Savoury Muffins 

Mix up your muffin routine with these satisfying savoury muffins. Smoked cheese gives these vegetarian muffins a rich flavour combined with virtuous spinach and chives. We love these for breakfast, lunch, picnics and lunchboxes. Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese – mozzarella, parmesan, feta, gouda, pecorino and goat’s cheese would also work a treat in place of smoked cheddar.


  • 2½ cups self raising flour
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • ½ bunch chives, finely chopped
  • 180g smoked cheese, grated (substitute cheddar)
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup good quality tomato relish, plus extra to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Place the flour, spinach, peas, chives, cheese, oil, milk, eggs, and relish in a large bowl and
 mix until just combined. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Divide the mixture between 10-12 x ½-cup-capacity (125ml) 
lightly greased muffin tins and cook for 25 minutes or 
until cooked when tested with a skewer. 

  3. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool
 slightly. Serve with extra tomato relish. 

Makes 10-12


Enjoy with a cup of Nerada Black Tea