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Healthy Matcha Spinach Muffins - These healthy muffins have a hidden vegetable: spinach! It adds extra nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants without changing the taste. The matcha adds a beautiful flavor and green color so no one will guess the secret ingredient! #healthy #matcha #spinach #muffin #wholewheat #wholegrain #noaddedsugar #medjooldate #dessert #easy #nutritious #hiddedveggie #veggiepacked #spinachmuffin

Healthy Matcha Spinach Muffins

These healthy muffins have a hidden vegetable: spinach! It adds extra nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants without changing the taste. The matcha adds a beautiful flavor and green color so no one will guess the secret ingredient!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert, Desserts
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 4 large eggs separated
  • ¼ cup avocado oil
  • 3 cups spinach uncooked
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup medjool dates pitted and soaked
  • 3 tablespoons matcha powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons white whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup plain nonfat greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a muffin tin or prepare silicone muffin liners. Set aside.
  • In a blender (not a food processor), blend the dates, spinach, oil, vanilla, maple syrup, and yogurt until very smooth.
  • In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks with an electric mixer for about a minute until airy. Add the date mixture and whip until combined. Manually whisk in the flour, salt, matcha powder, and baking powder.
  • In a separate bowl, add the egg whites and coconut sugar. Beat with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Fold it into the rest of the batter until fully combined. Pour into the prepared liners and bake for about 15 minutes (time varies with each oven). Enjoy right away or cool on a rack.