Courgette, Gruyere and smoky bacon muffins #Tasty Tuesdays

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I think I’m going to start a little ‘Muffin Series’ as this is the second batch of muffins I’ve knocked up recently after a long absence from baking. These ones came out perfectly – the courgette makes them lovely and moist, the gruyere is a touch of luxury and I added crispy smoky bacon as a substitute for the chorizo that was in the original recipe in an attempt to make them appeal more to my children (who aren’t into spicy foods).

I made a basic gruyere and courgette muffin batch in the past and despite loving both those ingredients I wasn’t blown away by the end result, but the addition of the bacon seems to pack in a lovely extra flavour. And I really wanted to try my hand at some savoury muffins for a change – these would be absolutely ideal for a packed lunch or snack. I had one on the side with a bowl of tomato and basil soup for lunch and it was just right!

Ingredients:

225g of self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
100g grated courgette
50g grated gruyere
4 rashers streaky bacon (smoked or unsmoked optional) (or 40g of chorizo cubed)
salt and pepper
175ml of milk (I substituted buttermilk as its low fat and healthier although these clearly aren’t diet food!)
75ml of light olive oil
one egg

Recipe:

Whisk together the milk/buttermilk, egg and olive oil. Separately mix together the courgette, gruyere and cooked crispy bacon (chopped small) and add to the flour and baking powder and season. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and combine.

Spoon into muffin tins/cases (makes 6) and pop in the oven at 180C/gas 4 for ten minutes. Remove and grate a little more gruyere over the tops of the muffins before placing back in the oven for a further 15 minutes.

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14 thoughts on “Courgette, Gruyere and smoky bacon muffins #Tasty Tuesdays

  1. Yum, yum. I am all about savoury muffins. Will give this a go minus the bacon, although they do sound yummy with it too. xx Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Me again. Just to let you know I made these today. I did mine with blue cheese as I didn’t have gruyere and did a veggie version without the bacon. Delicious all the same. Thanks again for posting, as I would not have even thought of savoury muffins and they were so quick and easy to make. Great snack.

    • Ooh thanks for letting me know – maybe I’ll try the non bacon version again some time. I was wondering how easy it would be to get gruyere in Spain… They are a nice filling snack it has to be said 🙂

      • I think you can get gruyere here but I was so desperate to make them after seeing your photo that I just used what I had in the fridge! I managed to get eight out of the mixture, but when hubby got home I told him I had made six!!

    • Thank you! I’m starting to have second thoughts about the muffin series though as I felt so bloated after eating a few! Maybe I’ll see if I can experiment with some sort of wheat or gluten free version and see if that helps (is that even possible?)!

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