
Even adults love these little guys !
Whats your favorite recipe to make for your toddler? Any Fails ?