01 November 2013

strawberry banana baby kale muffins (and a giveaway!)

When the nice people at organicgirl got in touch with me to see if I wanted to try their new baby kale, I didn't hesitate. 
They have great, fresh products, and I hadn't used baby kale before.
I loved it! It's texture is more like spinach than full grown kale - so there is SO much you can do with it. 
They sent me a handful of recipes, for everything from salad to smoothies to muffins. 
You can use it just like you'd use spinach - so the possibilities are endless.
And it's a major superfood, so you can feel good about it, no matter how you use it.

I decided to make muffins with it, using one of the recipes they'd sent.
They were so so good, my kids devoured them.

strawberry banana baby kale muffins
makes 12 muffins
2 cups organicgirl baby kale
8 strawberries (I used frozen ones)
3 ripe bananas
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cups flour (I used half whole wheat, half all purpose)
1 egg
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Puree the bananas, strawberries and kale in a blender or food processor.
Combine remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl. 
Add in the puree and mix until just combined. 
Spoon evenly into lined muffin tins and bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes, until golden.
Allow to cool and enjoy!

Each muffin only has 155 calories - so it's a healthy little breakfast with a super boost!

Not only did they send me some baby kale to try, but they want to send some to three of you! 
Aren't they the nicest?
All you have to do is enter below, and I'll choose three winners next week.
Good luck!


8 comments:

  1. I would love to try those muffins!

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  2. have to admit, kale freaks me out! I might have to try this!!

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  3. Either the muffins...OR...kale sauteed in garlic and olive oil with some salt is DELISH! Sounds simple and frighteningly healthy, but it's SO good. Even my 5 year old son will eat some. =)

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  4. I've never used kale in muffins before so I may have to try that!

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  5. Mmm, can't wait to try this recipe! I'm always looking for ways to "healthify" my treats! ;)

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  6. found a recipe for a baby kale, bacon and gruyére torte. I'd have to give that a try!

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  7. the muffins thanks for the giveaway
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  8. i found your blog through danielle's. she did my blog design and our christmas cards and i was looking for her christmas card shop for this year. anyway, we have four kids - three bio and one adopted from ethiopia. i really enjoyed finding your blog and reading a little about your family. i wish you all the best!

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