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Spinach Feta Pinwheels

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These Spinach Feta Pinwheels are so full of flavor! This healthy appetizer or lunchbox recipe is a great way to eat your greens. (Gluten-free)

These Spinach Feta Pinwheels are so full of flavor! This healthy appetizer or lunch box recipe is a great way to eat your greens. (Gluten-free)

This month’s Recipe Redux invites members to celebrate each other by making a recipe inspired by a fellow Reduxer. I love this idea because I think it’s so important for bloggers to help one another. Blogging can be an isolating profession, so I try to build up the community by doing a little something to support at least one fellow blogger every day.

One of the first Recipe Redux members who supported me with kind comments in my early days of blogging was Deanna from Teaspoon of Spice. My pictures were terrible back then and I didn’t know how to properly write a recipe, but still Deanna would often comment on my Redux recipes with sincere, complimentary comments that probably weren’t deserved. 🙂

Deanna and her blogging partner Serena have a great series on their blog called Healthy Kitchen Hacks. Each week, they post a bunch of useful kitchen tips from around the web. As someone who didn’t learn how to cook while I was growing up, I’m still learning and I love to read these kitchen hacks every week. I always pick up something new from these posts.

In this Healthy Kitchen Hacks post, Deanna shared a tip about how to make sure your baking powder and baking soda are still fresh and effective. Sometimes these leavening agents are easier to use than yeast in a recipe, so I was happy to learn this tip. For baking powder, you simply place a teaspoon of the powder in a half cup of hot water. If it bubbles up right away, the baking powder is working. If not, it’s time to buy a new package. I used this tip to make sure everything was working properly in this recipe.

Spinach Feta Pinwheels

We get inundated with spinach from our farm share every spring. I know kids aren’t supposed to like spinach, but mine are actually okay with it – as long as it’s raw and it’s in a salad with just the right dressing, that is. Cooked spinach is generally out of the question for them.

But some of the nutrients in spinach are more easily absorbed when it’s cooked, so I’ve been experimenting with cooked spinach recipes. These spinach feta pinwheels have so much flavor beyond the spinach that everyone in my family loves them.

Spinach feta pinwheels

Pinwheels can be made with pizza dough, but that typically requires yeast and a rise time. This recipe uses baking powder instead of yeast, so the dough is ready to use very quickly. I love the flavors of feta and parmesan in this recipe along with the nutmeg-seasoned spinach. My recipe calls for gluten-free flour, but this works with wheat flour, too.

These spinach feta pinwheels are a delicious gluten-free appetizer!

Spinach Feta Pinwheels

These spinach feta pinwheels are an easy, delicious appetizer.
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Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:35 mins

Ingredients

For the Filling

  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • ½ an onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 8 oz fresh spinach chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 egg scrambled with a fork
  • ½ cup feta
  • 3 tbs parmesan cheese for topping

For the Dough

  • 2 cups gluten-free flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • ¼ cup water (or more as needed)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a baking sheet.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the diced onion and cook for a few minutes, until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. Add the spinach to the skillet and cover. Cook for a minute, then lift the cover and stir the spinach. Cover it again and cook for another minute. Repeat this until the spinach is wilted. Turn off the heat, add the salt and nutmeg, and stir to season evenly.
  • Transfer the spinach to a bowl and add the egg and feta. Stir everything together, then set the spinach mixture aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the eggs, olive oil, and ¼ cup of water. Mix in the stand mixer until combined. Add more water one tablespoon at a time until the dough comes together easily. If you add too much water and the dough gets sticky, put in a little more flour.
  • Roll the dough into a rectangle on a floured work surface. It should measure about 10 by 16 inches. Spread the spinach mixture on the dough to make an even layer. Then carefully roll it up so you have a 16-inch long log. Cut the log into 16 pieces that are about an inch wide. Carefully transfer each pinwheel onto the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle the pinwheels with the grated parmesan.
  • Bake the pinwheels for about 12 minutes, or until the parmesan is melted and the pinwheels are beginning to turn brown on the bottom. Serve warm or at room temperature. These taste best right out of the oven.

Nutrition

Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1401IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 16
Calories: 113kcal
Cost: $.33 per serving

Spinach Feta Pinwheels Price Breakdown

This recipe costs a total of $5.28 to make, or $.33 per pinwheel. Try these delicious spinach feta pinwheels for a healthy appetizer at your next party!


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