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Recipe: muffin with light yogurt and spinach

Published In: 17 Jul 2017

Are you looking for an easy and fast recipe to amaze unexpected guests? Why not trying muffins with light yogurt and spinach! This is the ideal solution for preparing a quick aperitif or finger food to use as an aperitif-dinner! The delicate flavour of yogurt is perfectly matched with the strong one of spinach. The extra touch? A pinch of nutmeg in accompaniment!

How to prepare muffins with light yogurt and spinach

Here is the complete recipe of muffins with light yogurt and spinach.

 

INGREDIENTS:

• 500 g of spinach

• 560 g of flour 00

• 500 ml of light yogurt

• 4 eggs

• 1 chopped onion

• 1 clove of garlic

• A sponge of nutmeg

• Extra virgin olive oil

• Salt and Pepper quantum satis

 

PROCEDURE:

- Begin by cleansing the spinach: wash the bunches of spinach several times under running water to ensure they are thoroughly cleaned, remove excess water and put them on a side.

- Chop the onion finely and let it brown to a low flame with an extra virgin olive oil in a frying pan. Add the clove of crushed garlic.

- When it begins to brown, add the drained spinach and let it cook until it becomes dry.

- When ready, remember to remove crushed garlic. Bring the spinach on a plate and allow to cool.

- Prepare a bowl in which to sift the flour, the nutmeg and a pinch of salt and pepper.

- In a second bowl, beat eggs with yogurt.

- Combine the contents of the two bowls and mix everything until you get a homogeneous mixture.

- At this point, join the chilled spinach. Begin to preheat the oven at 180°.

- Take molds for muffins and sprinkle them slightly with breadcrumbs so the compound does not attack. Pour a few spoonfuls of the mixture obtained until filling the molds and then bake the whole.

- Let it cook for about 30 to 35 minutes. When golden on the surface, take out the muffins from the oven and allow them to cool down.

- Turn the muffins over a serving dish and serve your muffins with light yogurt and spinach while they’re still hot!

These are tasty and easy to prepare muffins, but also light and perfect for a quick summer snack. Healthy spinach properties are well-known: 100 grams of spinach contains just 23 kcal, while containing also many proteins, calcium, carbohydrates, iron, potassium, sodium, magnesium and phosphorus. Vitamins A, B, C, E and K are also present. The numerous vitamins and chlorophylls in the spinach provide antioxidant, laxative and purifying properties. The antioxidant action allows to slow down the cellular aging process and keep the body younger for a longer time. The lutein contained in the spinach’s leaves is also a valuable ally for the sight’s health. Cellulose helps regulate the intestine and may also have a laxative effect. Spinach can also be used for outdoor use as soothing: spinach wraps are useful as a remedy for sunburns. In addition to spinach’s benefits, this recipe also has the benefits of light yogurt. Recall that yogurt is a beneficial food since it:

- Rebalances the intestinal bacterial flora

- Facilitates digestion

- Strengthens the immune system

- Is a natural antibiotic

- Prevents intestinal inflammation

- Stimulates intestinal activity

- Prevents liver damage

- Breaks hunger

- Favours the replacement of bile