Spinach Squares

I learned this recipe from the fabulous folks at the Dartmouth Family Centre when my child was young enough to participate in their fantastic drop-in programs. The kids just gobble them up, and even the adults were sneaking seconds and thirds! I like these squares because they make such a nourishing and satisfying snack. With nutritious ingredients like spinach, eggs, cheese and flour, they really provide a great combo of carbohydrate, protein and fat. And they taste fantastic!

Make a double batch and freeze some. Kids can shred cheese, measure flour, etc. These are great for snacks, picnic lunches, or serving as a fancy appetizer at your next family gathering. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 300g package frozen spinach
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 gently beaten eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  1. Thaw spinach overnight, or in the microwave on defrost for about 5 minutes. Drain in colander and squeeze out extra water.
  2. Combine flour, salt, and baking powder in large bowl.
  3. Combine eggs, milk and melted butter in a small bowl, add to dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  4. Add chopped onion, shredded cheese, and spinach. Stir just until combined.
  5. Pour into a 9×13 greased baking dish. Bake at 375°F for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick in centre comes out clean.
  6. Let cool and cut into 24 squares.

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