Savoury ham cheese and corn muffins

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Savoury ham cheese and corn muffins via www.clairekcreations.comWe have a grocery budget.

It used to be that we had a ‘budget’ that we were meant to stick to but in reality, we’d put the groceries on the credit card and usually go over the allocated amount.

About six months ago, we switched the groceries to their own debit account with its own card. The grocery budget is deposited in there once a fortnight and once it runs out, that’s it for the fortnight.

I won’t say it’s a stingy budget at all. We really do eat very well. But, as I do a big grocery shop once-a-month, sometimes, most of the fortnight’s budget is used up at the start of the fortnight in the big shop.

Meaning if they boys ‘must have’ sausages for lunch on the weekend and we don’t have any, they’re not getting them.

It might sound a bit tough or restrictive but I actually think it gives me a bit of a kick to be creative and last Sunday, if it wasn’t for the budget, I wouldn’t have created these seriously delicious savoury ham cheese and corn muffins.

Savoury ham cheese and corn muffins via www.clairekcreations.comIt’s pretty rare that I create something that every one of the boys (husband included) likes and eats but this one was a winner.

The batch made 12 and after lunch there was only one left. They devoured them!

I was going to add some extra grated vege but while I was whipping them up, the boys were already in the pool and I was very eager to join them so just whacked in some frozen corn and into the oven they went.

Savoury ham cheese and corn muffins via www.clairekcreations.comNext time I might see if I can get away with some grated zucchini or carrot too.

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I’m sure they’d freeze really well and you could even bake it in a loaf tin and slice it up.

Savoury ham cheese and corn muffins via www.clairekcreations.comEnjoy!

P.s. I’m hosting a live online workshop in a couple of weeks where I’m going to give you our super budget spreadsheet and run you through exactly how you can create your own family budget to take control of your finances for 2018. Click here to find out more or save your ‘seat.’


Savoury ham cheese and corn muffins
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Serves: 12
  • 1 cup wholemeal spelt flour (or regular wholemeal flour)
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • ¼ cup diced ham
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh (or dried) chives
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (I used a combo of cheddar, mozzarella and parmesan)
  • ½ cup corn kernels (I used frozen)
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 170C fan-forced and grease a 12-hole muffin tin.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, almond meal, baking powder and salt and set aside.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and butter then stir in the ham, chives, cheese and corn.
  4. Make a well in the flours and mix in the wet ingredients.
  5. Divide the batter between the muffin tin holes and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  6. Serve warm spread with butter.


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