Spooky spinach muffins

Spooky spinach muffins
The kids can definitely get involved in making these savoury muffins packed with spinach and cheese — they’ll enjoy
Serves 12  / 
Prep 20 mins  / 
Cook 30 mins


2 tbsp Co-op vegetable oil, plus extra for greasing
2 x 125g bags Co-op British baby spinach
50g Co-op Parmigiano Reggiano, grated
60g Co-op British extra mature Cheddar, grated
½ x 25g pack basil, leaves only
2 spring onions, roughly chopped
1 garlic clove
250g Co-op self raising flour
½ tsp baking powder
2 large Co-op British free range eggs
150ml Co-op British semi-skimmed milk
6 Co-op mini mozzarellas, halved
12 Co-op pitted black olives, sliced


Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/Gas 4
Grease a 12-hole muffin tin. Put the spinach in a sieve and pour over boiling water until it wilts
Leave to cool, then squeeze out the water
Put the grated cheeses, basil, spring onion and garlic in a food processor and blitz until breadcrumb-like
Add the spinach and blitz again; add the flour and baking powder, then pulse just enough to combine. Season well
Whisk the eggs and milk together and pour into the food processor
Pulse again until just combined, then pour into the tin
Cook for 30 mins, until the muffins are risen and just golden
Leave to cool for 5 mins, then remove from the tin and leave to cool fully on a wire rack
Decorate with the mini mozzarella balls and sliced olives for eyes, and sliced olives for the mouth