Saturday, April 24, 2010

Black Bean Spinach Cheese Muffins

I started making muffins that could work as a lunch when my oldest was first walking. She wanted to walk around all the time, she wouldn't stop to eat a proper lunch. So even though it went against all kinds of notions about not eating and walking, not sitting down to a meal, not eating muffins all the time...I decided to make her a complete meal that could fit in her hand and go with her from the kitchen to the living room to the park.

Whisk together:
2 cups white whole wheat flour (or all purpose)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup coarsely grated cheddar cheese (I used Colby jack)

in another bowl combine:

1/2 cup pureed spinach drained and squeezed (if it's frozen just puree it, if it's fresh steam it lightly then do the work, also any green will do)
1/2 cup black beans rinsed
1 egg lightly beaten
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup milk (you may need less depending on how well-squeezed your spinach is)

stir in the flour mixture slowly, don't over mix.

pour into greased mini muffin tins, bake at 400 for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

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