Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Florentine Muffins

I decided to make a savory recipe from my Muffins Book and decided that these Florentine Muffins would be perfect since I already have all the ingredients on hand. I really love making savory muffins cuz they're different and you can eat them any time of the day, whether it be brunch, a light lunch with some soup, a snack, or even on the side with dinner! They're also really healthy with tons of spinach and pine nuts. The fantastic smell of pesto also added to the yumminess of these muffins!

Ingredients: (6 muffins)

1-1/2 c whole wheat flour
1/2 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 large egg
1/3 c olive oil
1/2 c half and half
4 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1/2 pine nuts
1/4 c pesto
1/2 c shredded Mozzarella cheese


1. Preheat oven to 375°F.  Line 6 standard muffin cups.

2. In a bowl, stir together the flour baking powder and salt.

3. In another bowl, whisk together the egg, olive oil and half and half.  Stir in the spinach and pin nuts until well blended.  Add the dry ingredients and stir until evenly moistened.  Fold in the pesto and cheese. 

4. Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling level with the rim.

5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden and springy, and a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin come out clean.  Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for 5 minutes.

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