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Mini chefs – spinach and banana muffins

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  • Chef: Mandy
  • Serves: 6

Sweetened with fruit, these healthy spinach and banana muffins are a great choice for babies and toddlers.




Makes 6

1 ripe banana, mashed

50g spinach, blended into a purée

60ml oat milk

1/2 tablespoon lemon juice

40ml sunflower oil

75g wholemeal plain flour

40g oats

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

50g raisins (optional)

You will also need six cupcake cases.




  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (fan)/200°C/gas mark 6. Line a muffin tin with six cupcake cases.
  2. Mash a ripe banana in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Mix 50g spinach purée with 60ml oat milk. (You can blend them together in a jug blender or with a handheld blender if you have one). Add a squeeze (about half a tablespoon) of lemon juice. Add 40ml sunflower oil.
  4. Mix in the mashed banana and mix well.
  5. Tip in 75g wholemeal plain flour, 40g oats, a teaspoon of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda.
  6. Mix in.
  7. Add 50g raisins if liked and mix in.
  8. Spoon into 6 cupcake cases.
  9. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 25 minutes.