These moist, savory muffins are a great way to work a healthy element into your family's brunch. The spinach flavor mellows as the muffins cool.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 12 cup muffin cups.

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  • Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a mixing bowl.

  • Stir the melted butter, egg, milk, spinach, and Cheddar cheese together in a large mixing bowl until evenly blended. Slowly stir in the flour mixture to form a batter. Spoon about 2 tablespoons into each muffin cup.

  • Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

164 calories; protein 5.5g 11% DV; carbohydrates 13.5g 4% DV; fat 9.9g 15% DV; cholesterol 42.3mg 14% DV; sodium 349.3mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
It's bland as is, so I added garlic powder, onion powder,salt, pepper, parmesan cheese and I used old cheddar cheese. These muffins baked a nice dome for their tops and they look so pretty and tasted great with the additions I added. It makes a great 'sandwich' the next day when you put a slice of turkey or ham in it. We enjoyed these muffins. THX Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/04/2008
I'm sorry but as written these are just not to our taste. I made it just as the recipe states in order to give it a fair review but IF I were to make them again I'd add a lot more seasonings and for sure I wouldn't use frozen spinach. I doubt I'll try them again though. N R Read More
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61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
It's bland as is, so I added garlic powder, onion powder,salt, pepper, parmesan cheese and I used old cheddar cheese. These muffins baked a nice dome for their tops and they look so pretty and tasted great with the additions I added. It makes a great 'sandwich' the next day when you put a slice of turkey or ham in it. We enjoyed these muffins. THX Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2008
Making some revisions based on people's reviews these are fabulous!!! For the dryness that everyone spoke of I added two extra tablespoons of butter extra cheese and cooked for ten minutes less than suggested. For the blandness that was mentioned I added 1/4 tsp of garlic salt and 1/4 tsp of onion powder and 1/4 cup of freshly grated dubliner cheese (like a sweet bold paremsian cheese). Pair with a nice fruit salad and it would be a perfect brunch will definately make again. Thanks for the new recipe! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/04/2008
I'm sorry but as written these are just not to our taste. I made it just as the recipe states in order to give it a fair review but IF I were to make them again I'd add a lot more seasonings and for sure I wouldn't use frozen spinach. I doubt I'll try them again though. N R Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2008
I liked these. My husband liked them a lot (he's on his 4th now - in less than an hour). Its a great idea and they are very pretty which counts for me. I think they are a just a little bland but could easily be spiced up with some chili flakes and/or onion. Also make sure to use sharp cheddar! Thanks for the recipe Breezer! N R Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/23/2008
These look great but we do not care for the taste. I would have to doctor them quite a bit into something we would really enjoy. I have a feeling this would be a fun recipe to play with but I don't like them as written. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2009
I never tried such muffins before. First Im not convinced to make this one coz im wondering what the taste like with those veges but I was wrong this was awesome. Unique taste and I can find all the ingredients to my kitchen. thanks for posting. I posted the pic of the one I made:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/30/2008
I just made them last night... uhh...they were okay. I thought the flavor was good but my muffins came out SO dry. They were like pretty little rocks:(. I might attempt this again if i combine it with another recipe.. maybe the spinach brownies on this site. I bet it will be good. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2011
I really liked these! I followed some reviewers' advice and added an extra 2 Tbsp. butter. I also added 1/4 tsp. each of garlic powder onion powder and ground black pepper. Went wonderfully with a bowl of soup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2008
This is what i did: I used 3/4 cup wheat flour 3/4 cup all purpose. I chopped up bacon and cooked till crisp drained off grease added the chopped drained spinach to the pan added pepper pinch of nutmeg and smallest pinch of crushed red peppers. drained well on papertowel. Mixed all ingredients as directed but added garlic powder and salt. Scooped heaping tbs to greased muffin pans and baked. They made 9 muffins. I added the bacon to balance the spinach and give the recipe more flavor as well as the wheat flour for texture. the nutmeg added wonders since it goes so well with spinach! MMMM they smelled heavenly in the oven and looked marvelous. The only critisism i have is i didnt really like the "stringy" texture the spinich gave them but the flavor was ok. Maybe next time i will use green onion or chives. Oh yeah 35 mins was way too long they were done in about 20 mins. They were a little dry too but they were ok. Not sure if i would make again maybe try fresh spinach. N R Read More
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