Inside Scoop: These kid-friendly, incredibly healthy, Kale & Blueberry Banana Blender Muffins are simple to put together, taste amazing and are a great way to sneak kale into your diet!
Banana blender muffins. Whoever’s incredibly busy (or lazy) butt decided that they wanted to throw muffin ingredients in a blender, pour batter and bake, was a genius!
All you need to make these delicious blueberry kale muffins are a few simple ingredients:
- Peanut Butter (or peanut butter substitute)
- Greek Yogurt
- Maple Syrup
- Rolled Oats
Banana blender muffins are KEY for the busy lady, mom, foodie…human, because they are so easy to make. We always forget just how easy they are to make. Some recipes require literally less than 10 ingredients, most recipes create fabulous muffins that use oat flour and bananas, and a blended batter, you really can’t go wrong (seriously, blender muffins are that easy).
So, Jenni created this recipe as a way to get more veggies and protein into her mini’s diet. She had leftover kale and thought, what better way than in a muffin, because if you know kids, they love muffins! These taste exactly like blueberry muffins but have the added benefits of kale!
We’re ones for adding veggies in where we can , both enhancing dishes with hidden veggies, as well as enhancing veggiesas a side dish (or full dish) to add fiber, and nutrients to your meals. In this case, we totally hid them, and these little muffins remind us of Green Eggs & Ham, because if you aren’t used to eating green foods, you may be off put by the thought of eating a green muffin, and then you try it and realize A) you can’t taste the green in it at all, and B) they delicious, yo!
Kale is one of those greens that has an incredible nutritional profile, it is high in Vitamin K (like for 1 cup cooked kalethere is 1180% of your RDA, yes, you read that right), Vitamin K is one of those fat soluble vitamins that we don’t talk a lot about, but it is sooo important. It is an antioxidant that is vital for bone support and heart health.
If you aren’t a kale fanatic, adding it to muffins and baked goods is a great way to get your Vitamin K in.
Not only is this recipe great for adding vitamins and minerals, but it is high in protein, and low in sugar/ contains no refined sugar, making it a great treat for balancing blood sugars and curbing cravings.
Muffin it up for you, your kids, your family members, anyone who’s into that kind of thing.
And, if you’re digging this whole muffin style and want another incredibly healthy and delicious recipe in your repertoire, check out these vegan Apple & Banana Breakfast Oat Cups.
Kale & Blueberry Blender Muffins
- 2 bananas ripe medium-size
- 1-2 cups kale or a bunch of kale leaves, de-stemmed
- 1/2 cup peanut butter or sunflower butter for nut free substitute
- 1/3 cup full fat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup blueberries thawed or dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Take all ingredients (except for blueberries/ chocolate chips) and place in a blender (place peanut butter in last).
- Blend until fully mixed, there should be no chunks and it should look creamy and smooth.
Fold any mix-ins to the batter such as blueberries, chocolate chips, or nuts to combine.
- Pour batter into a lined muffin tray (or use coconut oil to line the tray), filling ¾ the way full.
- Bake for 20-23 minutes, or until golden on top and toothpick comes out clean.
If you’re not a fan of blueberry muffins, you can substitute the blueberries for chocolate chips or another mix-in!
We recommend using fresh blueberries, but frozen blueberries can totally work! Just make sure to thaw them beforehand.
If you don’t have maple syrup on hand, honey could also work.
Also, if you’re not a fan of peanut butter or are allergic, feel free to use almond butter or sunflower butter for a nut free substitute.
Let us know if you make these blueberry kale muffins in the comments! And if you’re looking for more healthy muffinrecipes check out our chocolate zucchini muffins and our blender pumpkin protein muffins!