Mmmm Muffins - Cheese, Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

"A delightful savoury muffin that makes a great snack for morning/afternoon tea or a take-and-go breakfast on the run. Please use a firm style feta cheese for this recipe. Serve warm. Recipe makes 10-12 muffins.This recipe was an entry in the RSC#11 comp. You can add more feta cheese if you wish"
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  • Preheat oven to 390°F (200°C) if using fan-forced oven or 420°F(215°C) if not using a fan-forced oven.
  • Spray a 12 muffin tray with cooking oil or grease with butter (ensure thoroughly coated). Can use paper cases to line instead of spray or butter if you wish.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly with a balloon whisk.
  • In another mixing bowl or a large jug - whisk the eggs, milk and oil together. Stir through the chopped spinach and the sliced sun-dried tomatoes. Gentley stir in the crumbled fetta and the finely grated asiago (or parmesan) cheeses.
  • Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Fold together gently -until just mixed. Do not overbeat or you will end up with 'heavy' muffins.
  • Spoon into the greased or paper-lined muffin pans.
  • Bake approx 15 - 25 minutes, until well risen and golden. Allow the muffins to cool in the pans for 5 minutes. Serve warm or reheat later.

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  1. AlaskaStephanie
    I followed the recipe exactly. The muffins are good, but I felt that they were a little bland. I am going to try adding a scant 1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt next time. It's definitely nice to have a savory muffin recipe as well as a way to keep on top of all the garden spinach!
  2. FolkDiva
    I'm glad I tried these muffins! I halved the recipe to make 6 muffins. Like another reviewer, the amount of spinach seemed impossible at first (I double checked the recipe because I thought I must have forgoten to 1/2 it!), but they turned out perfect. I used feta and parmesan cheeses, spinach from my spring garden and tomatoes that I dried last fall. They rose nicely and looked beautiful. Thank you for posting.
  3. Lalaloula
    Jubes, these muffins are STELLAR!!! They have such a great taste with the spinach, feta and tomatoes working great together! Mmmm, indeed! :) I made half the recipe for my mum's bday breakkie and they received rave reviews. I luved the addition of the pepper (I used both actually) and the parmesan cheese as an unusual companion to feta. Really great! My muffins turned out rather soft and stayed smallish, which is due to operator error I think (used an American cup instead of an Australian one). Nonetheless they were super tasty and looked pretty. THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this wonderful recipe with us, Jubes! It will be made again! Made and reviewed for Make My Recipe Tag Game Edn #11 May 2010.
  4. madriley61
    These muffins are wonderful! However, I think I would add some garlic as another review suggested. I made these tonight to see if I want to serve them at a luncheon I'm hosting next weekend. They passed with flying colors!
  5. TheGrumpyChef
    Boy are these good! Fantastic for a breakfast on the run. Just grab and go. I used cayenne pepper, asagio cheese and olive oil. So savory, So good. I enjoyed these very much, thanks for sharing! Made for ZWT5


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