Savoury muffins

Savoury muffins

Savoury muffins

These delicious savoury muffins are a great meal on the run and go well in kids’ and adults’ lunch boxes. They are easy to whip up, and once you master this recipe, you will be able to make savoury muffins from whatever you have on hand.

serves: 12
prep: 0:10

cook 0:20


  • 2 cups (300g) self-raising flour
  • 3/4 cup (55g) grated tasty cheese

  • 1/2 cup finely diced ham

  • 1 capsicum, de-ribbed and diced

  • 1/4 cup mushrooms, finely chopped

  • 150g butter, melted

  • 1 cup (250ml) milk

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Line a 12 cup muffin tray with muffin sized patty pans.
  2. In a bowl, place the flour, cheese, capsicum, mushrooms and ham.
  3. In a jug, combine the egg, milk and butter.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  5. Pour into patty pans and bake for 15-20 minutes.

how to

How to make savoury muffins recipe

These delicious savoury muffins are the perfect lunch box idea or after-school treat. Once you have the method down, you can make sa…


  • Stirring the mixture until just combined gives it a real lightness.
  • You can exchange the ham for cooked bacon if you prefer.
  • These are great for packing into the lunch box or giving kids to snack on as they rush out the door. Also try making cheesy bacon and corn muffins, and for a bite sized toddler snack, mini baked beans muffins.
  • You could use a mini muffin tin instead if you wanted to make miniature versions of these. Also check out the gourmet mini olive and fetta muffins which are perfect for passing around at a party.
  • If you know you’ll have trouble getting your kids to eat these because of the ‘green bits’, try making sneaky pumpkin muffins instead. They are also savoury and delicious.
  • Feta and spinach muffins are another yummy variation to try.
  • If your family loved these, introduce them to other great savoury muffins such as pesto and parmesan, bacon and potato and sundried tomato.
  • These are a lovely and healthy snack to give kids. For a naturally sweet muffin that’s also nutritious, try this carrot and oat variation.  
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, Australia’s best recipe finder.