Healthy spinach meets earthy cheese in 12 tasty muffins
Spinach muffins will be your new breakfast, lunch and dinner. They are super easy and quick to prepare and soooo ridiculously tasty. I love muffins, they are just such a smart food. Not in the way we typically tend to thing now when we talk about smart food – as in hyper healthy. Though I would indeed classify it as a healthy eating option. I mean ‘smart’ as in handy. You bake it, it already comes in a perfect serving size for one and you can just carry it around with you without any fuss. Magic.
This muffin combines the healthy aspects of spinach in all its richness in iron, calcium and vitamin K with the earthiness of Swiss mountain cheese. Also, did you know that spinach is an edible remedy for high blood pressure? The potassium, folate, and magnesium in spinach have the power to help you lower your blood pressure.
Another super tasty spinach focused meal is ricotta zucchini and spinach dumplings. So make sure to check out the recipe and cook it on one of those nights, when you look for a new vegetarian recipe to try out.
At a glance
- Servings: 12
- Calories per serving: 12 kcal
- Preparation time: 10 min
- Oven time: 20 min
- Total time from start to finish: 30 min
- 2 Eggs
- 5.5 ounces (160 grams) of creamed spinach
- 1/3 cup (80 ml) vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup (120 ml) milk
- 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 3.5 ounces (100 grams) grated sharp Swiss cheese a.k.a. Alpine cheese (like Gruyère, Appenzeller or Emmentaler)
- 1 1/2 cups (225 grams) of flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teapoon of pepper
How to prepare cheesy spinach muffins
Step 1: Add the eggs, creamed spinach, vegetable oil, and milk to a bowl and whisk them until well combined. Next, mix in the grated Swiss cheese of your choice. If you have larger cheese chunks, the cheese will come out more prominent in the final muffin. If you use fine grated cheese, it will dissolve more into the dough throughout the baking process in the oven.
Step 2: In a next step, add the flour, baking powder, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper. Use a mixer to combine everything well. Don’t overdo it. Mix it for approximately one minute, that should do the trick.
Step 3: Afterwards, prepare a muffin pan with 12 molds by either buttering the molds or using a baking spray.
Step 4: Use a spoon to distribute the spinach muffin dough to the 12 muffin molds. Fill them to about 2/3.
Step 5: Bake the spinach muffins for 20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit/180 degrees Celsius. Luckily, muffins – just like cupcakes – only take a few minutes to cool down. Besides, there is something extremely homely in eating freshly baked, warm muffins – to me anyways.