When I'm baking the first question my husband asks is "sweet or salty?" with his breath held, hoping i'll say salty. He is much more of a savory person than I am, although he does enjoy the occasional sweet. I decided to create a savory muffin recipe (and use up the excess spinach I had monopolizing my crisper drawer). The result was wonderful...a healthy and delicious muffin all of us loved.
Savory Spinach Mini Muffins - 12 Months +
2 cups baby spinach (washed & chopped)
1/2 a RIPE avocado
1 1/2 cups plain kefir
1 tbsp raw honey
1/2 tsp garam masala or cinnamon
1 3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda1/2 cup fresh mozzarella
note: If you don't have fresh mozzarella top each muffin with a sprinkle of any shredded cheese. Garam masala is an Indian spice mix containing cardamon, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, coriander and black pepper but simple cinnamon will work fine in this recipe. Omit the honey and this recipe is 9 Months+.
Some of the Awesome Health Benefits:
-Spinach is packed full of iron and dietary fiber. Plus it's loaded with vitamins and minerals.
-Avocados are a wonderful "good fat" food for brain and physical development. They contain valuable nutrients including folate, fiber, potassium, vitamin E; and iron.