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Courgette, Red Pepper & Feta Muffins

Published: 20th August 2018

Courgette, red pepper & feta muffins (V)

Makes 12 mini loaves

Ingredients                                                                                     

225g Courgette - Sure Thing

1tbsp Fresh basil chopped                                                    

½tbsp Dry oregano                                                                                  

50g Sweet red pepper – Diced - Popti                                                        

1tbsp Garlic - pureed or crushed                                                                                      

1tsp Smoked paprika                                                                                                          

2tsp Baking powder                                                                  

200g Plain flour

100g Feta cheese - crumbed, alternatively use goats cheese                                                                                   

100ml Milk

100ml Rapeseed oil

3 Eggs

2tbsp Parmesan cheese – grated

½ tsp Salt and pepper for seasoning

 

Method

Place the grated courgette into a colander over a bowl and sprinkle with a little salt, this will help remove any excess liquid - Leave to drain for 20 minutes whilst preparing the rest of the recipe.

Preheat the oven to 200C.

Roast the diced peppers with the garlic for 8 minutes at 180C or until tender.

Sieve the flour, baking powder and smoked paprika into a large bowl then lightly whisk the eggs, milk and oil in a jug then pour onto dry ingredients and fold through. Add the crumbled feta, red peppers, basil and mix lightly. Next, Add the drained grated courgette and mix.

Spoon the mixture into the muffin or mini loaf tin and sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese.

Bake for 25 minutes.

Leave to cool in the tins for at least 10 minutes before turning on a wire rack.

 

Tip: Why not try with diced chorizo. Delicious!

To serve:

Enjoy warm with dressed rocket leaves or perfect for picnics and light lunch.

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