Brie, courgette & red pepper muffins

Brie, courgette & red pepper muffins

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(5 ratings)

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • knob of butter
    Butter

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

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  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp 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
    Oregano

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  • 3 egg, lightly beaten
    Eggs

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  • 100ml milk

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  • 5 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

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

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

Method

  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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KochinVeronica
12th Apr, 2014
5.05
Awesome muffins!
sandraevans22
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
denidax
16th Nov, 2013
I forgot to add that I also cooked the peppers with the courgettes
denidax
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.
hilaryys
7th Sep, 2013
5.05
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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