Savoury spinach muffins w. onions & ricotta

Spinach muffins

Happy New Years everyone! I truly hope you all had a magical night with fun, flavours and great company! I had the best New Years Eve ever. We were a lot of friend together and prior to the night we have had tons of mail correspondence about decoration, menu, colour theme and just telling each other how much we looked forward to spending the night together. The menu ended up being totally incredible. It was a fish menu with a lot of colourful vegetables on the side, creamy sauces and crispy salads, yum. The dessert was my responsibility and I chose to make my 3 layer ice cream cake with a chocolate-avocado mousse on the top (click here for recipe). It was once again a success and I can only recommend you to try it for yourself. I was even clever enough to make 6 extra small cakes in some muffin cups and store them in my freezer. So now I have small super dessert to sweeten my cold and dark january nights, yay!

Spinach muffins

Now that we have entered a new year people always seem to be very keen on having a healthy, positive start! That is why I have chosen to post a healthy, light and ‘easy to grab’ kind of recipe, to provide you with a healthy snack/lunch alternative for busy days.
Savoury muffins filled with light and creamy ricotta cheese, vegetables and whole grain flour. I personally think it is really cool to have your vegetables in a muffins it just makes it a little more fun to eat them. This muffin recipe is a basic one. It has some very mild flavours from the spinach, red onions and ricotta. This makes it a very good ground recipe where you can add extra flavours from other lovely ingredients. I have added some different options and ideas for filling in the recipe part, which can inspire you to make your own twist to the recipe. Next time I will add some grated cheese, garlic and rosemary to mine.

Red onion

Spinach muffins w. onions and ricotta
Makes 10-12 muffins
1 cup ricotta (250 g/8 oz)
3-4 medium/large eggs
1/1/4 cup wholegrain flour – spelt, whole wheat, graham (3 dl)
3/4 cup refined flour – spelt, wheat (2 dl)
2 red onions
3 big handful of spinach (100 g)
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup water (0,5 dl)
olive oil
1 handful of pumpkin seeds (for topping)

Optional extra filling
A handful grated cheese of your choice
Herbs (basil, rosemary, thyme etc.)
5-6 pieces of salty crisp ham (Serrano, parma)
3-4 cloves of garlic

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 450 °F/ 225 °C (using a regular oven, no hot air)
2. Slice onions and use a skillet to sauté in olive oil on medium heat until golden. Then add the rinsed spinach and stir for about a minute. Set aside to cool.
3. Mix all of the wet ingredients together (use 4 eggs if you add extra filling). Then add all of the dry ingredients, and at last the filling.
4. Use a spoon to divide the batter into muffins cup, drizzle with olive oil, extra salt and pumpkin seeds.
5. Bake in oven at 450 °F/ 225 °C for 10 minutes, then turn the heat down to 350 °F/ 175 °C and finish them with additional 20 minutes or until firm and golden.

Enjoy!

Spinach muffins

 

  1. LineLine01-07-2013

    Har netop bagt disse muffins, og tilføjede en stor håndfuld rød cheddar, en håndfuld solsikkekerner, lidt loppefrøskaller og lidt tørret timian. De blev super lækre! Tak for opskriften :)

    • Josephine MaleneJosephine Malene01-07-2013

      Åh det lyder også dejligt. Er glad for at du kunne bruge opskriften og inspirere os alle med en nye ingredienser.

  2. SophieSophie01-20-2013

    Fantastisk blog, elsker at følge dig :)
    Kan disse fryses?
    Skulle helst ikke spise alle ti på en gang jo, hihi.
    Kærlig hilsen

    • Josephine MaleneJosephine Malene01-20-2013

      Tusind tak for de søde ord Sophie :) De kan sagtens fryses, så har man jo også altid en lille snack klar!

  3. KatieKatie07-09-2013

    Oh my! These look delicious! Do you think I can make up two batches and freeze one batch for later?

    • Josephine MaleneJosephine Malene07-09-2013

      Oh yes you can, no prob :) These freeze very well! I often freeze portions with two muffins, so I can just grab a bag and bring with me whenever I have a busy day.

      • KatieKatie07-10-2013

        Thank you for your reply! I will definitely try making up a couple of batches once the weather cools off a bit. That is a great idea about freezing them in small portions to just grab and go.

        Thanks again Josephine :)

  4. Hej Josephine,

    Totalt skøn opskrift! Tusind tak :)
    Har bagt dem et par gange nu – altid med sucsses! Skal dog høre dig om det er muligt at gisne sig frem til kalorie-indholdet per muffin for din basisopskrift?

    MANGE TAK
    Stine

    • Josephine MaleneJosephine Malene10-29-2013

      Hej Stine. Det er jeg glad for at høre :) Jeg har desværre ikke lige regnet kalorierne ud på disse, men jeg kan anbefale dig at prøve madlog, der er det super nemt at regne kalorier ud på alt.
      Kh Josephine

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