Savoury Muffins – Leek and Spinach Muffins

Savoury muffins

Savoury muffins with leek and spinach

Whenever I have friends coming by, I always make sure to cook something different and interesting. In fact, I usually cook this savory muffin recipe when we are having a party or have a lot of people in the house. These leek and spinach muffins are very easy to make and very comfortable to eat “especially if you are having a BBQ” and don’t have any place to seat down on the table. I really like this recipe because it has very cheap ingredients and doesn’t need too much effort.

To make this savoury muffins you will need:

1 cup of flour

1 whole Leek

150 gr of fresh spinach (but you can use the frozen one)

1 tablespoon of olive oil

2 tablespoons of yogurt

150 gr of cheddar

1 egg

1 teaspoon of baking powder

½ teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda

Salt

½ glass of milk

 

Put your favourite music on and get ready to cook:

First preheat the oven at gas mark 5/ 190 C/ 375 F. On a frying pan, cook the chopped leek and fresh spinach for about 5-10 on a medium heat, until they become soft.

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After that, turn the heat off and let them rest, meanwhile on a bowl put the cooked leek, spinach,yogurt, the egg,the grated cheddar,the oil and mix together, after that add the flour,baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and the salt, mix together again. (If the mixture is too dry add the milk until you have a thick creamy texture.)

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On a tray, place the cupcakes cases and carefully pour the mixture in (filling the ¾ of them because the mixture will rise while baking). After that, put them in the oven and bake for about 30-40 minutes, (please note that it really depends upon the oven so make sure to check the muffins after the 25th minutes.) Once they are cooked place them in the kitchen grid to rest. I accompanied the muffins with a simple sauce (yogurt, ricotta, olive oil, fresh parsley and fresh spring onion)

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I really hope you will like this recipe and please let me know what your favourite party food is! 🙂

 

 

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88 comments

  1. Anonymous · · Reply

    Yum. Can’t wait to try this one.

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    1. Thank you so much, for the nice words! I really appreciate!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  2. Sounds yummy!

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words, I really enjoyed them and are very easy to make! 🙂

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      1. it looks nice even for me, I am a mess with “normal foods”. I only know, and it is not that much, it’s about sweet stuff hahahaha My boyfriend wants me to learn more this kind of food, so, jajajaja Thanks for the info from me and my boyfriend! jajajaja

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      2. Thanks to you for trying the recipe, I am sure you will like the recipe as it is very easy and requires few ingredients! Well, I hope! Fingers crossed! 🙂

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  3. Yum yum yum!!! Looks good Alice!!! 😊

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    1. Thank you Farianti, you are always nice! 🙂

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  4. Never would have thought of this combination in muffins. These look so delicious and cute! May need to make these this weekend…. 😉

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    1. Thank you so much Petite Lab Rat for the very nice words, please try them I am sure you will like them as much as I did and please let me know how it goes.
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  5. Delicious one………. May I have one please? 🙂

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    1. Lol, I would have given one to you but I already had them all. Thank you for the very nice words Veda!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. Always 🙂

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  6. Fun to see this his morning! I was planning on making a go at savory muffins for the first time today! These look great!

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    1. Thank you Lori for the very nice words, please try them it is a very easy recipe, you need cheap ingredients and I am sure you will like them. Please let me know how it goes! Fingers crossed! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. Thanks Alice! I have to make my muffins low-glycmic, so I am up for a bit of a challenge today. I think I am going to use quinoa flour (typical flour is not low-glycemic)…anyway, I have no idea how my savory muffins will turn out…hoping! 😀

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      2. I am sure they will be delicious the important thing is to enjoy them! I have never used the quinoa flour I will have to try it!
        🙂

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      3. 😀

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  7. Love the step by step photos

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    1. Thank you so much!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  8. Brilliant and delicious– I can’t wait to make these!

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    1. Wow thank you so much Kelly for the nice words, I really appreciate, me and my husband loved them so much that we finished the muffins the same day we cooked them! 🙂
      Love cooking and eating! 🙂 Please let me know how it goes!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  9. I usually make leek patties, but this sounds so good, I’m going to give it a try soon. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for the nice words! I love leek patties,too! Thank you again!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  10. Looks amazing! Will be trying this next party I have.

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    1. Thank you so much Emilywagster for the nice words. I really hope you and your friends will like them!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  11. Another recipe I now want to try! So glad I found your site. I grow a lot of fruits and vegetables, so I live finding new ways to eat them!

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    1. You’re really kind,
      thank you so much for visiting my blog and good luck on your planting 🙂

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  12. We will have one of each of everything : )

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    1. Thank you so much for the nice words, really appreciated 🙂

      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  13. Those look very very good!! tuck that one away to try! Grazie!

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    1. Thank you very much for the kind words and liking the recipe 🙂
      Me and my hubby ate all the muffin the same day I cooked them 🙂

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  14. Thank you for recipe, they have to taste very delicious, bye!

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    1. You are welcome and thank you for the nice words! 🙂

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      1. Bye-bye and greetings from a sunny northern Italy 🙂

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      2. Wow lucky you! 🙂
        Best wishes,
        Alice

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      3. 🙂

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  15. They look delicious!

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    1. Thank you for the nice words 🙂

      Alice

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  16. As oury muffins r tempting:)

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    1. Thank you very much for the nice words! 🙂

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  17. These muffins are so unique, I would love to try them!

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words, Liz. Please try them I am sure you will like them as much as I do, the recipe has very few ingredients and easy to make. Thank you again!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  18. I have never thought about making savoury muffins before, I don’t have a sweet tooth at all so I always seem to miss out on baked treats, I will definitely have to try these, thank you!!

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    1. Thank you Laura for the nice words, I prefer savoury versus sweet so I wanted a different muffins “perspective” and I really enjoyed the them! I really hope you will like them too! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. They also seem like a great idea for breakfast!! 🙂

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      2. I have never thought of eating them for breakfast, that is a nice idea 🙂

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  19. Ooooo! This sounds yummy. And a great side to dinner. Instead of just “plain bread” a muffin with veggies. Or as I am seeing in the comment above . . . YEAH! Breakfast! YUM. Thanks for this! Ooooo!

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    1. You’re welcome, thank you very much for the nice words, you are really kind, I love cooking and discovering/creating new recipes, thank you again 🙂

      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  20. These would b great with soup–maybe a big bowl of tomato bisque or with a big summer salad. thanks.

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    1. Those are really nice ideas, I think they would go really well with soup or salads! Thank you for stopping by! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  21. This looks delicious! Definitely need to try this one out soon

    Claire | Water & Bay

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    1. I am really happy you like them, please let me know how it goes!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  22. Nice.. Looks relishing.. I have always had sweet muffins. Never thought I could try them this way. Lets see how I go while making these..

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    1. Thank you EatAllFresh for the nice comment! I really hope you will like them as much as I do! 🙂

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      1. They do look good, I am sure they will taste good. Because I am following detox right now, I may use wholemeal flour..hahaha..

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      2. I hope so 🙂 EatAllFresh I hope you received my comment about me inviting you to my writing process tour.
        https://aalifemoment.com/2014/05/26/writing-process-blog-tour/.
        Best wishes,
        Alice

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      3. Hi Alice,

        I am so glad and thrilled about your invitation. Thank you so much for inviting me. However I regret that I may not be able to answer those questions. I am still new and working my way through. Some days my post differs to other and I want to keep my readers guessing. I may not be consistent and get bored very easily as well. I want to be completely committed to this before I answer those questions. You have always been kind to me and I have always been a fan of your blog.

        Thanks once again. Its an honour to receive your invite.

        Regards,

        EAT ALL FRESH 🙂

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      4. No problem at all and thank you for the nice comment!
        Keep on your great work!
        Best wishes,
        Alice

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      5. I will try to please the audience.. 🙂

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  23. I love savoury muffins! For parties, I make them tiny (bite sized). It can be dangerous though because there’s always more for 1 more bite sized muffin but if they were any larger, you probably wouldn’t make the commitment.

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    1. Lol, I love them for parties,too.
      Thank you for stopping by! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  24. Loved this! Makes me hungry! 🙂

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    1. Thank you very much! I really appreciate!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  25. oh my god I would love to try that, I love it! I will do it, no doubt!

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    1. Thank you so much for the nice words and trying this recipe. Please let me know how it goes.
      Thank you again for visiting. 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  26. I prefer savory to sweet so this is a perfect recipe for me! I can’t wait to try them!

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    1. Thank you so much for the nice words, I hope you will like them as much as I do! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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    1. Wow thank you again for trying one of my recipes, I am really happy and delighted, the muffins look incredible! I really do appreciate! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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    1. Thank you so much Dimple! 🙂

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  27. Nice combo, am always in search of new muffin recipes esp w veggies for my picky toddler! Will have to give this a try.

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  28. Have been thinking of trying out savory muffins for a while. I will use yours as a guide!

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    1. I really hope you will like it,
      Thank you for your nice words 🙂

      Best wishes,
      Alice

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    2. Thank you very much for the very nice comment apsara, I really hope you will like them as much as I did. 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  29. I wish the grocery stores in Germany were open today just so that I could by the ingredients make these….

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    1. Awww you are very kind, thank you so much for this nice comment. You made my day. 🙂
      Have a nice Sunday,
      Alice

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  30. […] so I thought of making a nice risotto with it. I used a vegetable broth I made with carrot, onion, leek and […]

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  31. […] a frying pan put 2 tablespoon of olive oil, the slightly chopped leek, spring onion and cook them together on a medium heat for about 3 minutes after that add the […]

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  32. I have pinned this to my lunch board and I am sure it would be just as nice for a vegetarian brunch. Have you ever frozen them and enjoyed them at a later stage? It seems like it might work well for these lovely-looking savoury bites 🙂

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    1. Thank you very much for the nice words and pinning the recipe. To tell you the truth I haven’t frozen them before but it is a very nice idea. Hope you will like the results if you decide to make them.
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  33. This sounds delish! possible Super Bowl snack?

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    1. Lol, I completely agree with you! 🙂

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