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Spinach and Cheese Muffins

These Spinach and Cheese Muffins are a delightful, savory treat perfect for breakfast, a snack, or even as a side dish. Packed with nutritious spinach and flavorful cheeses, they are easy to make and sure to be a hit with everyone.

Preparation Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

6 large eggs

5.64 ounces (160 g) baby spinach

3 tablespoons yogurt

2.47 ounces (70 g) feta cheese, crumbled (a little under ⅔ cup)

½ cup (50 g) cheddar cheese, coarsely grated

1⅔ tablespoons all-purpose/plain flour

⅓ teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon fine sea salt, plus pepper to taste

Instructions

Preheat Oven: Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C/160°C fan/gas mark 4). Thoroughly grease your muffin pan with butter or non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

Prepare Spinach: Finely chop the spinach. Heat a large non-stick pan, add the spinach, and cook over high heat for about a minute until it wilts, stirring constantly. The spinach will reduce in volume and turn a dark green color. Remove from heat immediately and spread over a large plate to cool.

Prepare Eggs: In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and yogurt until the mixture is smooth.

Add Cheese: Add the crumbled feta, grated cheddar, salt, and pepper to the egg mixture. Whisk to combine.

Add Spinach: Once the spinach has cooled, stir it into the egg and cheese mixture using a whisk.

Add Flour: Sift the flour and baking powder over the batter and gently stir in with a whisk. Do not overstir.

Fill Muffin Cases: Fill the muffin cases with the batter, not quite up to the top. You should get about 9 muffins.

Bake Muffins: Bake in the center of the oven for 25 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Cool Muffins: Remove from the oven and set aside to cool for about 10 minutes. Run a flexible spatula or knife around each muffin (while still warm) to remove them from the pan. Enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Pair with a fresh salad for a light meal.

Cooking Tips

Be sure to cook the spinach over high heat to wilt it quickly without overcooking.

Do not overstir the batter after adding the flour to keep the muffins light and fluffy.

Nutritional Benefits

Spinach: Rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as iron and antioxidants.

Eggs: A great source of protein and essential nutrients.

Cheese: Provides calcium and protein.

Dietary Information

Vegetarian: This recipe is suitable for vegetarians.

Gluten-Free Option: Use a gluten-free flour blend instead of all-purpose flour.

Storage Tips

Refrigerate: Store any leftover muffins in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freeze: These muffins can be frozen once they have cooled completely. To defrost, simply leave them out for a few hours or overnight.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Flavorful: The combination of spinach and cheeses makes these muffins incredibly tasty.

Nutritious: Packed with vitamins, minerals, and protein, they are a healthy choice.

Versatile: Perfect for breakfast, a snack, or a side dish.

Conclusion

These Spinach and Cheese Muffins are a savory, nutritious treat that is easy to prepare and delicious to eat. Perfect for any time of the day, they are sure to become a favorite in your household. Enjoy your baking! Bon appétit!

 

 

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