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Here’s the latest edition of “K Noms”…it’s a yummy one!

I’ve seen multiple recipes that involve putting a veggie puree in to a muffin or cupcake.  These particular green beauties caught my eye.  Many recipes call for a from scratch cake.  And if that’s your thing – go for it!  But…here’s a super simple 3 (or 4) ingredient recipe.


  • One box white cake mix
  • A 4 to 5 oz package of spinach
  • 1 Cup of applesauce
  • A dash of vanilla (optional)


  1. Puree the spinach until mostly creamy.
  2. Blend the spinach with applesauce.
  3. Add a tsp of Vanilla (optional)
  4. Mix the now green applesauce with the cake mix.
  5. Drop in to a greased cupcake pan and bake according to the cake directions.   I made mini sized muffins.  So I baked at 350 for 20 minutes. 


That’s it!  The hardest part for me was making the spinach puree.  Our blender is…a bit old and busted.  I ended up using an electric chopper to get it mostly chopped, then I put the spinach and applesauce in to the blender for a final blend.   That worked well.

The final texture is a tad spongier than a normal cupcake or muffin.  The color is great, and most importantly…K loved them!  I had to cut him off at 3, but he was asking for more!

I’m giving these an A-.  The taste was great, and they were easy to make…but they ARE still cupcakes.   This makes me wonder what other healthy ingredients can be mixed in…more to come!  Here are a few pics!