Broccoli and Chutney Muffins
A delicious twist on savoury Broccoli and Chutney Muffins. Maybe not the usual flavour combination, this recipe includes broccoli and a delicious chutney to the mix – making these muffins fantastic! These muffins are super soft to bite into, flavourful, a little crumby (but not too much) and most importantly – so delicious! What makes any muffin recipe tempting is how easy it is to make them – and these muffins are just that, easy to make, quick to bake, with a smudge of more chutney on top to serve. Super delicious to eat. Can’t go wrong!
The thing is – you will not find me making muffins on a regular basis. However – whenever I see some left over / forgotten vegetables hanging around in the fridge, a great way to utilize them is to pack them into a delicious muffin recipe. And that is the exact inspiration for these Broccoli and Chutney Muffins. What has made these muffins taste even better than I expected is the addition of a tomato chutney. Probably not the most common addition to a muffin recipe, but trust me, a really good idea! A little chutney in this recipe goes a long way.
Easy to make
If you are a regular cook or baker, a lot of the muffin ingredients may be lying around in your pantry already. And if you have made muffins before, you will find this Brocooli and Chutney Muffins pretty straight forward.
What’s great about this recipe is that you can easily adjust it to any vegetable lying around. However, this particular one is made with one head of a small broccoli, some seasonings, chutney and your usual muffin ingredients. So, besides this being a great versatile recipe, today we are using up the broccoli.
Making the muffins
I like to start off with the wet ingredients and then gradually add the sautéed onions and dried ingredients. So to begin – with a hand whisk, give the eggs a good mix, add the milk, stream in the melted butter and combine. Then add the mayonnaise, tomato chutney and mix well.
Now – at this point I like to add in the sautéed onions followed by self raising flour, and all of the seasonings.
Notice how we are not using an electric or stand mix? This recipe does not need fancy equipment, a hand whisk works perfectly well.
Towards the end, swap over to a spatula, add the chopped broccoli and combine all of the ingredients.
Spoon the mixture into muffin cups (roughly two tablespoons per each cup) and bake in the oven for 25 – 30 minutes.
A little tip – maybe irrelevant but I found it useful. Bake the muffins for 25 minutes until they have turned golden brown. Then at the end turn the oven off, leave the door closed and keep the muffins in there for a further five minutes.
This allows them to cool down with the oven, rather than removing them from the warmth straight away.
This recipe will take you less than 15 minutes to prepare, and roughly 25 minutes to bake. This means that within the hour, you can serve up delicious savoury Broccoli and Chutney muffins. Since these are a savoury, you can serve these muffins as a side to a main meal, prepare them as snacks for friends or family and even pack then for kids lunches, maybe even your own lunch!
I have found these muffins to be great for just about any time of the day. Store them in the fridge for up to three days for later use. When you are ready to eat them, heat them in the microwave and serve with some extra chutney, or smeared with some cream cheese. Alternatively you can also store these in an air tight container at room temperature.
Some may suggest to freeze muffins – mmm I am just not a fan of this. I prefer muffins to be as fresh as possible. Re-heating them from a frozen state is not my favourite thing. But up to you!
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|2 whole eggs|
|250ml whole milk|
|80g butter, melted|
|60g whole egg mayonnaise|
|60g tomato chutney|
|1 yellow onion, sauted|
|350g self raising flour|
|1/4 tsp salt|
|rounds black pepper|
|1tsp dried thyme|
|1tsp dried parsley|
|1head broccoli, steamed & chopped|