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Mediterranean Mini Muffins



24 portion(s)

Mediterranean Mini Muffins

  • 1 brown onion, halved
  • 1/2 red capsicum, deseeded and cut in half
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for greasing
  • 1 tsp dried italian herbs
  • 50 g reduced fat cheese, cut into cubes
  • 45 g wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 45 g white self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp smoked or sweet paprika
  • salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 4 tsp low-fat milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp Sliced black Olives
  • 1 tbsp no-added-salt tomato paste

Recipe's preparation

  1. 1.  Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease a 24-hole mini-muffin pan with olive oil.


    2.  Add onion and capsicum to mixing bowl and chop 5 sec/speed 6. Scrape down sides of bowl.


    3.  Add olive oil and dried herbs and cook 5 min/Varoma/speed 1. Set aside mixture to cool. Clean and dry mixing bowl.


    4.  Add cheese to clean mixing bowl and grate 10 sec/speed 9.


    5.  Add flours, paprika, salt, pepper, milk, egg, olives, tomato paste and reserved onion mixture to mixing bowl and combine 10 sec/speed 5.


    6.  Spoon the batter into the muffin holes, filling each to two-thirds full. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly browned, then leave to cool for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack. Serve the muffins warm or at room temperature.


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You can also line the mini-muffin tin with mini liners, lightly greasing with oil.


Edited recipes from the book CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet Recipes on a Budget  by Professor Manny Noakes with photography by Cath Muscat published by Penguin

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  • Husband says could have been

    Submitted by _ladytan on 13. July 2016 - 21:07.

    Husband says could have been better with more cheese. Haha! Pretty fab! 

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  • Thanks for picking that up.

    Submitted by CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet on 27. January 2016 - 08:54.

    Thanks for picking that up. We will get it rectified. Thanks 

    CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet 



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  • Tasty savoury muffins.  I was

    Submitted by JeffnJulie on 26. January 2016 - 15:01.

    Tasty savoury muffins.  I was also initially confused by the reference to fried Italian herbs in the ingredient list.  My batter was quite runny so I ended up adding quite another 100 grams of flour.  It all worked out in the end and we enjoyed the muffins for lunch with a tomato relish and Greek yoghurt.  Thank you for the recipe.

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  • In the ingredints list it

    Submitted by Wellsrob on 24. January 2016 - 10:25.

    In the ingredints list it should be DRIED Italian herbs (not fried!)

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