Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Florentine Muffins

Well, since I lasted posted a recipe it is still raining in Atlanta. It has been one wet summer and later this week it is only going to be in the 70's. That is unheard of for Atlanta at this time of the year. Of course, when the weather gets cooler it is a great time to bake. These are great little muffins and so easy to make. I hope you enjoy them. Be sure to squeeze dry the spinach.

1 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
2 T. butter
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 T. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground pepper
2 lg. eggs, lightly beaten
1 c. milk
6 T. canola oil
1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 400˚F. Grease a standard 12-cup muffin pan or line with 12 muffin paper liners. In a nonstick skillet, sauté onion in butter until beginning to soften. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the spinach and cook for an additional 2 minutes, stirring constantly. . Set aside to cool.   In large bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper. In another bowl, stir together the eggs, milk, and oil until blended. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the milk mixture and add the spinach mixture. Stir just until combined; do not overmix. Fold in the mozzarella cheese.  Spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until well risen and a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove tin to wire rack. Cool 5 minutes before removing muffins from cups; finish cooling on rack. Serve warm or cool completely.  Makes 12.


  1. These look fantastic! I'm glad you shared the recipe. Enjoy the cooler weather for baking!

  2. These look so good. I am so tired of all the rain we've had in Atlanta this summer. Ready for some nice cool but sunny days!!

  3. I agree with you it is the oddest summer we have had and have heard of - BUT it is so nice not to have it in the 100's!!

    I never would have thought of putting that muffin together like it is - but it looks delish!


  4. Just wish you could pass one of your great muffins through to me! Savory muffins are great and I want to try these. Thanks for the recipe! That is definitely cool for Atlanta. It has been cool here, like fall, but warming up this week when the kids return to school. We need rain though. Have a great week, Kat! Hugs P.S. Love your header!