Sunday, September 6, 2009

Banana-Kale Muffins

Inspired by my visit to the Little Woods Pre-School Food Fair, and the muffins we tried there, I made up a new recipe this evening to sneak some healthy into yummy foods for my husband and daughter.  Actually, "sneak" isn't a good word, because I'm trying to encourage Isla to like foods like kale by preparing them in a way that's kid-friendly.  These muffins taste like dessert, but are a much healthier option:


one bunch organic kale
three or four small organic carrots
three very ripe organic bananas
one cup organic whole wheat flour
one tablespoon vanilla
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon nutmeg
big dollop of organic plain yogurt
one free-range organic egg
sesame seeds (1/4 cup or so)
one tablespoon baking soda
one tablespoon baking powder
one dollop organic honey
1/4 cup or so organic canola oil

pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
in a food processor, chop up the bunch of kale (after removing stems), the carrots, and the banana.  
put all three in a large bowl
dump in the other ingredients
mix by hand until blended
drop in greased cupcake pans (I use the mini kind)
bake until done - approx 10-14 minutes


  1. These sound so good! I can't wait to make a batch (or ten -- we eat a lot) for my house. Maybe a few substitutions though ;)
    -cultured soy or coconut milk for yogurt
    -applesauce for egg
    -agave nectar or maple syrup for honey

    p.s. this is by far one of the most comprehensive, useful, interesting blogs i've ever seen. and i'm not even a mama!
    p.p.s. i love you, as always!

  2. love you too! you actually don't need any sweetener if you use apples or bananas in it... and i DARE you to try the mac and cheese. you can make your own with whole wheat pasta and soy cheese. xox