15 Jan

Cheeky Picnic Muffins

Cheeky Picnic Muffins

Serves 8 small or 4 large
Prep time 12 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 32 minutes
Meal type Appetizer, Lunch, Snack
Portion Size 96g
Nutrition Per Portion
Calories Sugar Fat Saturates Salt
209 2g 9.7g 2.7g 0.5g
Serves: 8 small or 4 large
Calories: 209
Time: 32 mins

Ingredients

  • 225g Self-raising Flour
  • 75g Courgettes (Grated)
  • 25g Onions (Grated)
  • 100g Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese (Grated)
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Parsely (Chopped)
  • 4 sprigs Torn Fresh Basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper (Ground)
  • 175ml Semi Skimmed Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 50g Medium Eggs (Beaten)
  • 150g Cherry Vine Tomatoes (Ripened and Quartered)

Directions

Advanced Prep
1 Pre-heat the oven 180oC (350oF) Gas mark 4. Prepare the muffin cases.
Method
2 In a large bowl combine the flour, courgette, onion, cheese, parsley and basil and season with paprika and black pepper.
3 In a mixing jug whisk together the milk, olive oil and egg. Pour this liquid into the flour mix and using a fork combine the ingredients until a thick batter is formed. Stir in the quartered tomatoes.
4 Spoon or pipe even quantities of the mixture into the muffin tins, so they are ¾ full.
5 Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until well risen, golden and firm to the touch.

Note

Equipment:
Cutting board, kitchen knife, cheese grater, spatula, measuring jug, mixing bowl, 8 small muffin tins and paper muffin cases, cling film

Cheeky Service Hint:
A great breakfast accompaniment served warm – with grilled bacon and poached eggs!

Cheeky Handy Hint:
If not for immediate use, wrap individually in clingfilm and refrigerate or store in an airtight container in a cool place. To warm the muffins, microwave for a few seconds or heat for several minutes in a medium hot oven.

Cheeky Healthy Hint:
Cheeky Cow Half Fat Mature Cheese has 50% less fat and saturated fat than mature cheddar, 36% less calories and 19% more protein and 13% more calcium.

Courgettes are low in Saturated Fat and Sodium and very low in Cholesterol and are also a good source of Protein, Vitamin A, Thiamin, Niacin, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fibre, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Potassium and Manganese. A large portion of the calories in tomatoes come from sugars.