Great Bear Florentine Muffins


Great Bear Florentine Muffins

From early May through October, Great Bear Nature Tours offers grizzly bear viewing excursions from Port Hardy to a beautiful river valley on the central coast of British Columbia. All year round, you can order the fantastic florentine muffins at the lodge there. Moist and delicious, a perfect light lunch or accompaniment to dinner, you'll love them!


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Cooking Time25 min


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 315 grams chopped spinach (frozen or fresh)
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 1 cup mozzarella, grated


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Grease a muffin tin (1 for large muffins, 2 for small).
  3. Stir together flour, salt and baking powder.
  4. In a separate bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Then whisk in the oil and milk.
  5. Stir the spinach into the egg mixture until fully coated.
  6. Gently stir the egg mixture into the flour mixture.
  7. Fold in the pesto and mozzarella.
  8. Divide batter amongst muffin cups.
  9. Bake 20-25 minutes until golden, dry and springy to touch (like gazelles).

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