Lunch doesn’t always have to be a sandwich! You can switch it up with a salad, wrap or a savoury muffin. This is a delicious muffin recipe, especially if you are introducing the kids to the world of savoury muffins. It’s easy to make and freezable.  I take them out of the freezer in the morning, place into the lunch box and by lunchtime, it has thawed.

Aren’t muffins just the greatest food invention ever created? You can make so many varieties and use fruit, chocolate, vanilla, basically anything delicious to add to them. But how often do you bake savoury muffins?

I love baking savoury muffins for my kid’s school lunch boxes and as afternoon snacks. I find that replacing boring lunches with these savoury muffins are such a fun alternative to the usual ham and cheese sandwich. These little guys are so yummy, and if you have them as afterschool snacks, reheat them for a few seconds in the microwave and add some butter to them. Mmmm delish!!!!



Ham and Corn Muffins

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Muffins, Lunchbox


  • 2 1/2 cups Self Raising Flour
  • 1 tablespoon castor sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 150g shaved leg ham, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup grated tasty cheese
  • 125g creamed corn
  • Salt and pepper, to season


  1. Preheat oven 180C
  2. Grease a 12 hole muffin tin
  3. Place flour, sugar, chives and ham into a bowl, stir to combine
  4. Add remaining ingredients, stir mixture until just combined.
  5. Divide mixture evenly between muffin holes.
  6. Bake in oven for 20 minutes or until golden.
  7. Allow to cool for 5 minutes then remove from muffin tin and cool on wire rack.

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Di January 27, 2014 - 6:25 AM

Why does this need sugar?

lindsey June 26, 2014 - 11:29 PM

Hi, I have never heard of creamed corn? Could I just blitz normal corn in food processor? Or add in whole corn?

Katrina June 27, 2014 - 10:05 AM

Hi Lindsey, yes just mash some up with a fork or blitz it in the food processor, it will help the dough to stick together 🙂

lindsey June 28, 2014 - 1:19 AM

Thanks katrina, will try these this weekend. Trying to think of different snacks/lunches for my mr 3. Love your blog lots of great ideas and organising tips 🙂

Kirsten Adams February 23, 2015 - 11:57 AM

Hi Katrina, I made these and they are so yum, however in school lunchboxes they are a bit dry and crumbly (I heat mine in the micro at work for 30secs and add marg and mmm,mmm) but the kids have complained even with some marg to spread on that they crumble everywhere – any suggestions??

Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 23, 2015 - 2:27 PM

Hi Kirsten, I would suggest maybe adding a bit more creamed corn or another egg. I personally would add more creamed corm first. I would love to know how they turn out once you have added the extra ingredient, I’m curious now LOL.:)

Sue October 1, 2021 - 11:06 AM

Hi Katrina, my kids don’t eat cheese (one doesn’t like the taste and the other is allergic to dairy), can I just omit the cheese or should i subsitute something else in? They don’t like vegan cheese either. Thanks! Sue

Renee April 23, 2017 - 10:44 AM

Are these ok to freeze do you think?

Deonette October 2, 2019 - 6:52 PM

These look great, thank you for sharing 😉

Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 3, 2019 - 11:15 AM

My pleasure Deonette! Kat 🙂

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