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I try to involve my children in the cooking as much as possible. As they are getting older, I'm finding they are getting a bit more picky about what they will eat, but are more likely to try new things when they have been part of the cooking process.
As my daughter is now in school, I am always trying to come up with easy and healthy ideas to pop in her lunchbox. The other day, while she was at school, the toddler and I tried making some Savoury Cheese, Ham and Spinach Muffins, with great results. I'm not sure how many made it into her lunchbox and how many we ate ourselves at home, but either way, we'll be making them again soon.
I adapted this recipe from a number of different recipes to make it as easy as possible to make. So easy, a 2 year old can make them (with supervision and a wee bit of assistance).
Ham, Cheese & Spinach Muffin Recipe
- 250g grated tasty cheese (approx 2 loose cups)
- 2 cups of self raising flour
- 2 eggs
- 1½ cups of milk
- ½ cup of chopped ham
- Large handful of baby spinach
- Sprinkle of mixed herbs (optional)
Preheat oven to 180°C (356°F)
Sift flour into a large bowl.
Whisk eggs, chop spinach and ham.
Make a well in the flour, add in the rest of the ingredients and mix until combined.
Spoon into a greased 12 hole muffin tray (sprinkle with herbs, optional) and bake for 25 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
For a delicious variation, try these cheese and veg savoury muffins
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