Scary-good Frankenmuffins taste like bananas

  • Young cooks will need adult help in making these green banana muffins. Can you guess the secret ingredient in these Frankenmuffins?

    Young cooks will need adult help in making these green banana muffins. Can you guess the secret ingredient in these Frankenmuffins? Toni L. Sandys for the Washington Post

 
 
Updated 10/22/2019 4:39 PM

This is a week in which looking scary comes with sweet rewards.

The same is true of the recipe for Frankenmuffins, a snack that doesn't look appealing because of its unusual green color. But take a bite, and you will be surprised by a delicious banana flavor.

 

You're probably thinking, "Why is a banana muffin green?" It's from the spinach that colors the batter but doesn't leave a trace of vegetable flavor.

Friends in the cafeteria might not be begging for a taste of your "scary" muffin.

You can either let them in on the secret and be ready to share, or smile and keep the treat all to yourself.

You'll need more than one 12-well muffin pan; if you have only one, you can bake in batches. Cover and refrigerate the reserved batter until 15 minutes before you use it.

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