Spinach & 3 Cheese Muffins


If you like savoury muffins, you’re absolutely going to love these. The 3-cheese combo is delicious; but if you’re not a fan of haloumi (what … who doesn’t like it!) just add a bit more feta instead. Best eaten whilst still hot or they are extra yummy if you toast them in a fry or grill pan. Heat the pan, melt a dob of butter, slice the muffin in half and place in the pan. Cook for a few minutes until browned. YUMMMMMMM!

 Time: Make time - 20 minutes, cook time – 20 mins.
Serves: Makes 12 large muffins.


Ingredients:

200 g baby spinach

100 g feta cheese

100 g haloumi (We used chilli haloumi, but unflavoured haloumi works just as well and you can add ¼ - ½ dried chilli flakes if you like a hint of heat in your savoury muffins.)

¼ cup parmesan

100 g butter

1 cup buttermilk (Buttermilk adds to the flavour, but normal milk is fine to use)

2 eggs

2 ½ cups SR flour or wholemeal flour

1 tsp baking powder

¼ cup pine nuts

1 tsp dried thyme

1 tbsp poppy seeds or sesame seeds

 

Method:

Step 1: Set the oven to 2000 C; fan-forced mode for even cooking.

Step 2: Line muffin tins with baking cases or lightly greases tins if you don’t want to use paper cases

Step 3: Chop the spinach roughly.

Step 4: Chop the feta and haloumi into small cubes and grate the parmesan cheese.

Step 5: Mix the spinach and cheeses together in a bowl.

Step 6: Add the flour, baking powder, thyme and mix into the spinach and cheese combo.

Step 7: Melt the butter and leave to cool slightly.

Step 8: Whisk the eggs (hand whisker or electric, whatever is at hand); add the milk to the eggs and whilst whisking pour in the melted butter.

Step 9: Using a spoon, mix the egg/milk mixture in with the spinach/cheese/flour mix.

Step 10: Add the pinenuts and stir through

Step 11: Spoon the batter into the muffin tins about 2/3rds full.

Step 12: Sprinkle seeds over the top for deco.

Step 13: Bake for approx. 20-25 minutes.  

Step 14: Leave the muffins to cool slightly in the tin for about 5 minutes then remove from cases/tin and place onto a cooling rack.


 Much love from the AR Activewear team xx