Spinach and Cheese Muffins

If you have noticed it properly, only two or three recipes can be found in my blogs baking category. Though I like to experiment a lot in baking, I afraid to do and always worry about final outcome. Sometimes I blindly follow the recipes from my fellow blogger, cook books and TV shows. Like wise, I tried this Spinach and Cheese Muffins from the hamming bird bakery cookbook. These are savory muffins and the the cookbook recommends to use hard cheese to enjoy more muffins.

Did you know? Consuming cheese will reduce the plaque around the teeth and strengthen the tooth enamel. Overall, consume cheese with proper interval and avoid tooth decay!

Basic Information:
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 30-35 minutes
Makes: 12 muffins


Butter - 30 grams
Red Onion - 1/2 small one, finely chopped
Plain Flour - 360 grams
Baking Powder - 2.5 teaspoons
Cayenne Pepper - 1 teaspoon
Cheddar cheese - 250grams, grated
Whole Milk - 220 ml
Egg - 1 no
Baby Spinach Leaves - 130 grams (I added 150g)
Salt - 1/4 teaspoon (optional)


1) Preheat the oven to 170C(325F). Line the muffin tray with muffin cases.
2) Take a pan and heat butter. When it starts to melt, add onion and fry well. Keep it aside once done.

3) In a small bowl, mix milk and egg together and keep it aside.

4) In a separate large mixing bowl, mix flour, baking powder, cayenne, salt and cheese.

5) Now give a quick stir to egg milk mixture(as said in step 3) and pour slowly into the flour mixture and mix till all the ingredients are mixed well.


6) Add fried onions(as said in step 2) and baby spinach. Continue mixing until everything evenly mixed.

7) Take approximately one big lemon sized quantity from the bowl transfer to the muffin cases.

8) Bake them for 30-35 minutes or until the muffins became golden brown. At final stage, a skewer inserted into the muffin should come out clean.

9) Cool slightly and transfer to the wiring rack to cool completely.


1) As the batter was tight like our chapati dough, I couldn't use the electric whisk to mix it. Instead I used my hands to finish the job.

Sending this recipe to Healthy Cooking Challenge-Healthy Bakes guest hosted by Priya of Priya's Easy n Tasty Recipes and originally from Smitha of My Tasty Curry.

Also to sizzling tastebuds's Global Food Festival.

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ma...really gud...i really mean it...i love the savoury version....what did u eat it with...

This looks great. Loved the way you have presented it. wud surely like to try this someday


Beautiful pictures... lovely presentation..
I love savory bakes.
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Delicious, i love this savory muffins, they make wonderful dinner or lunch.

pretty muffins, savoury muffins sounds great..wonderful recipe dear..

oh my...ive been looking for savoury muffins...this looks great to try..

wow...lovely recipe...would like to try without cheese...looks too good Uma..superb clicks...

Hi Biny,

Thanks for your words. You can have them for brekfast with cup of tea or coffee like what I did.


gr8..lovely thought...it's a perfect grab 'n go breakfast item...

Simply Superb! bookmarking to make this saturday - a brilliant new recipe for me :) Thanks my dear! You've got me all excited about this :) cheers, priya

Wow very innovative & healthy muffins..brilliant idea...

Unique and innovative recipe. Muffin looks soft, spongy, yummy and very healthy.

Very Innovative and healthy Muffins luk spongy and yumm to munch on dear.thanks for sharing and dropping in.

wow love that muffin very healthy

wow love this savory muffins.. this one has been in mind for a long time.. but was worried abt the qty of cheese used.. now i think its ok to indulge once :)

Beautiful pictures and nice step by step recipe...I am already feeling hungry uma.

Those muffins looks damn pretty,healthy and marvellous..thanks for sending to HCC Uma..

I heart savory muffins, esp the cheesy ones!! Yours looks really inviting Uma :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

I too, love savoury muffins! these ones look gorgeous! and if cheese if good for our teeth, it is one more good reason to eat many of them :-)

Like this savory muffin, sound so yummy.

Will surely try this......Thanks for the step by step presentation. These look so delicious.

Simply superb savory version.. Love that!!lovely presentation too..

I can't wait to have this for my breakfast, love the idea of savoury muffins.

Love these muffins and great clicks too.

woww love these savoury muffins,looks good n nice clicks too...

Thot to try ths last week but was confused of the mix...thanx for the recipe dear...

Muffins are cute uma! :)

wow... muffins look delicious... perfect!! bookmarking it.. :)

I always want to try out savory muffins,nice recipe Uma

Healthy and yummy muffins...looks absolutely tempting

Mmmm....very healthy and delicious looking muffins..Nice clicks

Yummy combo....looks so tempting

I adore my muffins, but don't often make savoury ones. I have to say this one is wonderfully flavoured and I like the use of spinach too.

nicely done muffins.healthy and yummy treat for kids

looks healthy and delicious dear :)
lovely clicks..

Lovely clicks and muffins...Yummy.

Gorgeous clicks and beautiful recipe.

Awesome looking muffins....Perfect

Innovative recipe,looks awesome

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Nice muffins..I saw it in TV show...I jus wanted to try for my daughter...So,Bookmarked :)

amazing shot Uma ! and yummy recipe too :-) Thanks for linking ! first time here, and happy to follow you !

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This looks really interesting...thanks for sharing, bookmarked this..you have a lovely blog going on here

Amazing clicks and a delicious recipe. Will definitely try this when I call guests home.
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Delicious - thanks for the recipe! I made them and blogged about it here: http://www.planetveggie.co.uk/2013/11/02/spinach-and-cheese-muffins/

Please let em know what can i use instead of egg, as i am a vegetarian

Hi Maggie,
I never tried these muffins without eggs. but you can try it with any of the following: 1/4 cup of Soya or plain Yogurt or 1 tablespoon of ground flax meal mixed with 3-4 tablespoons of water. Please try and let me know the outcome.

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