Recipe for Basic Muffins – gluten free or regular – to which you can add the variations of your choice. We recommend Feta, Turkey, Thyme and Olive


Basic muffin recipe – gluten free:
500 ml Gluten free self-raising flour
5 ml Salt
1 Large egg
225 ml low-fat Milk

Basic muffin recipe:
500 ml Cake flour
5 ml Salt
15 ml Baking powder
1 Large egg
225 ml low-fat Milk

Variation 1: Turkey, Feta, Thyme and Olive:
125 g Turkey Rashers / Bacon
1/2 onion diced
10 ml fresh thyme leaves ( + extra thyme leaves to place on top of each muffin before baking)
50 g pitted a olives (chopped)
1 wheel of feta cheese

How to

Basic muffin recipe – both:
Pre-heat oven to 190 degrees Celsius.

Spray a silicone muffin pan or use paper muffin cups placed in a muffin pan.

Sift self-raising flour and salt. Add any of the variations to the flour. Beat the egg with the milk and to the flour.

Mix with a flat bladed knife until mixture forms a soft dough.

Spoon unto muffin tin/cups (3/4 full).

Bake for +- 15 -20 minutes until golden brown and done on the inside.

Variation 1: Turkey, Feta, Thyme and Olive:
Fry the onion and Turkey rashers until crispy, let it cool down. Add the olives and crumble feta into the mixture. Add to basic muffin mix.

Other variation ideas:

Parmesan, sage and onion: Grate 100 g fresh Parmesan cheese and divide into half. Add 10 ml chopped fresh sage leaves and 1/2 bunch of spring onions to one half of the cheese. Add to the basic muffin mixture. Brush the muffins with a little beaten egg and sprinkle the other half of the Parmesan cheese on top of the muffins. Add a sage leave on each muffin before baking.

Cheddar, onion and rosemary: Saute’ 1 onion and 1 chopped garlic glove until translucent and soft, allow to cool. add 100 g grated cheddar cheese and 10 ml chopped fresh rosemary leaves. Add to basic muffin mixture. Place a small twig of Rosemary on top of each muffin before baking.

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