My kids took one look at these and saw: SPRINKLES.
I took one look and knew: KALE, and BANANA.
I’m not usually one to (remember to) do any thing special for this particular holiday, but since I had already ironed Dave’s shirts, (I never do that!) organized the garage (no way!) emptied out a closet (Whoa!) and had dinner in the crock pot, I thought I might as well be a full-blown overachiever.
(It’s such a rare day when I don’t have to leave the house…I love it!)
With another big bunch of bananas waiting to be used, I decided to go green by tossing in some kale (a full packed cup,) and adding sprinkles. (Because green sprinkles are my sons’ love language.)
To make these sparkly green treats, just follow my BEST BANANA MUFFIN RECIPE (click there to get to post w/ printable recipe.)
BUT Before you add the bananas, blend a cup of kale with the mashed bananas in a blender or food processor.
If you want your muffins a little more green, add a few drops of green food coloring to the batter before baking.
Also, before you bake them, top each muffin with green sprinkles!
They look like candy, but are filled with wholesome kale and bananas. And they are incredibly moist and delicious!
**Note to healthy people: My banana muffin recipe has a bit of butter and sugar involved, so if you prefer to use a healthier recipe, it is fine–just blend that kale well with the bananas before baking your muffins! (But you also might just want to try these. They are SO WORTH the butter and sugar. :))
Have a fabulous rest of your weekend and do some baking, ok?