Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Savory Girly Girl SPINACH & SWISS Brunch Muffins.

Sometimes us Girly Girls get tired of making Manly Man food.

When hubby goes out of town, many times my dinner consists of, sliced fresh fruit, extra sharp cheese slices, almonds, Wheat Thins and a glass of wine.

Don't get me wrong, I do love my meat & potatoes.

But sometimes a Girly Girl just wants dainty brunch food.

So if a Brunch is in your near future, or maybe an afternoon tea, or a bridal/baby shower.....or even a dinner alone, then give these Girly Girl Spinach & Swiss muffins a try.

I think you'll really love them.

This recipe makes 12 Girly Girl Muffins.

2/3 c. milk
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 egg
2 c. Original Bisquick Mix
3/4 c. coarsely chopped fresh spinach
3/4 c. shredded Swiss cheese
1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp. chopped green onion (or if you prefer, you can add 3 slices cooked & crumbled bacon)
Tiny pinch of Kosher Salt
Soft butter or softened cream cheese for Schmearing (Herb flavored cream cheese is so very Girly too)

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Heat your oven to 400 degrees.

Grease your 12 cup muffin tin.

Grab a nice big handful of fresh spinach, and chop it all up.

We're Girly Girls remember, we don't want big chunks of Spinach to get in our teeth now do we?

Do the same with the green onion (and the bacon if you are adding).  Dice it all up nice and dainty.

Now would be a good time to shred your Swiss cheese too and get out your freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

I buy the already grated Parmesan cheese in the little plastic tubs but if you have a chunk of Parmesan cheese, by all means...grate away.  Kudos if you do!

Combine the milk, oil and egg until blended.

Add Bisquick, spinach, onion and cheeses and the dash of Kosher salt.  Combine.

Batter will be thick and sticky.

Spoon batter evenly into your greased 12 cup Muffin Tin.

Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Keep an eye on them, that's what the oven window is for.

Cool for about 5 minutes.  These little Girly Girls will pop out perfectly.

So cute and Brunchy.

Please serve these little girls warm.  That's when they show-off their best.

You can make these ahead of time, just be sure to heat them before serving.

If you are having a Girly Girl dinner alone, then pop one in the microwave for about 8 seconds.

Or if you are having them at a later time, you can pop several in a Gallon Sized Ziploc bag and Microwave just a few seconds until warm.

My Girly Girl Serving Suggestions:

*Delicious served with sliced fresh fruit (strawberries, grapes, pineapple) soft butter for a little schmear (or softened cream cheese is great too - especially the herb flavored kind), and of course a glass of white wine - This is my favorite way to serve.

* Nice accompaniment with a Girly Girl Salad, and of course a glass of white wine.

* And of course, if you MUST serve to a Manly Man, these are great served with softened butter and a big ole chunk of juicy steak meat, right off the grill. Oh, and a glass of white wine - gotta keep it Girly.


  1. Guess I know what I'm having for supper!!!!!!! Thanks very much!

  2. Hi Sally,
    I found you through Life As A Lofthouse today and I am so happy I did! I love your blog, pictures and descriptions. I am following you now too!

  3. Those look delicious as always, but they're GORGEOUS to boot! The lovely photography and those bright green spinach shreds make me want to run to the kitchen and make these RIGHT THIS SECOND.

    I hope everything is going well! I've been a bit discombobulated by our move recently, but I'm back in the bloggy saddle. :-)