Brie, courgette & red pepper muffins

Brie, courgette & red pepper muffins

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Prep: 25 mins Cook: 35 mins


Makes 10

These cheesy savoury bites are best eaten on the day they're baked – ideally fresh from the oven. They're perfect for picnics or lunchboxes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per muffin

  • kcal246
  • fat14g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.8g
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  • knob of butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 2 small or 1 large courgette, cut into small cubes



    The courgette is a variety of cucurbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano leaves or 1 tsp dried



    Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 100ml milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 5 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 2 red peppers, skinned (see tip, below) and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 85g cheddar, grated



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • 100g brie or camembert (check packaging for a vegetarian-friendly brand)


  1. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Line 10 holes of a muffin tin with paper cases. Melt the butter in a pan and gently cook the courgettes for about 5 mins until softened.

  2. Mix the flour, baking powder, oregano and some seasoning in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the eggs, milk and oil, stirring all the time to draw the flour into the centre. Beat for 1 min or so to make a smooth batter.

  3. Add the courgettes, peppers, two thirds of the cheddar and all the brie or camembert to the batter, stirring well. Divide between the muffin cases and sprinkle with the remaining cheddar. Bake for 25-30 mins until the muffins feel firm to the touch and are golden and crusty on top. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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11th Jun, 2020
According to previous comments I added salt and pepper and 3tsp of dried oregano as opposed to 1. I also substituted one of the peppers for about 150g of plum tomatoes. To cook the veg I just cooked it all in the same pan as the courgettes till soft (didn't skin the peppers or tomatoes). They definitely cam out quite wet, but they were certainly tasty! (maybe nicer to eat warm though)
dysfcuktional's picture
31st Oct, 2017
I found these terribly bland. Perhaps I didn't add enough dried oregano (though I doubled the recipe to 2 tsp) but they are very boring. May make with different veg.
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12th Apr, 2014
Awesome muffins!
31st Jan, 2014
Just needed a touch more milk however these muffins were delicious and seriously light. I did substitute the peppers for cherry tomatoes as I didn't have any in. Scrum :-D
16th Nov, 2013
I forgot to add that I also cooked the peppers with the courgettes
16th Nov, 2013
Very tasty and easy to make. Like the previous commenter said, I didn't beat it, just mix the batter until it was smooth and they came out with a very soft texture and a shinny looking top... they looked as good as they tasted. I will be definitely doing them again.
7th Sep, 2013
Delicious! I was a bit concerned that the recipe said you should beat the mixture for a minute since all the muffins I've made before have demanded minimal mixing, This, however, is a richer, firmer mix and does require some fairly firm mixing - I didn't beat it! The recipe doesn't say but I presumed that the Brie should be cut into small cubes. A lovely lunch - we had them with salad.
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