Feta cheese and spinach muffins

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Feta cheese and spinach muffins - make this nutritious snack with these spinach and cheese muffins - tasty savoury muffins

Do your kids run a mile as soon as they see a green leaf approaching their plate? If so then why not try these savoury feta cheese and spinach muffins?

Each one has 20 grams of nutritious spinach in it! Baked with feta cheese and wholemeal flour they’re tasty as well as being a healthy snack. They can also be frozen and defrosted when needed.

Summary

Prep: 25 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Ages: Toddlers to Teens
Difficulty: Intermediate
Makes: 10 spinach muffins

Ingredients

  • 200 grams fresh spinach leaves
  • 200 grams feta cheese
  • 170 grams self raising flour (1½ cups)
  • 90 grams wholemeal flour (⅔ cup)
  • 150 mls milk
  • 1 egg
  • 100 grams butter, softened
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 10 grams fresh dill
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds (optional)

 

Instructions

  1. Rinse the spinach well. Sprinkle with salt and massage it into the spinach leaves. Leave for 5-10 minutes. This softens the spinach leaves a little.
  2. In the meantime preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) fan setting. Take a 12 cup muffin tray and spray with oil spray.
  3. Start preparing the ingredients in a mixer. Add the feta cheese, egg, milk, softened butter and dill.
  4. Then you can return to the spinach leaves and rinse off the salt. Grab bunches of spinach and squeeze or wring it out like you would a wet cloth, to get all the water out. Pat dry with a paper towel and pop the spinach in the mixer with the other ingredients.
  5. Blend it together until it makes a soft paste. Only blend as much as you have to in order to get the right consistency and spoon it out into a large bowl.
  6. Add in your self-raising flour, wholemeal flour and baking powder. Mix with a spoon until combined.
  7. Spoon the mixture into greased muffin cups.
  8. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and sesame seeds (optional).
  9. Bake on the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  10. Remove and let them cool down. Enjoy!
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Feta cheese and spinach muffins - make this nutritious snack with these spinach and cheese muffins - tasty savoury muffins
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Salt the spinach leaves

Wash the spinach in a large colander.

Sprinkle with salt and massage it into the spinach leaves.

Leave it to rest for 5-10 minutes to soften the leaves.

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Feta cheese and spinach muffins - make this nutritious snack with these spinach and cheese muffins - tasty savoury muffins
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Add the ingredients to the blender

In the meantime preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) fan setting. Take a 12 cup muffin tray and spray with oil spray.

In a mixer add the feta cheese, egg, milk, softened butter and dill.

Take your salted spinach. Rinse it and squeeze it with your hands or with a kitchen cloth to get all the water out. Add it to the mixer.

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Feta cheese and spinach muffins - make this nutritious snack with these spinach and cheese muffins - tasty savoury muffins
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Blend the ingredients

Blend the ingredients together until it makes a paste.

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Feta cheese and spinach muffins - make this nutritious snack with these spinach and cheese muffins - tasty savoury muffins
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Mix the ingredients

Spoon it into a large bowl and add the self-raising flour, wholemeal flour and baking powder.

Mix together until combined.

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Feta cheese and spinach muffins - make this nutritious snack with these spinach and cheese muffins - tasty savoury muffins
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Spoon into muffin cups

Spoon the mixture into the muffin cups until level.

Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and sesame seeds.

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Feta cheese and spinach muffins - make this nutritious snack with these spinach and cheese muffins - tasty savoury muffins
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Bake for 20 minutes

Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Let them rest on a wire rack until cool.

Enjoy these feta cheese and spinach muffins

 

Feta cheese and spinach muffins - make this nutritious snack with these spinach and cheese muffins - tasty savoury muffins

 

Feta cheese and spinach muffins - make this nutritious snack with these spinach and cheese muffins - tasty savoury muffins

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Feta cheese and spinach muffins

Each one of these feta cheese and spinach muffins has 20 grams of nutritious spinach in it! Baked with feta cheese and wholemeal flour they’re super tasty as well as being a healthy snack. 
Course Snack
Cuisine Greek
Keyword spinach and cheese muffins, spinach and feta, spinach muffins
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10 spinach muffins
Author Mas & Pas

Ingredients

  • 200 grams fresh spinach leaves
  • 200 grams feta cheese
  • 170 grams self raising flour (1½ cups)
  • 90 grams wholemeal flour (⅔ cup)
  • 150 mls milk
  • 1 egg
  • 100 grams butter softened
  • tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp Parmesan cheese grated
  • 10 grams dill
  • 3 tbsp sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Rinse the spinach well. Sprinkle with salt and massage it into the spinach leaves. Leave for 5-10 minutes. This softens the spinach leaves a little.
  • In the meantime preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) fan setting. Take a 12 cup muffin tray and spray with oil spray.
  • Start preparing the ingredients in a mixer. Add the feta cheese, egg, milk, softened butter and dill.
  • Then you can return to the spinach leaves and rinse off the salt. Grab bunches of spinach and squeeze or wring it out like you would a wet cloth, to get all the water out. Pat dry with a paper towel and pop the spinach in the mixer with the other ingredients.
  • Blend it together until it makes a soft paste. Only blend as much as you have to in order to get the right consistency and spoon it out into a large bowl.
  • Add in your self-raising flour, wholemeal flour and baking powder. Mix with a spoon until combined.
  • Spoon the mixture into greased muffin cups.
  • Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and sesame seeds (optional).
  • Bake on the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  • Remove and let them cool down. Enjoy!