Happy Friyay guys! Today’s recipe is Cherry Tomato & Cream Cheese Spinach Muffins – perfect for lunch boxes and as a snack on the go!
I’m all about lunch boxes recently. My daughter is quite fussy so I try to make her lunch boxes healthy, tasty and suited to her taste at the same time. The good thing is she loves fruit and veg so there’s no issue with that. But when it comes to sandwiches, soups and any other homemade food, she’s quite fussy. Number one rule is ‘no white’ which means no feta, no yogurt, no eggs, no cheese even. For example, the other day she asked me to make her a sandwich for school with ham and bread only. Can you believe it? I was pretty sure she wouldn’t like it but when I picked her up from school she’s finished all her lunch box and even said to me the sandwich was super tasty. Really? 🙂 I guess her taste buds are still developing. 🙂
Also, she really likes savoury muffins, especially the spinach ones I make. So I thought I’d make some for her lunch box. I used cream cheese which I mixed with the spinach so she won’t tell there’s some. The ones I usually make are with feta cheese and she always picks it out. I added some sliced cherry tomatoes as I know she loves them. However she picked them out too. She really liked the muffins though and even wanted some more for the next day, apart from the cherry tomatoes which she asked me to pick out. 🙂 So, yes I’m all about school lunches now. 🙂
I personally love these Spinach Muffins, I can’t get enough of them. But how could you not like them – they’re pretty, they’re tiny (like ‘two big bites’ tiny) and they taste amazing. As I already mentioned, perfect for lunch boxes, picnics and simply as a snack on the go.
These beauties are very simple to make – eggs, flour, spinach, cream cheese and a few cherry tomatoes. All you have to do is mix the ingredients together and bake. Simple as that.
Here’s how to make the Cherry Tomato & Cream Cheese Spinach Muffins
- 200g flour
- 100g spinach, pureed
- 2 eggs
- 1cup yogurt
- 50g butter, melted
- 200g cream cheese
- 5-6 cherry tomatoes, sliced
- 1tsp baking powder
- 1tbsp mustard seeds
- 1tsp salt
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- In a bowl, mix the spinach and cream cheese. Add the butter, eggs and yogurt and mix well.
- Gradually start adding the dry ingredients - flour, baking powder, mustard seeds and salt.
- Empty the muffin mixture in a greased muffin tray. Throw a few cherry tomato slices and bake in the oven for about 30 minutes.
Check out my other Spinach Muffin recipes here:
Cheesy Chicken & Spinach Bites
I hope you guys like this recipe and hopefully your little ones will love it too. Stay tuned for more quick, easy & tasty recipes, hopefully ‘school friendly’ too 🙂 , coming very soon. xx