Spam, Cheese, and Spinach Muffins


Made these on a whim for me and my boyfriend! They didn't last very long!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
12 muffins


  • 1 (12 ounce) can fully cooked luncheon meat (such as SPAM®), chopped

  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • teaspoon paprika

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted

  • ½ cup chopped fresh spinach

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • 5 basil leaves, chopped


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

  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir luncheon meat until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes.

  3. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, garlic powder, pepper, and paprika together in a bowl. Mix luncheon meat, milk, Cheddar cheese, butter, spinach, egg, onion, and basil together in a separate bowl; slowly stir into flour mixture just until batter is mixed. Pour batter into muffin cups until each is 3/4-full.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 33 minutes.


Regular all-purpose flour should work fine.

I had no problem using a shredded cheese blend. Add more cheese if you want. This is an easy and forgiving recipe.

If you opt out of using Spam, I would add a few extra pinches of salt. Bacon, ham, or sausage can also be substituted for the Spam.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

246 Calories
18g Fat
14g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 246
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 734mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 152mg 12%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 187mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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