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Green Monster Muffins

St. Patrick’s Day Green Monster Muffins

  • Author: Cara Kasdorf
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 18 muffins 1x


These nutrient-dense spinach, banana & chia muffins are a tasty snack for the whole family!


  • 2 cups rolled oats (regular or gluten-free)
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup maple syrup or honey
  • ½ cup milk (or dairy-free milk alternative)
  • 5 cups spinach
  • ¼ cup avocado oil (or other neutral tasting oil)
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup chocolate chips (or dairy-free chips)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line muffin tins with liners (I use 1 x 12 cup muffin tin and 1 x 6 cup muffin tin).
  2. Place rolled oats, chia seeds, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in blender and pulse until blended.
  3. Transfer dry ingredients to a medium sized bowl.
  4. Place maple syrup, milk, spinach, oil, bananas, eggs, and vanilla in blender and blend until smooth.
  5. Add wet ingredients to bowl with dry ingredients and mix.
  6. Let sit for about 5-10 minutes until mixture has thickened slightly.
  7. Fold in ½ cup chocolate chips.
  8. Fill muffin tins and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 


This recipe was adapted from Green Monster Blender Muffins by Sarah Remmer, RD at and shared with permission.