Wild Greens Muffins

Wild Green muffins

Who says weeds are an unwelcome nuisance? Try this easy recipe to discover their yummy nutritional benefits.

Consider using the greens (leaves) of dandelions, lambsquarter, amaranth, or sow thistle to add extra vitamins and minerals to your diet. Kids love ’em!

Over the year’s I’ve learned to use applesauce to add moisture, flavor, and to decrease the amount of sugar in some baked goods. This recipe can be adjusted further if you want to use gluten-free flour (be sure to add xanthan gum or other binder) or stevia sweetener. Remember if you do too many substitutions in a recipe it begins to change the texture, baking time, and how high it will rise.  Be open to these changes, and remember – if it tastes yummy – it is a success! If it looks weird, crumble it into pieces and pour pudding or fruit sauce over it and call it “Weed Surprise”!


Yield: 10 regular muffins
* 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
* 1 large egg
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 1 cup fresh wild greens, packed
* 1/3 cup sugar
* 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
* 1-1/2 cups flour
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Place the first 6 ingredients in a food processor and purée.
3. Place the remaining ingredients in a separate large bowl and combine.
4. Slowly pour greens purée into dry ingredients and mix only until combined. Don’t over-stir.
5. Scoop batter into a greased or papered muffin tins, filling each cup 2/3 full.
6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until inserted toothpick pulls out clean.


About Ellie Hadsall

My life is a journey with insights and gifts being revealed as I move forward. Every one I meet is a companion on this adventure. Together, we ride a wave of transformation. Let's leave the old behind and move through new portals! After a long, fulfilling career in human resource, personal development, and motivational speaking, I am currently a spiritual mentor, author, intuitive, Kriya minister, Vedic fire ceremony practitioner, meditation teacher and spiritual friend.
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4 Responses to Wild Greens Muffins

  1. Chiara says:

    How creative, nutritious and I bet delicious! Thank you for sharing!


  2. Sunflower oil is volatile so I’d bake at a lower temp but they look inviting. =)


    • Thanks for the reminder about sunflower oil. You can use any cooking oil of choice. There is a sunflower oil available in health stores that can cook at a higher temp if someone loves that flavor.


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