10/11/2015

Eat your greens | Cheese and Spinach Muffin Recipe #blw

One thing I love almost as much as my son is cheese. So it was a huge disappointment to discover he simply cannot stand it. The first time I offered him a pinch of grated mild cheddar he wretched and gagged for a good ten minutes - slightly over dramatic if you ask me. The next day I attempted to give it to him covertly, this time in the form of a rather tasty homemade quiche. Again, we had ten minutes of screwed up faces and over the top gagging. I started to wonder if he was my child at all.

After a disastrous attempt at banana muffins last week, I'd almost given up on baking entirely. Then I stumbled across this recipe in the Baby Led Weaning Cookbook and decided to give it a whirl and I was hoping - as the saying goes - third time lucky.

Three things you need to know about this recipe. Number one, it's super easy. Number two, it literally take 10 minutes (about the length of an episode of the Twirlywoos) and number three, you're giving your little one green goodness without them even knowing.

I adapted the recipe slightly, using Lucy Bee Coconut Oil for frying and greasing instead of butter, making it a little bit healthier. I also didn't add as much cheese just to ease him in gently - I fear the next gagging episode will well and truly earn him an Oscar nomination.

Cheese and Spinach Muffins
160c/323F/Gas Mark 3 15 - 20 mins
Makes 6 large muffins
Coconut oil for frying, plus extra for greasing
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
175g (6oz) plain flour
1 1/2 tsb baking powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 organic egg
110ml (4fl oz) organic whole milk
125g (41/2oz) organic grated cheese
60-75g (2-2 1/2oz) organic baby spinach leaves, torn

Finely chop the red onion and fry in a small amount of coconut oil until soft. Sift the flour, baking powder and cayenne pepper into a large mixing bowl. Beat the egg in a jug or bowl and add the milk. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and whisk in the egg and milk. To that, add the onion, cheese and spinach and combine until evenly mixed. Grease the muffin tin with some coconut oil to prevent the mixture from sticking and spoon the it in equally. Pop them into a preheated oven for around 15 minutes, or until the muffins are golden brown and springy. Leave to cool for a few minters before turning out onto a baking rack. They are super delicious delicious straight from the oven but can also be made in batches and frozen.

Hedd absolutely loved them and ate pretty much a whole muffin all to himself - greedy guts. He just shoved handfuls of torn up muffin and raw spinach into his mouth, he hardly came up for air. The cayenne pepper gives the muffins a little kick but they're not too spicy, just the right amount of heat. Hedd hasn't had anything with spices yet so I spread a tiny bit of organic cream cheese on to the torn up pieces, just in case. But if I'm honest he really didn't seem bothered at all.

I wasn't expecting him to like them and had in fact already mentally eaten the whole batch. They'd be really good to take on a picnic or in a packed lunch. You could even make a batch and freeze them. I can't wait to try out different variations, on the covert menu next, carrots!

Are there any foods your baby won't eat? Did you try and disguise them? Let me know in the comments below.

Laurie Rose 

25 comments:

  1. Hay. ceannard mòr. am fiosrachadh a tha e glè laghach agus foghlaimte, toigh leam bhur dreuchd. ris an eòlas a tha mi air nach d 'fhuair. suius Dinia e glè ainmeil ann an eadar-lìon. Tha fios agam làraich seo bho google. tha mi duilich a shàbhaladh beag an seo. taing .
    obat penyubur kandungan agar cepat hamil
    obat penyubur kandungan dari dokter
    obat penyubur kandungan tradisional
    obat penyubur rahim supaya cepat hamil
    obat penyubur kandungan profertil

    ReplyDelete
  2. I know there will be many difficulties and challenges but I am determined to do it. If it does not succeed then it will be a lesson for me as well
    catmario4.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Looking for a horny, unbiased university lady in Bangalore so simply make a name to us & get lovely escorts from our first-class Bangalore Escorts Service.

    Bangalore escorts
    Independent Bangalore Escorts
    Bangalore Escorts Service
    High Class Escorts Bangalore
    escorts in bangalore
    Escorts Service Bangalore

    ReplyDelete
  4. oh, this dish delicious, I also want to taste it.
    usps tracking

    ReplyDelete
  5. Nidhi Mehta in Delhi is an Independent escorts in delhi with high profile here for your entertainment and fulfill your desires in delhi call girls best service.
    Delhi Escorts

    ReplyDelete
  6. Anonymous10:34

    Bookings Opens Now Excellent High profile Independent Female Model VIP High Class And Top Class Escorts Service with us will be Best part on your Life ever.
    ALL HOME/HOTEL DELIVERY SERVICE DOORSTEP SERVICE IN/CALL & OUT/CALL SERVICE WITH MANY OPTIONS AVAILABLE DELHI GURGAON & NOIDA SERVICE IN REASONABLE RATES FROM LOW TO HIGH PROFILE STAFF'S.
    CALL MS. SALONI 9953430422
    CALL if you're a searching for a dazzling female escort in Delhi, who is a girlfriend each day and perform recently marital spouse in night, then you're on right track. I can make your day in Delhi while hanging out with you in stylish tourist spots daily and sleep on your arms in night.

    Delhi escort service

    ReplyDelete
  7. The individuals who wish to use their services should adhere to a very easy process which lets you get in contact with them in a faster manner.


    Delhi Escorts
    New Delhi Escorts
    Vasant Kunj Escorts

    ReplyDelete
  8. Get in Contact with Us for Obtaining Gracious and Smart High Profile Delhi Escorts.
    Delhi Escorts
    Aerocity Escorts
    Connaught Place Escorts

    ReplyDelete
  9. Izydaisy.com
    1. Free Classifieds In India
    Title: Free Classifieds In India - IZY DAISY
    Short Description: Free Online India Classified Ads. IZY DAISY is one of the best free classifieds in India which serves as a pure web directory to post a free classified across Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Goa, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Delhi.
    Description:
    There are many free classified portals in India but we are always confused with which one is the right classified portal to get a proper result for our various purposes.
    So here let me get you through one of the best free classifieds in India - IZY DAISY. This website gives you the right feel of looks and easy navigation for you to post your free ads online.
    It has many categories which are free and premium in range to get you the best benefit out of your efforts. Some of the Categories are SPA and SALON which covers many services like Bridal Makeup, Groom Makeup, Body Massage Parlour, Pedicure, Medicare, Professional Haircut and overall Body Waxing services across India.
    Apart from these IZY DAISY has many more categories to post Free Classifieds In India

    ReplyDelete
  10. Mumbai Escorts |call @8652582954 Provides You Best Escorts Services


    mumbai escorts %%%%%%
    call grils in mumbai %%%%%%
    escorts in mumbai %%%%%%
    andheri escorts %%%%%%
    bandra escorts %%%%%%

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hello there every person, my name is Gina, I am an independent call girl in Jaipur, I am offered 24/7 as well as my rates begins with Rs. 3000 only. our site

    ReplyDelete
  12. Izydaisy.com
    1. Free Classifieds In India
    Title: Free Classifieds In India - IZY DAISY
    Short Description: Free Online India Classified Ads. IZY DAISY is one of the best free classifieds in India which serves as a pure web directory to post a free classified across Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Goa, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Delhi.
    Description:
    There are many free classified portals in India but we are always confused with which one is the right classified portal to get a proper result for our various purposes.
    So here let me get you through one of the best free classifieds in India - IZY DAISY: https://www.izydaisy.com. This website gives you the right feel of looks and easy navigation for you to post your free ads online.
    It has many categories which are free and premium in range to get you the best benefit out of your efforts. Some of the Categories are SPA and SALON which covers many services like Bridal Makeup, Groom Makeup, Body Massage Parlour, Pedicure, Medicare, Professional Haircut and overall Body Waxing services across India.
    Apart from these IZY DAISY has many more categories to post Free Classifieds In India. Let me list you all the lists below:
    1. Buy or Sell PETS
    There are various sub categories under this PETS section which allows you post an ad regarding Birds, Cats, Dogs for buying or selling and also it gives you an option to post an ad to find your lost PETS.
    2. Find An Employee
    Finding a right employee is always been a challenging task for every companies across the world. Here you can ease yourself and find the same at free rather than paying huge premiums online with other Job Portals.
    3. Find An Employer
    Vise versa, It is very difficult for Employee to find a right employer without any third party agencies so here we have given a right platform to choose a good company without any third party agent that too Free of cost by selecting a right Free Classified Post.
    4. Buy or Sell Vehicles
    Buying or Selling used or new vehicles have become lot more easier after this online classified portal concepts in India and IZY DAISY proves to be one of the best platform to post Free Classifieds In India.
    5. Connect Personal Encounters
    IZY DAISY is only the perfect place to stay connected with your casual encounters when you travel across India from various different countries. It has wide range of categories for women and men to fulfil their need.
    6. Join a right Community
    There are lot of online communities which IZY DAISY Free Classifieds Portal approaches to connect many individuals across India.
    7. Find a right Classes for your career
    Let it be dancing, cooking, education or sports whichever kind of career you are looking for will definitely need many options for you to choose, Those options are easily available at IZYDAISY.COM.
    8. Buy, Sell or Rent Home or Office
    Real Estate has been always crowded via many agents and third party dealers so it is always tough to find a right buyer or right seller without any intermediate person to which IZYDAISY Real Estate category gives a clear distinction on choosing right buyer or seller with or without agents.
    9. Post your Events
    There could be many varieties of events which are running on particular schedules and that needs to be promoted promptly get the exact output from it whether it could be party event or corporate event IZYDAISY.COM has the perfect platform to post Free Classifieds In India.
    Hope you got the right information on Where to post your free classifieds In India. Happy Posting.
    Link: https://www.izydaisy.com


    ReplyDelete
  13. Gandhidham escorts | Gandhidham escort service

    We have top class girls who love personal trips and we know that a lot of peoples need some companion in their trips. Gandhidham escorts know how it usually is when you don’t have anyone to speak to and you feel lonely in a new place of your great companionship All you have to do is search for an escort service agency in Gandhidham India.

    http://www.monamathur.com/

    Gandhidham escorts
    Gandhidham escort service
    Gandhidham escort agency

    ReplyDelete