Courgette Muffins

muffinsI don’t know why I don’t cook these muffins all the time for Papa Joe and myself.  I only make them when I am cooking with The Mayhems and yet they make a lovely adult snack or lunch dish.

This is a very easy recipe and the children can do most of it themselves.

Remember to keep the children away from the hot oven and hot trays

Before I start I put a plastic tablecloth on the floor (the pound shops always seem to have them) and have plenty of mixing bowls and spoons ready to use.


crack eggWith under twos I usually grate the cheese myself but as the children have got older I let them use a box grater.  They can also break the eggs.  Put a plate under the bowl so if things do go wrong you do not waste any eggs.

Let the children do all the measuring and mixing (see my tip for using scales) The recipe is very tolerant and always works well.

The recipe

2 eggs medium
6 fl oz (3/4 cup) milk – use whole milk for children but semi skimmed does work as well
5 fl oz (2/3 cup) olive oil
8 oz (2 cup) plain/ all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powderdaisy cook
1 medium courgette (zucchini), grated
1 to 2 tsp dried oregano or use fresh herbs and let the children pick the leaves off the stem. Daisy picked thyme leaves  for me – it worked well!
3 tbsp grated Cheddar cheese + 1 tbsp for topping

Muffin tins – I use metal non stick ones that I grease.  I believe if you use silicone bakeware it will take longer to cook – also check the instructions for the correct oven temperature to use with silicone

Preheat the oven to 450 deg F, 230 deg C – adjust for a fan oven

Beat the eggs and milk together in a bowl, then stir in the oil.
In another bowl combine the flour and baking powder.
Pour the eggs, milk and oil mixture into the bowl with the flour to make a thick batter
Stir in the courgette and oregano/herbs and the 3 tbsp of cheese

Spoon into greased muffin tins (you should get 12 muffins) and top with the rest of the cheese.
Bake for around 20 to 25 mins, then cool and serve!




I have adapted this recipe from http://www.homemade-baby-food-recipes.com

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