Savory muffins

Spinach, Red Pepper And Cheddar Muffins

Savory muffins with spinach, red pepper and shredded cheddar

I am a fan, like many of you, of grab-and-go breakfast especially when its made with white whole wheat flour, spinach, red pepper, sharp cheddar cheese and spices. Having these muffins ready to go means one less thing to plan or make on those crazy mornings. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I am always looking for nutritious options. These spinach, red pepper and cheddar muffins checks that box.

White whole wheat flour is 100 percent whole grain as regular whole wheat flour. Both flours are made from different varieties of wheat.

I have baked a lot of sweet muffins but I’ve been craving a savory muffin. They are also hard to find in bakeries. I wanted my muffins to still have the fluffy cake texture with some vegetables and spices but not loaded with them. These muffins are exactly that. They are not loaded with veggies but still has enough so you can taste them in every bite. So, if you have some picky eaters in your home, these muffins are perfect to sneak in some veggies.

Savory muffin batter

These muffins goes well with soups and you can also insert them into your brunch menu and eat it along with oven roasted potatoes.

The nice yellow color comes from turmeric and yogurt makes these muffins fluffy. The batter consistency is thick. As you can tell, I am new to food blogging and still learning the ropes. I know I should add more process pics that will help give you an idea of how it should look at each stage. I promise I will try and add more of that going forward.

To check if the muffins are done, insert a toothpick in the center of the muffins. If the tooth pick comes out clean or with a few crumbs, the muffins are ready. The muffins will steam if you leave them longer in the muffin tray and make them soggy. So, transfer them to a cooling rack. The muffins will not come clean off the liners if they are still warm.

For storage, refrigerate the muffins in an air tight container lined with paper towers for two to three days or freeze them for a month. Paper towel absorb the moisture and prevent the muffins from getting soggy. Reheat the muffins in the microwave for 15 seconds on high.

If you give this recipe a try, let me know what you think.

Spinach, Red Pepper And Cheddar Muffins

These muffins, made with whole wheat flour and the right amount of spices, are fluffy and perfect for breakfast.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 12 muffins


Dry ingredients

  • 2 -1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1-1/2 cup spinach chopped
  • 1/3 cup red pepper chopped
  • 1-1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tray with liners.
  • Combine all the dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl using a whisk.
  • Take a large mixing bowl and beat the eggs in it.
  • Add yogurt, canola oil and olive oil and mix using a whisk.
  • Then mix in the chopped spinach, red pepper and cheddar.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix using a wooden spoon or spatula. Do not over mix. The batter will be thick.
  • Scoop 1/3rd cup batter into each lined muffin cavity and bake for 18-20 minutes. If a toothpick inserted into the muffin comes out clean, then its done.
  • Transfer the muffins to a cooling rack and let them cool down.


Storage instructions: Refrigerate the muffins in an airtight container lined with paper towels. The paper towels prevent the muffins from getting soggy. 
You can also freeze the muffins for upto a month.
Reheat the muffins in the microwave on high for 15 seconds.

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