Spinach and Cheese Muffins

by Megan on February 19, 2010

Please Note: I’ve made these again! Click HERE for the new post.

I always want to put an “e” at the end of spinach. I don’t know why.
I’ve never made savory muffins before. I don’t know why.

But I do know why I love these guys. Spinach + cheese = win win.

Spinach and Cheese Muffins

I made these to go with delicious Broccoli + Arugula Soup,  that Joy the Baker posted a couple days ago. They were both delicious and went together like total BFFs.

Spinach and Cheese Muffins

Spinach and Cheese Muffins
Recipe from the hummingbird bakery cookbook


  • 2 T butter
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1 t cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 4 oz. baby spinach, roughly chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Meanwhile melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat and fry the onion until cooked. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl stir together flour, baking powder, cayenne and cheese. In a separate bowl, whisk the milk and egg together, then slowly pour into the flour mixture and beat with a hand mixer until too thick to mix.
  3. Stir in the onion and spinach with a wooden spoon until evenly dispersed. (It will be hard to stir because this batter is much more like biscuit dough, but just do the best you can.)
  4. Spoon batter into muffin tins lined with paper liners. Fill about two thirds full. (Mine made about 18.) Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Place the muffins on a wire rack to cool

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Jenny*Ilovemuffins* February 22, 2010 at 10:25 am

Hmmm. Yummy as always. I hope to find some time to try your macaroon recipe this weekend. big kiss Jenny*


Chris February 22, 2010 at 11:16 am

They look great! I think I’ll give them a try.


Megan (megabite) February 22, 2010 at 11:19 am

Cool Chris! I hope you love them. Jake and I really liked them!


Megan (megabite) February 28, 2010 at 11:06 pm

Thanks Jenny! 🙂


michelle March 18, 2010 at 6:58 am

hi there.. i will like to try out the recipe.. but like to check with u something.. what does T and t stands for?



Megan (megabite) March 18, 2010 at 7:12 am

Hey Michelle!
The big “T” is tablespoon and the small “t” is teaspoon.



michelle January 18, 2011 at 3:41 am

i just made these but with more veg.
soooo good. thanks a lot.
please check out my blog if you have time.
im just getting started.


Keridwen April 3, 2011 at 11:02 am

I just made these & super yummy. The ‘batter’ is super stiff & I just rolled them into balls rather than spooning them into shape. I baked in oiled mini muffin tins without papers as well as some into regular muffin tins with paper cases. The mini caseless ones were better.


Megan (megabite) April 3, 2011 at 11:40 am

I found that the batter was super stiff as well. Good call, on rolling the dough into balls. I’ll do that next time for sure!


Bluebell December 31, 2012 at 8:14 am

I just made these muffins and they were terrible! The dough was really stiff when I was making them, which felt wrong, but then they didn’t rise. I’ve double checked I did everything right!
Is it possible my baking powder was a bit old and didn’t do its job?


Megan December 31, 2012 at 8:48 am

Oh no! I’m sorry to hear that! The dough for these muffins is really thick, so thOh no! I’m sorry to hear that! The dough for these muffins is really thick, so that’s not the problem. It totally might’ve been your baking powder.


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