In these almond spinach cupcakes, the flavour of spinach fades away beneath the almond. But it leaves a wonderfully green colour to the cupcakes!
Spinach is a great vegetable to bake with. It keeps its wonderful green colour, but the flavour is always so subtle.
I puree fresh spinach when I have it, but those frozen cubes of chopped spinach are very handy for a quick veggie dessert.
Just defrost, squeeze out the excess water and bake.
For now, here's the recipe for my light and moist spinach cupcakes.
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Almond Spinach Cupcakes
- 7 oz (200g) fresh spinach (or frozen chopped spinach)
- 3 large free-range eggs
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- ¾ cup (150g) sugar
- ½ cup (100g) applesauce
- ⅓ cup (100ml) vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour (plain flour)
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350F / 180C. Line a muffin tin with paper cases.
- Puree the fresh spinach in a food processor, or with a hand held blender, until it is liquified. If using frozen spinach, thaw it and squeeze out the excess water.
- Beat the eggs, almond extract and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the oil, applesauce, lemon juice and pureed spinach.
- In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture to the spinach mixture and combine. Pour into the muffin cups.
- Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. If making this as a cake, increase cooking time to 35 minutes.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.