Happy Faces and Spinach Carrot Muffins

Whenever I boil eggs, I feel compelled to draw faces on them!  First, it lets people know they are boiled … and second,  it makes us smile when we open the refrigerator door. When I had my Cafe, all boiled eggs in the cold  case were displayed with a variety of faces.. some were doggies and kitties too.  The college kids loved them.

I made dough for Zaatar pies, this morning. And while I was waiting for it to rise, I decided to try a recipe I saw on GreenKitchenStories’ blog.

I replaced the Buckwheat flour with Barley flour, and used Blue Corn flour instead of regular.  I also adjusted the seasonings to my taste.  They turned out well! Quite yummy and very healthy.

Next time I am going to put the Chia Seeds IN the batter for a crunchy version!

Recipe : Spinach-Carrot Muffins

  • 1 c. Barley flour
  • 1/3 c. Blue Cornflour (or regular)
  • 1 tsp. Xanthan Gum
  • 1-1/4 tsp. Baking powder
  • 3 Tbs. freshly ground Flax seeds or boiled Quinoa
  • 1 tsp. each Salt & Black pepper
  • 1 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 3 high omega-3 Eggs
  • 1 c. plain Soy Yogurt
  • 6 oz. fresh organic Spinach, roughly chopped
  • 2 organic Carrots, grated
  • 1 medium organic White Onion, grated
  • 1/2 Organic Lemon, Juice and grated Peel
  • 1 clove Garlic, mashed

Topping: Pumpkin seeds or Pine nuts or Chia seeds.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

In a glass bowl, whip eggs for 2 minutes, then add yogurt and whip another minute.

Add spinach, carrots, onion, lemon and garlic, stirring to incorporate.


Add all the dry ingredients and mix well.

Fill paper-lined muffin tins, and top with your choice of seeds or nuts.

Bake for 30-32 minutes. Test for doneness with a toothpick. These are dense muffins!

~ Enjoy.


8 thoughts on “Happy Faces and Spinach Carrot Muffins

  1. I rarely see recipes for savory muffins anymore. Hooray for their return! These will be on my table soon…..with a substitution of my homegrown organic swiss chard. Can’t wait.

    1. They were pretty good, but I think I would add more spices since the flavor was milder than I anticipated. Also would be fun to experiments with other veggies. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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