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Recipe: Savoury Muffins (Lunchbox Idea)


I like to make big batches of savoury muffins and freeze them. They make excellent additions to our litter-free lunchboxes.

The day before, I remove what I need from the freezer and let them defrost overnight in the fridge. In the morning, it’s quick to add them to our lunchboxes for later on in the day.

I also like the endless variety of flavours and additional ingredients you can add to the basic recipe:

  • Spinach and feta
  • Grated cheese and crispy bacon bits
  • Grated cheese and onion
  • Peppadew and feta
  • Grated cheese and Herbs
  • Grated cheddar, bacon and sweet corn
  • Chunky Boereworsingredients for baking muffins

Looking at the above list, it is quite obvious that I rather like cheese!

I found a packet of salmon off-cuts at a bargain price, so my flavour du jour is Salmon & Garlic. Full of excellent omega oils and garlic to keep us healthy over winter.

Are you ready to bake?


Savoury Muffins
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Course: Snack
  • 1 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1 1/2 Cups Your choice of fillings
  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C. Lightly grease 12 cup muffin cups

  2. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a mixing bowl

  3. Stir the melted butter, egg, milk, in a large mixing bowl until evenly blended

  4. Slowly stir in the flour mixture to form a batter

  5. Add the fillings and mix

  6. Spoon about 2 tablespoons into each muffin cup

  7. Bake in preheated oven for about 35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean

Recipe Notes

The quantities listed above makes 12 muffins. I usually double up and bake 24 at a time. The majority go into the freezer for when required.

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