These savory spinach and cheddar muffins are so so good. The cheesy bites are great for breakfast, lunch or even side dish for dinner. Hit the jump to recipe button to start cooking.
Savory muffins are great for breakfast. During busy days, it’s always nice to have some savory muffins on hand. Breakfast options are becoming few and far between at our home. My kids are over eggs and oatmeal, so when that happens I whip these out. These spinach cheesy muffins are also great for lunch boxes for a non sandwich option. It is my all time favorite savory muffin recipe. It’s packed with nutrients including vitamins from spinach, cheese, and egg.
You can pack them in lunches, eat them for breakfast or they go great with a main dish like lasagna. It’s a great way to introduce greens to picky toddlers. Spinach has a very mild flavor making it the perfect for introducing back greens to their palate. Chop the spinach finely and your child may just try it and realize greens aren’t so bad after all.
Why You’ll Love This Spinach Cheese Bread Recipe
- Protein Rich One muffin is packed with vegetarian protein like cheese and milk. You can create a well balance meal in a jiffy.
- Veggie Packed – I’ve added spinach to this recipe. Since spinach has a very light flavor, it is easy to hide it in this recipe for picky toddlers especially. It’s an excellent source of vitamins including K, A, C and even folate. Vitamin K is great for bone health.
How to Make It Savory Muffins
Hope you love these spinach cheddar muffins as much as our family does!
- Do not overcook. Ovens are all different so I would check in on the baking process.
- You may also use chopped carrots.
- If you choose to add Parmesan cheese, please use sparingly since it is rather salty.
- I don’t advise adding black pepper or more salt and pepper.
- Can you freeze these?
- This recipe is best fresh. There are no preservatives in the recipe. It’s also freezable and makes a great side dish or breakfast option. I do however prefer it fresh, it just tastes better! Trust me, though, it may not last in your kitchen anyway.
- How long will it keep in the fridge?
- You can happily keep them in the fridge for 3 days. Reheat in the microwave for 10-15 seconds.
By the way, I’ve tried this recipe without sugar. It does help keep these soft and moist. That said, tastes fine without it. You can also add 1/2 tsp. of garlic salt for an even tastier treat.
SPINACH CHEESE MUFFINS
These spinach cheesy muffins are also great for lunch boxes for a non sandwich option.
- 1 1/2 C. Flour
- 1 tbs baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 1/2 tbs sugar
- 1 C. chopped fresh spinach
- 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 4 tbs. butter (half a stick), 56.5 grams
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Preheat oven to 375F
In a bowl, mix first 6 ingredients until well combined (flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, chopped spinach, and cheese).
In another bowl, mix milk, egg, and melted butter
Mix cheese mixture with milk mixture (bowl 1 + bowl 2) until well combined
Grease a muffin tin or use cupcake liners. Fill muffin tin about 3/4 of the way (enough to leave for rising)
Bake at 375 for 20-25 min, or until toothpick comes out clean
1 half stick of butter = 4 tbs. = 56.5 grams
If using mini muffin tins, this will only take 8-10 minutes to make