My adorable little brother, Jackson, asked his mother to make him apple kale muffins for his 2nd birthday. How amazing is this kid that he asks for muffins with KALE in them instead of chocolate cake or candy on his birthday? I only hope that one day my kids will be so freaking awesome.
Although I couldn’t spend his actual birthday with the little guy, I decided to try out an apple kale muffin recipe in his honor. I gave a few of these to a friend and he told me they were so good I should sell them. Now that is a compliment!
1 1⁄2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 tspn baking soda
1 tspn baking powder
1 tspn vanilla extract
1⁄2 tspn salt
1/2 tspn cinnamon
1/2 tspn nutmeg
1⁄3 cup raw honey
1/3 cup coconut oil (or canola oil)
1/2 cup plain yogurt (I used soy yogurt to keep it dairy free)
1 1⁄2 cups finely processed apples (I put mine in the Vitamix for a few seconds)
1 cup finely chopped kale
1⁄2 cup nuts or dried fruit. I used chopped walnuts.
-Preheat oven to 400.
-In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda and powder, salt and spices.
-In another bowl, mix honey, vanilla, egg, yogurt, oil, apples, kale, nuts.
-Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir.
-Fill 12 greased muffin cups 2/3 full.
-Bake for 15 minutes or until a fork inserted in the muffin comes out clean.