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Courgette (Zucchini) and Cheese Muffins (with coconut flour)

Yummy….

I was trying to make a savoury muffin and had a complete disaster with almond flour which surprised me as on the face of it looked to be the best flour for a savoury muffin.   After throwing two batches in the bin, I turned to my favourite, coconut flour.   This next batch was fabulous!  Moist, savoury, cheesy…just what I was hoping for.   As ever, because they are made with coconut flour, they are very high in fibre so you have to be careful with the amount you eat…wolf the whole lot down and you will have a very, very full stomach..

The courgette (zucchini) helps to keep it moist and ensures that the eggs used are less than usually used with coconut flour.  Coconut flour acts like a sponge and needs a lot of moisture.  The courgettes  (zucchini) have met their match!

Courgette (Zucchini) and Cheese Muffins (with coconut flour)

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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INGREDIENTS

4 eggs

1 1/2 cups grated courgette (zucchini)

1/4 cup melted butter

1/4 cup water

1/4 tspn salt

1/3 cup coconut flour

1/4 tspn baking soda

1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese

1 tblspn dried oregano

1 tblspn thyme, fresh and chopped

1/4 cup cheddar cheese, grated (for the topping)

METHOD

  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F degrees.
  • Combine the eggs, butter, water and salt with a hand blender.
  • Add the coconut flour and baking soda and mix well.
  • Add in the courgette (zucchini), thyme and oregano.
  • Add in the Parmesan cheese and blend.
  • Put the mixture into muffin cups and sprinkle the grated Cheddar cheese on top.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes until golden on top and firm.
  • Eat and enjoy!

 

Makes 6 Muffins

Nutrition: Per Muffin: 227 Calories; 16g Fat;  10g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carb 

 

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16 Comments

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    Eliza
    August 1, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Hi Angela,
    I made these today and they are great….just what I need to have for breakfast. Thank you

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      August 1, 2016 at 1:47 pm

      Glad you liked them!

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    Sarah Forbes
    May 14, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    Absolutely Delicious! Thank you! Was getting tired of just eggs and bacon for breakfast! Super easy to make and the kids loved it as well!

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    libby anderson
    July 19, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Made these for lunch today. Too many for two people. Will they freeze do you think?

    • Reply
      Divalicious
      July 19, 2012 at 9:24 pm

      Yes, freezing is great…I make a huge batch at the weekend and freeze a lot of them to take out each day…

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        libby anderson
        July 20, 2012 at 7:38 am

        Well it ended up with only freezing two as a neighbour called in and was more than happy to take some home for his lunch! A friend said she enjoys them with a bowl of soup.
        Thanks again for your inspiring recipes.

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          Divalicious
          July 20, 2012 at 8:07 pm

          I love one with soup too..a great alternative to a bread roll and more filling! Thank you for all of your feedback! Am so glad you enjoy the recipes!

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    Anja @ AnjasFood4Thought
    January 7, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Angela, these were so yummy. And the other tartlets too. Got orders to make them at home. Thanks. Was nice meeting you today.

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      Angie C
      January 8, 2012 at 11:18 am

      Glad you liked them! And was lovely to meet you in the flesh!

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    I Live in a Frying Pan
    November 4, 2011 at 7:09 am

    ohhhhh…such great weekday breakfast material! Where do we get coconut flour again??

    • Reply
      Angie C
      November 4, 2011 at 7:28 am

      Currently from Amazon..BUT the Organic Food shop confirmed that they have ordered it and will be selling it shortly. There is also a new Gluten Free online supermarket that should be going live in December who will have it too. As soon as the Organic shop has it I will be sending messages/party invites/setting fireworks off!

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    Tawnya
    November 4, 2011 at 4:44 am

    my first recipe with coconut flour…. they are OK, more like a souffle/egg dish than a muffin. Any suggestions for adjusting for altitude? I am in Colorado, about 6800′.

    I am looking forward to trying more of your recipes- I have been GF for five years and recently grain free. I was looking at honey uses when I found your site, thank you!!!!!

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      Angie C
      November 4, 2011 at 7:26 am

      Hi Tawnya..Wow..that’s high compared to where I am! I would suggest to try to add some more coconut flour as it sounds like you have too much liquid in the batter. Add another tablespoon and hopefully they should turn out like mine. Enjoy!

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