This Friday is St. Patrick's Day. While I do have some ancestors from Ireland, it has never been a big celebration for me. I think that's mostly because it's also the birthday of two people close to me. I was too busy celebrating birthdays to worry about the holiday side. That being said, I still like to wear green, and sometimes, I like to make things that are green. Last week I tried a new recipe that I found on Pinterest. I made Sweet Spinach Muffins. Before you say "GROSS!", hold up. They are REALLY GOOD. They taste very much like banana muffins, and I had many people who sampled them surprised at how good they tasted, including picky eaters like my son and brother-in-law. So, I'm going to share the recipe with you. I hope you'll give them a try for St. Patrick's Day. I know I'll be making them again...
SWEET SPINACH MUFFINS
(from Super Healthy Kids)
18 cupcake liners
2 cup flour, whole wheat
1 1/2 teaspon cinnamon
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup honey
1 large banana
6 ounce spinach
1/2 cup butter, unsalted
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 F, and line a muffin pan with paper liners (or use silicone muffin cups sprayed with cooking spray).
Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Blend the wet ingredients in a blender or food processor until completely pureed.
Pour the puree into the dry ingredient bowl, and fold together gently until just combined. (Do not over-mix.)
Spoon the batter into the muffin pan, and bake for 18-22 minutes, or until the muffins are firm to the touch on top, but not quite browning.
Cool most or all of the way before serving.
If you're looking for some other food to make that's green, check out the Healthy Baked Broccoli Tots. They are kid-approved, too! :)
MORE GALACTIC DEFENDERS!
At the end of March, the second book in my Galactic Defenders sci-fi adventure romance series releases...
JAGER: Galactic Defenders Book Two
Jager's new squad of Defenders has completed training, but the spoiled princess who has grated on his nerves since her first day of training is called back to Hemera for a yearly celebration. When Princess Katrina doesn't show up, Jager must find her and drag her home, where he wishes she would stay.
Katrina is a Defender, not a princess. And there is no way she wants to return to a planet she hates for some stupid ceremony. Not when she could be out killing Erebus with her squad.
But when a new enemy threatens both their lives, they must work together to survive.
Also available in paperback.
Jessica E. Subject is the author of science fiction romance, mostly alien romances, ranging from sweet to super hot. Sometimes she dabbles in paranormal and contemporary as well, bringing to life a wide variety of characters. In her stories, you can not only meet a sexy alien or two, but also clones and androids. You may be transported to a dystopian world where rebels are fighting to live and love, or to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.
When Jessica isn't reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk with her giant, hairy dog her family adopted from the local animal shelter.
Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers.