3-eyed Monster muffins
Spooky season is back! 😍
And this is my first cereally recipe idea to celebrate: 3-Eyed Monster Muffins!!
They are naturally green, not overly sweet and super easy to make: you just need a blender.
I got the inspiration from Amy and I think they make just the best treat for both kids and adults.
What are they made of? Read the recipe below this spooky picture to find out 😄
1 small ripe banana
30g baby spinach
85g cup milk (dairy or nondairy)
1 tablespoon (14g) melted and cooled butter (OR neutral oil OR plain yogurt)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
45g rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
56g whole-wheat flour
Dark chocolate chips*
--- TOPPINGS ---
20g Dark Chocolate
Nilla Banana Pudding cereal (marshmallow bites)
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) and prepare your muffin tin with 6 paper or silicone cups.
Place all ingredients into a blender except the flour and chocolate chips.
Blend until very smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowls as needed. You want the greens to be very finely blended in so the batter is green, as if you were making a smoothie.
Pulse in the flour just to combine, or pour the "smoothie" into a bowl and stir the flour in gently.
Finally fold in chocolate chips and mix briefly with the spoon to combine.
Transfer the batter into the prepared muffin tin.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean.
Let them cool completely before decorating.
Make marshmallow eyes: melt a small quantity of dark chocolate in the microwave or on a double boiler and draw funny eyes shapes on the Nilla Banana Pudding cereal (marshmallow bites) with a toothpick.
Use the remaining melted chocolate to glue the marshmallow eyes on top of the muffins and draw their mouths with a toothpick.
You can use maple syrup or agave instead of honey but for all the possible swaps I suggest you go check out the original recipe.
I didn't weigh the amount of dark chocolate I put in, you can adjust it to your taste or even omit them altogether.
I adapted this recipe from here.
If you make it let me know! :)