Spinach and Cheese Pinwheels

Spinach and Cheese Pinwheels baby led weaning

 

These are incredibly simple. Before today, I had only tried sweet pinwheels (blueberry or strawberry), but I wanted to try something savory. And let me tell you, these were delicious. Seriously yummy. They are a bit crumbly (perhaps because of the type of puff pastry I used), so if you take them on the go, expect some pastry flakes to fly!

I would have liked to use shredded cheese because I think it gets more stringy. But that’s just my preference. We didn’t have shredded cheese, so I was “forced” to use the sliced cheese that we had (it was some provolone and smoked cheddar). We buy high quality slices, so I didn’t feel too bad about it.

First, the cast of characters. You want to get a puff pastry (you can make your own, if you want), chop some spinach, and gather some cheese of your choice. You will also need a little flour and butter or oil.

Spinach and Cheese Pinwheels baby led weaning

 

I sprinkled some flour onto a surface so that I could roll out the pastry. I find it to be WAY too thick, so I roll it a bit thinner and then make two different rolls. (Today I made the spinach+cheese one and also a blueberry+cinnamon one.)

Spinach and Cheese Pinwheels baby led weaning

After you roll out the pastry, spread a bit of butter on it. This is just for flavor, honestly. It’s optional.

For the spinach pinwheels, I put my cheese pretty evenly across the surface and then sprinkled the chopped spinach on top.

Spinach and Cheese Pinwheels baby led weaning

Just for fun, here’s a shot of the blueberry one (I sprinkled some cinnamon and then layered the blueberries).

Spinach and Cheese Pinwheels baby led weaning

Carefully roll up your pinwheel. Then slice it. I used a pizza cutter, but a very sharp knife would work just as well. Take your time so they don’t smush too much.

Spinach and Cheese Pinwheels baby led weaning

 

Spinach and Cheese Pinwheels baby led weaning

Layer them on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350F for about 25 minutes.

Spinach and Cheese Pinwheels baby led weaning

Spinach and Cheese Pinwheels baby led weaning

These freeze really well and last in the fridge for several days, too. We usually eat them all within a few days. I enjoy these, and Alexander ate the insides of his. In the past, though, he has eaten whole pinwheels (just one, usually).

Here’s your printable recipe if you want it!

Spinach and Cheese Pinwheels
Yields 20
A simple, savory treat for you to share with your baby
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 sheet of puff pastry
  2. about 1 cup of spinach, chopped
  3. 2 slices of cheese (or about 1 cup of shredded)
  4. Flour, for rolling out the dough
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. Roll out your puff pastry on a floured surface, to make it thinner (this is optional).
  3. Spread some butter on top of the pastry (also optional).
  4. Layer the cheese in a single, thin layer.
  5. Sprinkle the spinach generously to cover the entire pastry.
  6. Roll up the dough and slice it to about 2 cm thickness.
  7. Place on a greased baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Notes
  1. Freezing: After these cool, you can place them in an airtight container or freezer bag and freeze them.
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