Monday, 10 March 2014

Cheesy Kale and Vegetable Muffins

I wanted to bake something that was light, savory and keeps well and decided to try my hand at some vegetable muffins using Kale. I was not disappointed, this muffin ticked all the boxes of a quick snack when you don't want to reach for the packet of chips sitting at the back of your mind!

I'm starting to love Kale and have included it in plenty of my dishes of late, including a gorgeous beetroot salad with feta and walnuts and more recently adding it to a baked barramundi.



There is nothing more appetizing than the smell of cheesy vegetable muffins with a golden top and the beauty is, you can add pretty much any vegetable so be creative! 





Items you need:
 
- 2 cups of grated vegetables, i used grated pumpkin, potato
- 1/2 a cup of chopped kale
- 1 1/2 cups of self raising flour
- 1/2 a purple onion, diced
- 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese
- 2 eggs beaten
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1/2 cup of milk

What's next?:

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius (365 fahrenheit) and grease a 12 hole muffin tin.

2.  Place all the shredded vegetables, kale and chopped onions in a bowl and sift the self raising flour over the vegetable mix.

3. Add 1/2 of the shredded cheese into the mixture and use your hands to ensure all the vegetables and cheese is coated with self raising flour.

4. Beat the egg, olive oil and milk together in a separate bowl and pour it over the mixed vegetables. Combine well with a wooden spoon. Be sure not to over stir as it can form a doughy mixture which will result in dried muffins!

5. Place in the greased muffin tins and sprinkle remaining cheddar cheese on top.

6. Bake for approximately 25 mins. Check intermittently to ensure that they do not over cook. It is best to use a skewer to test. If the skewer is inserted and comes out clean then the muffins are ready.



6 comments:

  1. I don't buy self raising flour so what do I add to regular flour? Baking soda? How much?

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  2. HI there,

    When i don't have self raising flour i normally use 1 teaspoon of baking powder. Let me know how you go :)

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    1. thanks Nancy! if you get a chance to make them let me know what vegetables you used :)

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  4. Your muffins looks so good. Need to try this recipe soon!

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    1. Thanks Del! you have some amazing recipes happening on your page too will visit and let you know which one is my fave ;)

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