Spring and leafy veg. Sometimes it feels like spring is leafy veg. There sure is a lot of it, just as in summer, there’s a lot of fruiting veg. It is what it is, so that’s what we eat.
Luckily, we have some talented market gardeners who can bring other crops to harvest earlier than we can, so we’re not stuck with just greens, but it can be a challenge to keep up the variety in our meals at this time of year.
Enter: vegetable muffins!! Another genius Kat idea that I would never have come up with.
These are a brilliant (and delicious!) way to use up more vegetables for lunch or a snack. Great to have ready to grab for work or school.
I’m starting to sound like a morning television show cooking segment. God forbid.
Vegetable & goat's cheese muffinsPrint This
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups plain flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 40g parmesan, finely grated
- 70g cheddar, finely grated
- 3-4 chard leaves, finely shredded
- 2 carrots, scrubbed and finely grated
- 4 green onions, chopped
- 150g goat's cheese
- handful each of sesame and pumpkin seeds
- Preheat oven to 180ºC.
- Pour milk and oil into a mixing bowl. Crack in the eggs and whisk together.
- Fold in the flour and baking powder, then the cheddar and parmesan, then the vegetables.
- Season to taste with salt (optional).
- Line a muffin tray with 12 paper cases (using greaseproof paper cases is a good idea), then half fill them with the muffin batter.
- Crumble the goat’s cheese onto each muffin, then spoon the remaining batter on top. Make sure the goat’s cheese is completely covered.
- Sprinkle with the sesame and pumpkin seeds.
- Bake for 20 to 30 minutes (check by piercing with a skewer after 20 minutes) until golden. After removing from the oven, let the muffins rest in the tray for about 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool. They’re good to eat warm or cold.
If you think the batter looks a bit too stiff, mix in a little more milk in very small increments until it has the consistency you think it should be before you fill the paper cases.