Vegan Green Monster Muffins

  • Author: Diana of
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 12


This is a vegan version of my super popular Green Monster Muffins recipe. Check out the original recipe to see all the happy parent comments. Such a fun way to eat your greens. Click here to view the non-vegan version of this recipe.


Dry Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp spelt flour
  • (note: you can definitely sub flours, I just had spelt on hand)
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • Wet Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup vanilla coconut milk-based yogurt (or use plain and add 1 tsp vanilla and a little extra sugar – maybe a tbsp or 2)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 single serving applesauce (or 1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup PACKED, triple washed baby spinach, chopped by food processor into small bits (see photos above)
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp lemon zest (depending on how lemon-y you want it)

Optional ingredient

  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, plus extra for topping


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F and prepare a 12 cup muffin tin with non-stick spray.
  2. Add dry ingredients into a medium bowl and whisk together.
  3. Whisk to beat yogurt and sugar together till light (I did this by hand for just a couple minutes).
  4. Whisk in the rest of the wet ingredients.
  5. Pour dry ingredient mixture into the wet ingredient mixture, add 1/4 cup walnuts if desired, and stir gently just to combine – do not over-mix.
  6. Pour muffin batter into muffin tin cups – about 3/4 full each. If using walnuts, sprinkle walnuts on top of each muffin.
  7. Bake for 14-17 minutes until centers set or a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  8. Cool at least 10-15 minutes before serving.
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