Mini Spinach and Feta Muffins

I wanted to put together some savoury muffins to put in my sons lunch box. I had some baby spinach in the fridge as well as some feta cheese that needed to be used up, so I thought I would try a spinach/feta combination. These smelt divine while cooking, and were even tastier cooked. They reminded me a little bit of a scone, so would probably be equally nice made into bigger muffins and spread with a little butter. I must admit though, that my fussy 5 year old wasn’t keen on these, but my 1 year old who is baby led weaning loved them..

Mini Spinach and Feta Muffins

Makes approx 18 mini muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1.5 tsp of baking powder
  • 4 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 egg
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 80g of crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 big handfuls of baby spinach, chopped up roughly
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1 knob of unsalted butter

Directions

Preheat oven to 200c or 400f (gas mark 6)

Melt the butter in a fry pan over a medium high heat, add the crushed garlic clove and cook the spinach until slightly wilted. Remove and set aside to cool

Sift together the flour, baking soda and mix in the crumbled feta cheese

In a separate bowl whisk the egg and gradually add in the milk and oil.

Add this to the flour mixture, along with the spinach and some black pepper for seasoning and gently fold until all is combined.

Spoon into a mini muffin pan and bake in the oven until golden (and a skewer entered into the middle of a muffin comes out clean), approx 20 mins.

I cooked in two batches as I only have one mini muffin pan (I must buy another one).

Allow them to cool on a wired rack, although I admit to eating one still warm and they were yummy.

 

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  • http://mamacook.blogspot.co.uk Mamacook_blog

    Great minds think alike! I came up with a recipe similar to this a while back. I add some nutmeg in too though which works really well with the spinach.

    • admin

      Nutmeg sounds good. Will try that next time I make them.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/BillyWalters Billy Walters

    This sounds awesome…I noticed though that in a lot of your recipes you use grams or at least I think it’s grams for things like cheese…could you tell me an alternate measurement like teaspoons or cups, or even if this is grams. I can’t wait to make these my mouth is watering now…..Thanks

    • LittleGrazers

      Hi there yes it is grams. Thanks for your feedback.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aislingnewman Aisling O Shea

    Could you freeze these or how long would a batch keep until

    • LittleGrazers

      they will freeze fine and should keep a couple of days in an airtight container.

  • Peggy Jenkyns

    What the heck is a “knob” of butter?

    • LittleGrazers

      it was about a heaped teaspoon. Really not much at all. I should of been more accurate ;)

  • Zoé Golightly Bawden

    I’ve just made up a batch of these and can confirm they are absolutely scrummy! I think I might try them with olives too.
    I’m guessing you could adapt the recipe to use other fillings, for example cheddar and broccoli?