Leek and Cheddar muffins

4
4
4
SmartPoints value per serving
Total Time
35 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
25 min
Serves
12
Difficulty
Easy
So delicious served warm from the oven – a perfect treat!

Ingredients

Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Leek

150 g, sliced

Plain White Flour

250 g

Salt

½ teaspoons

Baking powder

1 tablespoons, heaped

Caster Sugar

1 teaspoons

Cheddar cheese

40 g, finely grated

Egg, whole, raw

1 medium, raw

Skimmed Milk

240 ml

Low Fat Spread

100 g, melted

Wholegrain Mustard

1 tablespoons, level

Black pepper

1 g

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6/200°C/fan oven 180°C. Place 10 paper muffin cases into a muffin tray, or line with squares of greaseproof paper.
  2. Cook the leeks in boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain well and leave to cool.
  3. Sift the flour, salt and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Stir in the sugar, cheese and cooled leeks. In a jug, beat together the egg, milk, melted spread, mustard and black pepper.
  4. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir until the ingredients are just combined. The secret to successful muffins is to avoid over-mixing when adding the wet ingredients to the dry ones.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases. Bake for 20-25 minutes until risen and golden. Serve warm, or freeze when cold to use later.

Notes

If you’re wondering why sugar is in the recipe, it improves the texture and flavour of the muffins.

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