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Jan 26

Spinach Artichoke Dip Muffins with Pita Chip Streusel

{Disclosure: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe challenge sponsored by Cabot Creamery and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.}

You. Guys.

Spinach Artichoke Dip...made into MUFFINS! Perfect party appetizer!

I ate the muffin top off two of these.  Muffin tops are even better when there’s a streusel involved.  Tru dat.

I’m so more of a sweet than a savory person, but savory muffins will now be a serious thing in my life now.  Awhile back Joanna made these biscotti, which blew my mind because biscotti are supposed to be sweet, right? I guess…NOT.  And if biscotti don’t have to be sweet, then muffins don’t have to be sweet and then a whole new world is your oyster.

I’ve never had oysters. They gross me out. Does that make me close-minded or something?  Or a bad food blogger?

Cabot Cheese

I was at this pizza event thing Saturday (which will be on the blog later this week) and someone asked me if I was a food writer/critic.  To which I laughed.  I have the least critical palate ever.  And I hate confrontation and would never tell someone that their food was bad.  I just like good food.  Well, my definition of “good food”.  I mean, my favorite burger is from Smashburger<3.  I think that right there means I couldn’t be a food critic.  Except I did have a burger from Down House last Thursday (it’s actually topped with Cabot cheese!), and it is probably my second favorite burger.  It was insane. 

And that’s another reason I couldn’t be a food writer.  I’m not very articulate when describing food.  I say things like, “it was insane,” instead of using my words to paint you a picture of the flavors and textures.

To me, the best way to convey the food is to just say, “it was insane”…because IT WAS INSANE.

a mountain of cheese<3.

So I’m actually not the biggest cheesy dip person.  I mean, spinach artichoke dip is alright. (Come time for Wednesday’s post you’ll think I’m a total hypocrite.)

I love guacamole.  And queso if I’m in the right mood (aka have a margarita nearby).  But a dip in muffin form appeals to me so much more.

Add there’s a streusel, which is one of my favorite things to say and one of my favorite things to pick off the top of things.  It’s like the chocolate chips in a trail mix.

And with a streusel top you get to have like the best of both worlds: crunchy chips AND a soft, fluffy muffin. 

 Spinach Artichoke Dip Muffins-3

Are you having a Superbowl Party? 

I think we’re going to my parent’s Superbowl Party because confession…they have WAY more friends than us. And my dad is making sliders, which are miniature and cute so count me in.

Spinach Artichoke Dip...made into MUFFINS! Complete with a pita chip streusel.  Perfect party appetizer!

These muffins make the perfect party app for your Superbowl Party.  Or if you want something classier than dip to take to an Awards Show Viewing Party..these are THEM.

Plus, they’re portioned out for you so you don’t eat your body weight in chips & creamy dip. Which is good come pizza time…or whatever entree is being served-time.   Or if it’s just an appetizer’s only kind of party, you have more room to taste the other tasty options.

Spinach Artichoke Dip...made into MUFFINS! Complete with a pita chip streusel.  Perfect party appetizer!

So these here muffins are made with flavor-filled Cabot seriously sharp cheddar (in my opinion, sharp cheese is always the way to go because you get more flavor BANG for your calorie buck). 

They’ve also got greek yogurt, spinach, artichokes, and whole wheat flour…you know, all the making for a good time.

Spinach Artichoke Dip...made into MUFFINS! Complete with a pita chip streusel.  Perfect party appetizer!

Spinach Artichoke Dip Muffins with Pita Chip Streusel

Yield: 1 dozen muffins

Ingredients:

Muffin Batter:

  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup quartered & marinated artichoke hearts (in a jar)
  • 6 oz Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey

Streusel:

  • 1/2 cup pita chips, crushed (placed into a sealable bag and hit with a rolling pin)
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.  Grease a muffin tin and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together streusel ingredients.  Set aside.
  3. In a bowl, combine flours, baking powder, salt, spinach, artichoke, and cheese.  In a separate bowl, combine egg, milk, greek yogurt, melted butter and honey.  Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir until just combined.  Divide batter between muffin tins.  Top with streusel.  Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.

Spinach Artichoke Dip...made into MUFFINS! Complete with a pita chip streusel.  Perfect party appetizer!

P.S. When I was editing these pictures I couldn’t figure out what the red-ish spots in the muffins were.  I was like, “I know I didn’t put tomatoes in these.”  But then I realized that they were melted, crispy pieces of CHEESE.  The very best thing<3<3<3.

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15 comments on “Spinach Artichoke Dip Muffins with Pita Chip Streusel”

  1. Sounds like you have a lot of cool recipes coming this week :) Cabot Seriously Sharp cheddar is probably my favorite cheese right- so good on everything!!

  2. Oh my gosh. These look insane. :) Notice my word usage.

  3. AND MY BRAIN JUST EXPLODED

  4. I describe food as “amazeballs” all the time and my goal in life is to be a food writer sooo… I think you’re okay ;) These look really tasty! And I agree, the sharper the cheese the better!

  5. Totally agree on the food description front…..why write 10 paragraphs when you only need one word!? Ha. Also savoury muffins (and biscotti!) sound kind of perfect for winter soup dipping…

  6. I thought the red spots were bacon but then didn’t see it listed on the ingredients! Thanks for clarifying, they look delicious! :)

  7. Stop it. Are these for real? Seriously though .. crispy cheese is the best.

  8. Spinach artichoke dip MUFFINS? Dying.

  9. Holy cow!!! These are crazy! Crazy in the best way possible. Pita chip streusel?! You. are. genius! Pinned :)

  10. This is one of those recipes that makes me “can’t even right now”. I need these. In my face. ASAP.

    Jillian

  11. I have seen a few savory muffins, but these take the cake! The look and sound amazing!

  12. Okay whoa your new site design!!!!! So gorgeous! Love it!

  13. Genius. Brilliant. Know I’ll be making. Love the clean look of the site and how it POPS!!

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