ninja turtle green muffin recipe for toddlers and picky eaters

Ninja Turtle Spinach Muffins

Servings 16 muffins


For muffins:

  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 3/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar or syrup
  • 1 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips

For eyes:

  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • natural food dye
  • candy edible eyes (I find these at craft stores such as Micheals or AC Moore)


  1. In a food processor, blend together spinach, carrots, banana, yogurt, oil, vanilla, and egg. In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Pour liquid ingredients into dry and mix to create batter. Mix in dark chocolate chips. Bake at 350 F for 15 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean).

  2. Allow muffins to cool. Melt white chocolate and mix in 1-2 drops of natural food dye to get the desired color for your turtle’s mask. Spread a small line of melted chocolate on each muffin to create the mask. Place eyes on top of the chocolate and allow to set. Once chocolate has hardened, serve or store remaining muffins for up to 1 week in refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts Per Muffin: 102 calories, 17 g CHO, 3 g FAT, 3 g PRO, 15 mg sodium, 8 g sugar, 2 g fiber