Savoury Cheese and Spinach Muffins


  • Makes: 10

1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
175g plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp smoked paprika pepper (optional)

Oil or unsalted butter for frying and greasing.

1 large egg
110ml milk
125g grated cheese (mature chedder works well)
70g baby spinach leaves, ripped


  • Preparation: 15 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Ready in: 35 min
  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C.
  2. Heat oil or butter in a frying pan add the onion and fry until the onion softens, remove the onion from the pan and set aside.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder and smoked paprika into a bowl, make a well in the centre.
  4. Beat the egg in a bowl and add the milk, whisk them together, add the mixture to the flour and fold together.
  5. Add the cheese, fried onion and spinach and fold gently until evenly mixed.
  6. Line a muffin tray with muffin cases, spoon the mixture into the muffin cases.
  7. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until golden brown and springy, remove from the oven and allow to cool.