Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Savory Spinach, Feta & Roasted Red Pepper Muffins

peppadew

Wow! were these good!

I will be making these again in mini muffin tins for nice little bite size hors d'oevres for Thanksgiving.

The original recipe from Bon Appetit calls for peppadews. I am not familiar with the peppadew (though I do like saying that word), so I used 1 roasted pepper from a jar instead.



These were moist and delicious and would make a great lunch along side soup or salad.



Savory Spinach, Roasted Red Pepper & Feta Cheese Muffins: (adapted from Bon Appetit)

2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon paprika
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup whole milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 cup thinly sliced FRESH spinach leaves
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup chopped drained mild Peppadew peppers or roasted red peppers from a jar

Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray 12 standard (1/3-cup) muffin cups or 6 large (3/4-cup) muffin cups with nonstick spray.

Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, paprika, and salt in medium bowl. Whisk milk, oil, and eggs in large bowl to blend. Add dry ingredients; whisk just until blended. Add spinach, feta, and peppers; fold to incorporate evenly. Divide batter among prepared muffin cups (cups will be filled to top).



Bake muffins until tester inserted into center comes out clean, 25 to 28 minutes for standard muffins and 33 to 35 minutes for large muffins. Cool 5 minutes. Run knife around muffins to release from pan. Invert pan to release muffins, then turn muffins right side up and cool completely.



19 comments:

Peter M said...

Nice lookin' muffins, Stace. Pepperdews are those small red peppers that sometimes are stuffed with goat cheese or feta. I would have used the jarred ones like you did or my own roast (whole) peppers.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Gourmet muffins. Cool idea!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Great colors! Pepperdews have a bit of heat and bite to them, so you probably would have ended up with a different flavor in the end.

Claudia said...

Your blog is seriously interfering with the writing I need to do this a.m. All I am thinking about is baking those muffins.

Content in a Cottage said...

Stacey, Those muffins look so good. I will definitely bookmark your wonderful recipe. xo, Rosemary

lisa is cooking said...

These look so great! Pappadews have a sweet-heat thing about them, so regular roasted peppers sound even better here. I want these for brunch!

PaigeATL said...

I am glad you included this. I saw the recipe in Bon Appetit, didn't know what pappadews were and was going to pass on these! Now we can enjoy them! Thanksgiving already -really?

Kirsten Lindquist said...

Love this idea! WOw, so many possibilities! Thanks for sharing!

Recipe for Delicious said...

Yup. Those are going to happen.

Lynnette said...

Wow, do these look good! Great color a must try in my book. Thanks for sharing.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

I love peppadews and they would likely have been really good in these muffins, but they also look really good as they are. If I weren't going out for Thanksgiving, I'd consider making them for that dinner myself.

Lisa said...

These are perfect for a Thanksgiving appetizer! They sell peppedews at ShopRite. They are my favorite as I can eat a whole jar of the sweet spicy peppers myself.

A Feast for the Eyes said...

Ooooooooooh. Savory muffins. I'm on it. Great tapas. You just keep on inspiring me!

Carole said...

Those look so good. They'd be a nice accompaniment to a hearty salad.

Lori Lynn said...

Wow! Look at the texture of those muffins! And being a savory gal, I would adore these. I bet they tasted amazing, wish I had one right now with my coffee.
LL
P.S. Great idea for Thanksgiving!

Eileen @ Passions to Pastry said...

Wow... I'd say a meal in themselves. Beautiful.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Oooh, I love these, but I'm not waiting until Thanksgiving!

Ophelia said...

I've very proud to say that the humble peppadew was discovered in South Africa :)
They are delicious on pizza and are particularly good with feta cheese!

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