Pumpkin and Spinach Muffins

September 26, 2014

Pumpkin and Spinach muffins

Few more days left to October,  the month of Pumpkin will soon be here!!! Yay :D

Savoury muffins

Pumpkin...its either you love it or don't!!! Well, my son happened to be the later :(.
I am lucky to be living here where pumpkin is not a seasonal vegetable (or is it fruit???), especially butternut pumpkin.

Pumpkin and Spinach muffins

We can have pumpkin soup, pumpkin rice, pumpkin pies, pumpkin in Asian dishes, pumpkin bread ....oooh the list is endless with pumpkin :), all year round.
and here I am, welcoming October with Pumpkin and Spinach muffins :D

Pumpkin and Spinach muffins

Pumpkin and Spinach Muffins

makes 6 giant muffins

250g plain flour
15g baking powder
2 eggs - lightly beaten
150 ml milk
50 ml olive oil
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
30g baby spinach
120g cooked butternut pumpkin (diced)
75g roasted pepitas
  1. Pre heat oven 190C. 
  2. Sieve plain flour and baking powder twice into a mixing bowl. 
  3. In a food processor, add 60g cooked pumpkin, spinach and 30g pepitas, blitzed for 1 minute (roughly chopped). 
  4. In a jug, mix milk, oil and egg. 
  5. Add milk mixture and the chopped pumpkin mixture into the flour. 
  6. Add the remaining of the pumpkin and pepitas (leave some for toppings).
  7. Season with salt and black pepper (I added more than 1 teaspoon of black pepper, as I love the peppery taste).
  8. Mix well 
  9. Divide into 6 (note use the store bought muffins cases). 
  10. Top with remaining pepitas
  11. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the skewer comes out clean.


  1. I'm a biiiig pumpkin lover too! And yes we have it all year round but I still tend to make autumn based pumpkin recipes only. Somehow makes more sense to me and these look lovely. It's pumpkin soup here today...

  2. They looks delicious! What a fantastic combination of ingredients.



  3. This is really a healthy muffins!! Never thought of pumpkin and spinach can go together for muffins.

  4. I LOVE pumpkins. These muffins look healthy and awesome, Lisa.

  5. dislike pumpkin when i was young, love pumpkin now that i get older :)) LIke you mentioned, love them in buns, cakes, rice, soup..etc...never really have much experience with spinach in baking except for boiling or stirfrying them . These muffins of yours are healthy ones!

    1. LOL... our tastebuds changes as we aged gracefully :P

  6. wow, damn delicious muffin, great photographed too....
    i really crave some for my brunch in my clinic today!

  7. These muffins definitely look like fall! Great flavour combination.

  8. Definitely a pumpkin lover, so excited for this season!

    1. Yay... and with halloween round the corner :)