Spring Onion & Marmite Muffins
After having something booked in every weekend for the last few months I finally found myself with a free Sunday last week to relax! But… I am sooooo rubbish at doing nothing and always feel guilty if I haven’t done something productive so I ended up doing a bit of last minute baking – oops! Unusually for me I wasn’t really in the mood for something sweet… normally I would choose cake over everything. I stumbled across this recipe for Gruyère, spring onion and marmite muffins in Olive magazine and it had me at Marmite! Two of my most favourite savoury things are Marmite and CHEESE (yum!) so I had to give them a go.
The recipe is really quick and easy, and they don’t require many ingredients at all – bonus!
For 10 muffins, you will need:
2 tbsp Marmite
200g Gruyère – grated, plus extra
6 Spring onions – thinly sliced
140g Self-raising flour
70g Wholemeal flour
1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
10 Muffin cases
1. Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.
2. Warm the Marmite and milk in a saucepan, whisking until the Marmite has totally melted. Take off the heat and leave to cool for a couple of minutes.
3. Mix the cheese, spring onions, flours and bicarb in a large bowl.
4. Whisk the egg into the Marmite-milk mixture, then pour over the dry ingredients and fold together briefly, being careful not to over-mix.
5. Divide between the muffin cases in a muffin tin so all are 3/4 full (the original recipe says to put the mixture straight into the tin – I used muffin cases so I could take them to work with me as a snack the next week). Sprinkle with more cheese then bake for 12-15 minutes.
And voila! It’s as easy as that. These are really good warm and even better cold the next day as a savoury snack. The taste and smell reminds me a lot of cheese scones but the muffin texture itself is lovely and light with a really rich, cheesy, marmite flavour. SO tasty – I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!