A quick, exciting, and nutritious lunchbox idea that the kids will actually eat (and enjoy!)
Move over boring Vegemite sandwiches, and hello Cheesy Bacon and Vegetable Muffins! These babies are packed with veggies, and are a great ready-to-go sandwich substitute that you can keep in the freezer, and pop into the kid’s lunchboxes on those busy school mornings.
This recipe really is as easy as combining the ingredients, spooning the mixture into a muffin tray, and putting them into the oven.
They make a great after school snack for the kids too! I like to make these muffins in a regular sized muffin tray and a mini muffin tray too. I follow the same cooking process for the mini muffins, but cook them for about 5 minutes less.
I like to make a batch of these Cheesy Bacon and Vegetable Muffins at the same time as I bake a couple of other recipes from my Lunch Box Recipes Cookbook (which are all freezable!). It’s a really quick and easy way for me to get a good stockpile of lunch box fillers into my freezer, and it means my kids and hubby don’t get bored with the same thing day after day.
A big bake up like this can last me weeks, save me a fortune, and make my mornings run so much smoother.
Cheesy Bacon and Vegetable Muffins
- 2 cups self raising wholemeal flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- 60g butter, melted and cooled
- 3 eggs
- 1 carrot, grated
- 1 zucchini, grated
- 1 cup frozen corn kernels
- 4 rashers bacon, diced into small pieces
- 1 1/3 cups tasty cheese, grated
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 180°C and grease a 12 hole regular muffin tin.
- In a large bowl add flour, milk, butter and eggs, whisk until combined.
- Add carrot, zucchini, corn, bacon and cheese.
- Spoon mixture evenly into prepared muffin tin.
- Bake muffins for a further 15-18 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
- Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
By Kat – The Organised Housewife
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