Pumpkin, Spinach and Goat’s Cheese Muffins

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These muffins are a great way to add in some sneaky veg into your snacks throughout the day! They are an excellent source of Vitamin A, for vision and immune function, and also provide selenium and Vitamin K, to reduce oxidative stress and promote healthy blood function.

Makes 12 muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup self-raising flour

  • 1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour

  • 2 cups coarsely grated pumpkin

  • 2 handfuls of spinach leaves, chopped

  • 100g goats cheese or fetta, crumbled

  • 1 egg, lightly whisked

  • 80g butter, melted

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 2 tbsp pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

  • 2 tsp chia seeds

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 12-hole muffin pan with paper cases.

2. Combine flour, pumpkin, spinach and goats cheese in a large bowl.

3. Whisk egg, butter and buttermilk in a small bowl. Add to the flour mixture

and stir until just combined, being careful not to over mix.

4. Divide mixture evenly among muffin pans. Sprinkle with pepitas and chia

seeds.

5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in centres comes out

clean. Turn onto a wire rack to cool slightly. Serve muffins warmed.

Nutritional Information

Per muffin

Calories 176

kJ 737

Fat 5g

Saturated Fat 3g

Protein 6g

Carbohydrate 18g

Fibre 2g

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