I have eased my way back into the kitchen over the last 3 months, starting basic with things like my famous pulled bbq chicken and moving into things that are more "advanced" ie require chopping and maybe even mixing! Now that the holidays are here I have tried to attempt to add some fun back into menu planning so when I got the chance to host the holiday party for B's preschool class today I jumped at the opportunity to make something just a little different.
2.5 C flour
1.5 C sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1 C unsweetened applesauce
1 ripe banana
1 bag of prewashed baby spinach
Preheat oven to 350 and line cupcake tins
Blend together spinach, banana and applesauce until smooth (I did this in my food processor). Mix all other ingredients in a large bowl and fold in the liquids until everything is mixed well. Fill muffin tins and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
While muffins cool prepare fruit:
Strawberries (slice top off)
You can also add an additional slice of kiwi for the face if you want to offer more fruit.
The muffin recipe was adapted from A Little Nosh and The Green Forks