High Protein Three Cheese Muffins, but you can call them YUM.

So ever since I was at Lift Bakery Café a couple of weekends ago I have been craving savoury muffins. Theirs were great and had me thinking about baking ever since.

With Sir Benjalot out of town helping damsels in distress (his sick Nanna. So sweet) and instant Facebook demands from a super lovely friend who has just had her second bubba minutes after mentioning these muffins, I knew I had to create and share.

I couldn’t find a recipe I liked online, so I made one up. I wanted one that was cheesy and high in protein, but apart from paleo-esque muffins, very few had more than one egg. So here are my muffins, which I will probably work on, but were damn fine and easy to throw together on a Monday night after work. There are no fancy photos because

a) Pfffft! and

b) I had to put these away in a hurry. Or I’d eat them all.

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HIGH PROTEIN THREE CHEESE MUFFINS

INGREEDIENTS

1 cup of grated cheddar

¼ cup of grated Parmesan

½ cup of cubes feta

 

1 ½ cups of Self Raising Flour

Salt and Pepper

3ish teaspoons of curry powder

 

4 lightly beaten eggs

½ cup milk

 

DO:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 Celcius and grease 12 muffin holes (sounds dirty…)
  2. Grate your cheeses and chuck in a bowl.
  3. Sift your flour, S and P and curry powder together (or, if you’re lazy like me, plonk in a bowl and stir with a whisk. Best. Trick. Ever).
  4. Add the cheeses and mix.
  5. In your now empty bowl, crack eggs and lightly beat. Add milk and mix.
  6. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until just combined.
  7. Spoon into muffin pans and bake for 20-25 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.
  8. Let cool slightly then turn out to cool completely on a rack.

 

Eat while warm or after warming with butter, relish or dark salad greens (I had spinach and curly endive, but rocket would work well too).

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Variations and tips:

If you don’t have a rack, let them too UPSIDE DOWN so you don’t get soggy muffin bottoms.

Dried Italian herbs work well instead of curry powder, but the curry powder does not make this taste Indian, it just enhances the cheese taste

Instead of feta, you could experience with other cheeses (blue cheese…? Mmmmmm)

If you want to healthy it up, use one tablespoon of Parmesan and swap the feta for 1 cup of grated vegetables, like sweet potato, carrot, onion or zucchini (well drained).

 

Enjoy (in moderation!)

Seriously, try these and tell me what you think.

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4 thoughts on “High Protein Three Cheese Muffins, but you can call them YUM.

  1. celastrina says:

    These look super tasty! I’ll definitely be trying them 🙂

    • Thank you! Let me know how they go. I eventually want to modify the recipe so there’s 1/2 an egg in each, but this is a yummy beginning. I’m not sure if you or Andrew is the home cook, but I’m definitely tucking one of these in my lunchbox this week.

      Only 8 weeks to go for you! Weddings really do activate previously unknown girliness 🙂

      • celastrina says:

        Good on you for creating your own baking recipe!! Andrew and I are both turning into regular foodies – can’t wait til next year when we’ll have more money (and we’ll actually be in the same place!!) to try out more fancy foods!

        I have a feeling the next 8 weeks are gonna fly by! But yes, being well and truly overtaken by the girliness – deciding in a moment of madness to have origami flowers for everything rather than hiring a florist may have something to do with that!

      • 🙂
        I had a friend who did origami flowers for the tables and we sat and folded a million zillion one night and got covered in newspaper ink (and I wasn’t even invited to the wedding, she was an acquaintance/ mutual friend but I just love crafts). It will be special because of the effort. I love your pics so far on your blog!

        Ben and I also didn’t do flowers, beyond mine and my sister’s bouquet. We put tea lights and river stones on the tables, because there was no chance they’d blow away or obscure the view!

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