Strawberry and Spinach Egg Puffs

Strawberry Spinach Egg Puff 2 (640x396)Last week on $5 Dollar Dinners, I explained that my recipes are occasionally inspired by my children’s interests. I shared how my kids like Lord of the Rings and pretend that my Stuffed Cabbage with Turkey and Brown Rice is made by elves since it is a food item wrapped in a leaf. This generated some discussion on twitter and @survivingstores (Rachel from Surviving the Stores) tweeted if only it were possible to make Strawberry Shortcake spinach. Always up for a challenge, I decided to see what I could come up with.

Fresh, uncooked spinach has a very mild flavor that is easily hidden beneath the stronger flavor of strawberries. Unfortunately it is not possible to completely hide the color of the spinach. Actually, if you have ever finger painted with your kids, you know that red mixed with green equals ugly on the color wheel.

Because of the color, all of my kids were reluctant to try the Strawberry Spinach Egg Puffs, however once I convinced them to take a bite, they loved the egg puffs and asked if they could eat a whole egg puff or if they had to share.  The odd thing is these are similar in color to other egg puffs I have made; I think they just wanted something with strawberries in it to be pink. If your children are picky about the color of their food, these might be a hard sale. If color isn’t an issue, then they will enjoy these surprisingly sweet egg puffs.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup spinach
6 – 8 strawberries
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon cornstarch ( or 2 T. flour)
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Grease ramekins. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place spinach and strawberries in a blender and puree. If you do not have 1/2 a cup of puree add one strawberry at a time to the blender until you do.

Add all of the ingredients to a medium bowl. Use a whisk to thoroughly combine the ingredients.

Divide the mixture between 4 – 4 ounce ramekins or 3 – 6 ounce* ramekins or coffee cups.

Place ramekins on a baking sheet and cook for about 15 minutes or until they are puffed up, with golden tops, and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

You can dust the tops with powdered sugar if you wish. If nothing else, it provides camouflage long enough to convince your kids to taste them.
Strawberry spinach egg puff (640x546)

You may also enjoy:

Pumpkin Spice Egg Puffs
Fiesta Egg Puffs
Sweet Potato Egg Puffs

What lengths have you gone to get more fruit and veggies into your children?

This post is linked to Full Plate Thursday,  Foodie Friday, Feed Me, Tweet Me, Follow Me Home Friday Potluck and Sunday Mornings.



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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.

Comments

  1. michelle @ On and Off My Plate says:

    I think spinach and strawberries are made for each other. I love them on spinach salad. I will have to try this recipe.

  2. ButterYum says:

    I'm a big fan of spinach and strawberry salad just like Michelle – very interesting post!

    Happy Foodie Friday
    ButterYum

  3. Erin @ EKat's Kitchen says:

    I too love spinach and strawberries… this looks like a fab recipe! Thanks for linking up to Friday Potluck.

  4. OMGoodness, I've got a flat of fresh strawberries and was looking for recipe, this is perfect. I love spinach and strawberries, together this has got to be sooo good, I got to try, thanks for sharing.
    ~Jo
    Lazy on Loblolly

  5. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Alea,
    What a great treat. I just love the combination of Spinach and Strawberries. I really want to try your recipe. Thank you so much for sharing on Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  6. 21st Century Housewife© says:

    These sound really delicious – and what a great way to (almost) hide the spinach. You can hardly notice the colour with the powdered sugar on top. And anything that light and puffy with strawberries has to be scrumptious!

  7. Online Travel Tourism says:

    Mmmmm Mmmmm thanks for the about Strawberry and Spinach Egg Puffs and I will try to my self and then say thank you for the post.

  8. I love the idea of making an individual egg puff for breakfast-have you tried in the microwave in a mug? I wonder if it would work?

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