Back To School Breakfast Treat ~ Sneaky Spinach Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

Are you planning a special back to school breakfast? Well these muffins will certainly be the treat! They are so chocolaty, moist and delicious.  You kiddos will think you are spoiling them, but there is a little something sneaky in these muffins...  Spinach!  So mom can share these fun breakfast treats without feeling guilty.  Spinach is packed super high in iron.  So even though these muffins look and taste like they chocolaty goodness, there is an element of healthy in them.

And to give the back to school breakfast a festive atmosphere decorate the muffins a bit.  For the wrappers I just cut a piece of decorative paper 1 1/4 inch thick and glue it together.  Use the star die cutter to create layered star cupcake toppers.  I used the Be The Star stamp set to add some fun inspirational sayings.  Then I used dimensionals to adhere the stars together to add dimension.  On a couple cupcake toppers I even die cut stars with glitter paper for added sparkle.

Make the first day of school a real celebration.  Whip up an  easy breakfast and add a few fun elements to make it extra special.  And don't forget to take pictures! These days don't last forever.

Sneaky Spinach Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Wet Ingredients
·        1 large banana, mashed
·        1 egg, large
·        2 egg whites, large
·        ½ cup Vanilla Yogurt or Sour Cream
·        2 tablespoons Canola Oil
·        1 teaspoon vanilla

Dry Ingredients
·        1 cup flour (All Purpose, ground oat, or whole wheat. Or a combination)
·        1 teaspoon baking powder
·        ¼ cup sugar
·        ¼ cup cocoa powder (+1 tablespoon of you want it extra chocolatey)
·        cup chocolate chips
·        2 handfuls of spinach

1.    Place banana and yogurt in a small food processor. Then process until smooth. Then, add in 2 giant handfuls of spinach and process again until smooth.
2.    Transfer into a large bowl and add the rest of the wet ingredients. Mix with a wooden spoon until smooth. Next, add in dry ingredients and mix.
3.    Spray your cupcake tin with cooking spray or line with cupcake wrappers. Fill muffins about ¾ of the way full.
4.    Bake at 350ºF for about 20 minutes or until the center is fully cooked.

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