Inspired by the delicious, nutrient-rich, winter produce & one of our favourite easy-prep salads, the Strawberry, Cream & Spinach Muffins were created as a tasty, healthy snack to enjoy anywhere, anytime of day.
They’re not overly – sweet, and not savoury, but lie perfectly in between. Using minimal ingredients & have been taste- tested by children (aged 1+) & adults who’ve loved them. The recipe is flexible & can cater for many diets, such as Gluten Free, Nut Free, Dairy Free Paleo & LCHF.
We’ve served them for morning & afternoon tea, packed them in the school & childcare lunchboxes & ran out with them in hand or in the handbag.
A large handful of Strawberries supplies close to 100% of the RDI of Vitamin C for adults, assisting with strengthened immunity & collagen production, and combining Strawberries rich in Vit C with a non-haem iron source, Baby Spinach, assists with the all important iron absorption.
We hope you enjoy them too!
Strawberry, Cream & Spinach Muffins
1 Cup Quinoa, flaked
1 Cup Oats *
1 Cup Strawberries (approx 8 medium size), rinsed & hulled
2 Cups Baby Spinach leaves, rinsed
1 Cup Virgin Coconut Oil
3/4 Cup Yoghurt *
1/4 Cup Honey or Rice Malt Syrup
1 tsp Baking Soda *
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Preheat your fan-forced oven to 190C (375F) and prepare a muffin tray by greasing or lining the holes.
In a food processor, add the Quinoa & Oats and pulse until the texture is fine & crumbly.
Next add in the Baby Spinach, Strawberries & Baking Soda, pulsing until they’re combined with the crumbs.
Then add in the Eggs, Oil, Honey/RMS & Vanilla and mix well with the rest.
Once the mixture is well combine, it should be moist but not runny, spoon into your muffin tin, filling each hole approx. 3/4 full..
Bake for approx. 30-35 minutes (depending on your oven) and remove them when the muffins have cooked through completely.
Stand them to cool for a couple minutes on a cooling rack before serving or storing.
Can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week or frozen for a couple of months.
* Gluten Free : Use 2 Cups of Quinoa instead of Oats. Use GF Baking Soda
* Dairy Free : Use equivalent Coconut Yoghurt
I’d love to know your thoughts about this recipe if you’d tried it.