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Chocolate spinach muffins with chocolate chips on top.
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5 from 12 votes

Chocolate Spinach Muffins

Looking to get some extra veggies in? Sneak some spinach in with these tasty and simple Chocolate Spinach Muffins! 10 minutes to prep, and super kid friendly. Delicious and wholesome, and a green smoothie in every bite but no one will know!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 192kcal
Author: Lorie Yarro



  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine milk, bananas and spinach in a high powered blender and blend until mostly smooth. A few lumps is ok.
  • Transfer "smoothie" to a medium mixing bowl.
  • Add egg and stir to lightly whisk.
  • Add sugar, vanilla, oil and Greek yogurt and stir to combine.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, sea salt and cocoa powder and stir to combine.
  • Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir to fold in. Stir in the chocolate chips, saving some or adding extra in for topping.
  • Line a 12 muffin pan with muffin liners and spoon batter into each.
  • Add chocolate chips to the tops of each muffin.
  • Bake for about 18-22 minutes or until you can put a toothpick in the center and it comes up clean.
  • Cool for several minutes before serving.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3-5 days.


  • Use fresh versus frozen spinach. Frozen is not ideal in these chocolate spinach muffins. Frozen spinach has a stronger flavor and will have excess liquid that you won't want in your muffins.
  • Storing your muffins: you can store these muffins in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, sealed in an air tight container. At room temperature, they will only last about 3 days. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months in a freezer safe container.
  • Other add-ins to toss in: you don't have to stop at just the chocolate chips. Other ingredients you may enjoy in these muffins are coconut, chopped nuts, or raisins and dried fruit. Also, they are great served with a drizzle of peanut butter or almond butter on top.


Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg