Wednesday, 24 April 2013

cheese & zucchini muffins

Introducing.... *drumroll please* ...

...this blog's first-ever savoury recipe!

Cheese & Zucchini Muffins to be exact. Aye, tis a true fact, folks. I hardly ever bake - or even cook - savoury recipes. But things changed after seeing this recipe. It looked easy, yummy, and (dare I say?) semi-healthy. I mean, zucchini's healthy, right?

These muffins are light and fluffy (if not over-mixed, that is) and make a great breakfast. Or morning tea. Or afternoon tea. Or lunch. Or snack. Or... you get the idea. Perfect at anytime of day!

These are my favourite as a breakfast-on-the-go when they're still warm and fluffy out of the oven. Mmmm.
C'mon, folks. Give these a try. You know you want to.

Cheese and Zucchini Muffins
Makes 12

1 tsp olive oil
100g shaved ham, torn into pieces (optional)
½ cup grated zucchini, excess liquid squeezed out
1 cup self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 cup milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup grated tasty cheese
¼ cup shaved parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 190C and line a muffin pan with paper cases.
Combine flours and baking powder in a bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the oil, milk and egg. Mix well. Fold in ham, zucchini and cheeses.
Spoon mixture between the paper cases and bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden and just firm to the touch. Stand in pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack.


  1. Hi Grace. I am Alic'es Mum and wanted to drop by to say how much I love your blog. You are very creative and your recipes make my mouth water. I love your scrolls and these zucchini muffins look awesome. Well done! Pop by at and check out my caramel meringue cake!
    Love mamabear

  2. Mmmm these look yummy! I love baking with zucchini, and these muffins look great!

  3. I'm not a big baker and these do look simple enough and zucchini recipes are so important come harvest time. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us on foodie friday.

  4. Just wanted you to know that your recipe is being featured on foodie friday today. I'm a bit wiped out from my gum surgery ,but I want you to know that I will be tweeting and pinning your recipe this week. Thank you again for being part of foodie friday.

  5. Just pinned this! Adding this to my zucchini dish collection and a must try soon. Thanks! Hopping from Foodie Friday link up.