Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Spinach Mozzarella Muffins - Health and Flax Seeds

 I found this as a draft.  It may be that I already blogged this but if so, I don't know why it is sitting here.  These muffins were very nice.  They are not muffin consistency.  They are a light vegetable consistency.  They, obviously are faux muffins, and make a great side dish.  I turn many vegetables, meats, and eggs into muffin shaped dishes.  It is fun to get a plate with a main course, a salad and a vegetable muffin.

I started making Saucy Mozzarella Patties and made the wise decision not to make something fried.  I turned the recipe completely around, making spinach the star and making muffins instead of patties.  They make a nice side dish.

Spinach Mozzarella Muffins


2 cups frozen spinach, water squeezed out
1/2 cup flax seed flour
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1 egg
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1/2 teaspoon Italian spices
1/4 cup Parmesan
spray Olive oil


Preheat oven 350 degrees. Spray muffin tins.  (12)

Combine all ingredients except Parmesan.

Mix until well blended.

Place mixture into muffin cups and top with Parmesan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 - 30 minutes until muffins have puffed up and started to brown on top.
Eat and enjoy.
Note: I have been adding flax seed flour to many of my recipes.  It has a slightly nutty flavor so it goes with almost anything and it is healthy. 

  • Sprinkle ground flax seed on your cereal and salads.
  • Substitute flax seed mixture for eggs in home baking such as muffin and pancake (1 tbsp milled flax seed, plus 3 tbsp water = 1 egg). Final products will have less volume and taste gummier.
  • Include flax seed, whole or ground, in other recipes when nutty flavor is preferred 
 Flax seed Recipes - Click link for recipes.

Flax Fights Cholesterol

Flax Fights Diabetes

Flax Fights Cancer

Flax Fights Constipation

Flax Fights Inflammation

Flax Fights Menopausal Symptoms

Flax fights Heart Disease 

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  1. These sound delicious, especially with the mozzarella!

  2. Great recipe! I've never seen anything like this but I definitely want to try this out. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I've always wanted to know how to use flaxseed so this is a great post for me and I'm glad you let us know it has a nutty flavor. I'll eat anything wih mozzarella in it too, smiles. Hello, I'm here from the foodie blog hop and your newest follower. Hope you come visit and follow my blog too. I'd like to be one of your foodie blogging buddies. Thanks!

  4. I've never used flaxseeds before, though I have been planning to bake a flaxseed bread for ages, your muffins sounds so healthy and delicious with soups. Thanks for sharing! Have a lovely weekend!

  5. I love to just put some flaxseed into a dish from time to time. Your muffins look awesome and I know that I would enjoy them. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!

  6. These sound amazing! Thanks for much linking up at Muffin Monday!

  7. Very cool! Thanks for sharing your recipe!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  8. wow, this one sounds so interesting, i bet its delicious and thanks for sharing your recipe! have a great week! :)

  9. Those muffins sound really yummy. I just love spinach and flax seed. Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe at These Chicks Cooked, Wednesday. Hope to see you again soon :)

  10. Spinach and mozzarella? Yes please! Thanks for linking this to Fat Camp Friday, see you next time!


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