Cheese and Spinach Muffins
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Grease or Spray muffin pan (I used paper liners and it was hard to get all of the muffin off the paper)
Yield: 1 dozen.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper (optional)
(heaping) 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese, (or cheddar or even feta if you want)
1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach (I rounded up on the spinach)
2 tablespoons chopped green onions (I used chives from the garden)
1-1/4 cups milk
1/3 cup butter, melted and slightly cooled
Additional Parmesan cheese to sprinkle on top
In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper, being sure all ingredients are evenly distributed; Stir in Parmesan cheese, Swiss cheese, chopped spinach and onions,
In another bowl, beat the egg, milk and butter. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
Divide mixture evenly in muffin pan. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese.
Bake at 400° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.
1 serving (1 each) equals 167 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 263 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.