Here’s one of my favourite portable recipe ideas that’s perfect for your lunch box, or as a healthy snack when you are on-the-go. Edam Bacon Sun-dried Tomato Muffins are that special combo of flavours for me. A bit like a pizza all rolled into a muffin! Delicious served warm or cold at a family picnic, in a kid’s lunchbox or simply for brunch!
If you want to see a step by step guide, then watch the how to make savoury muffins video on the Lunchbox World YouTube channel below. And remember if you don’t have edam, any cheese will do.
And if you want the full recipe all the details are below in the recipe card.
These really are, in my mind, the perfect picnic snack, lunch box idea and just healthy snack any time of day. I’ve had these for breakfast, working from home at lunch or popped in the lunch box! The recipe below says it makes 10 but in regular cupcake case tins for me, it made 18, so my only tip here would be don’t overfill them or they may spill over in the oven.
So to the recipe…
Edam Bacon and Sun-dried Tomato Muffins
- 100 g smoked back bacon rashers
- 275 g plain flour
- 15 ml baking powder
- 5 ml caster sugar
- 5 ml salt
- 125 g Dutch Edam wedge grated
- 75 g sun-dried tomatoes chopped
- 30 ml freshly snipped chives
- 2 eggs
- 200 ml semi- skimmed milk
- 75 g butter melted
- Pre-heat the oven to 375ºF, 190ºC, Gas mark 5. Line a muffin tin with10 paper muffin cases. Grill the bacon until crispy and chop into pieces. In a large bowl, sift together flour and baking powder.
- Stir the sugar, salt, three quarters of the cheese, bacon, sun-dried tomatoes and chives into the flour mixture and mix well.
- In another bowl, beat together the eggs, milk and melted butter and pour over the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined, the batter will be lumpy.
- Fill the muffin cases and sprinkle the tops with the reserved Edam. Bake for 20-25 minutes until risen and firm. Delicious eaten warm or cold.
Tip: Replace the bacon for some cooked diced ham. These muffins are best eaten the day they are prepared. Alternatively, you can store these savoury muffins in an airtight container for 2-3 days in the fridge. In my house the muffins never hang around long enough! They are all gone within 24 hours!
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Let’s keep having FUN packing those lunches!
The Lunchbox Lady x