AT Cooks recipe: Cheese, sweetcorn & leek muffins

Although a savoury muffin can often be touted as something you might usually have for breakfast, there’s nothing stopping you snacking on something so delicious at any time of day that you fancy it!

I’ve recently been obsessed with baking, during the time we’ve been in lockdown (the first one) and thereafter. As mentioned in my previous post, I choose to be on a reduced sugar diet and it’s therefore been the perfect time to try out all the cravings I’ve had in sugar-free versions. Most of the things I’ve been making have been to satisfy my sweet tooth but this time I went savoury.

Below is the recipe for cheese, sweetcorn and leek muffins, inspired by the one by Taming Twins.

Serves: 12
Equipment needed: 2 bowls, muffin tin

Ingredients:
– 250g wholemeal self-raising flour
– 1 tsp salt (I used a low-cholesterol version)
– 1 tsp baking powder
– 200g grated mature cheddar cheese
– 160g canned sweetcorn, drained (I used a salt-free version)
– 2-3 baby leeks, chopped (can use spring onion or red onion instead, if you prefer)
– 2g dried/fresh chives
– 2 medium eggs
– 100ml oil (sunflower of vegetable is best)
– 250ml whole/semi-skimmed milk

Method:
– Preheat the oven at 200c.
– Brush the muffin tin moulds well with oil.
– Mix all the dry ingredients together (in blue above) in a mixing bowl and set aside, leaving a handful of cheese separate to sprinkle on top.
– Mix all the wet ingredients (in green above) together in a separate bowl.
– Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones, all at once.
– Mix it all together (in a folding in fashion), ensuring everything is mixed and that there are no dry flour patches.
– Gently fill all the muffin tins with the mixture, sprinkling the leftover grated cheese on top of them individually.
– Place in the pre-heated oven to bake for around 25 minutes. They should be a nice golden brown after that time.

This recipe is pretty versatile. You can add and amend as you please, depending on what you have in the house – for example, you can also make these with peppers, spinach, mushrooms, etc. Your choice of herb can also change to taste, and you could add some chilli flakes for a kick or even some garlic powder for a different flavour. For the meat-eaters, you could add in some ham or bacon, if you like.

Let me know how you get on, if you try this!

Much love,
AT x

While you’re here, do check out my 10 easy wins towards eating healthy!

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