Cheese, Onion and Sweetcorn Savoury Muffins

Xander and I love experimenting in the kitchen together, and sometimes I like a savoury snack rather than a sweet one, so I thought we’d play around with an idea for savoury muffins and this is what we came up with. It’s a very simple recipe and it turned out delicious! Xander even enjoyed licking the batter off the spoon before it was cooked (he likes to do that with cakes, but I didn’t expect it with savoury muffins!)

Cheese, Onion and Sweetcorn Savoury Muffins
Makes 4 muffins

Ingredients:

  • 30g onion
  • 30g sweetcorn
  • 30g cheese
  • 60mls skimmed milk
  • 60g self raising flour
  • 1 egg
  • pinch of mixed herbs

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 200C
  • Dice the onion as finely as you can, and grate the cheese on the finest grate setting.
  • Lightly beat the egg and milk together, then add the onion, sweetcorn, cheese, herbs and flour, and mix well.
  • Spoon into four cupcake cases.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until cooked through and golden on top.

Info for your food diary (per serving):

  • Calories: 120
  • Carbs: 14g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Sat Fat: 1g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Sodium: 8g

These values are based on the products I used – Asda Smart Price flour and Asda Mature Scottish Cheddar (the rest are generic) – please remember to adjust the values according to the products you use – these are only a basic indication. I think a touch of broccoli and/or carrot might work well. I also like using courgette in recipes like this, so I might try adding some of those next time. If you like extra cheesy, use an extra mature cheddar and perhaps a touch of parmesan, but remember to adjust your values!

The Results:
These turned out fluffy and light and just the right size to pop in a lunch box. Xan’s not keen on sweetcorn, but he only picked out a couple of pieces that he spotted in his muffin and ate the rest no bother. I’ll definitely be making these, and variations on this recipe, again – sometimes it’s nice to have a savoury snack instead of something sweet and these just hit the spot!

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One response to “Cheese, Onion and Sweetcorn Savoury Muffins

  1. Sounds delish!