Bolognese Muffins


Yes they are xmas muffin cases – it was all I had left haha


These are fantastic as an easy breakfast option! Eaten as-is they’re great, but they’re even better if you warm them up in the microwave for 30 seconds, then put some butter on them OM NOM NOM NOM.

Be warned, any pets you have will probably pester you the entire time these are cooking (Jacket was convinced that I was cooking something that he’d like and that I wasn’t sharing… I eventually showed him the empty container the bolognese had been in and he was like “oh – that’s not what I wanted” and went to chase some bugs).

Original recipe is from here, but I made a few changes to simplify it and reduce the batch size. I halved the batch because I didn’t know if Hubby would eat these, and if I made more they might go yuck before I ate them all.

Makes: 6 muffins


  • 1 cup bolognese sauce
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese + extra for topping muffins with
  • 1 cup Self Raising flour
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 cup oil (I don’t actually know how much oil this would be in ml, I just eye-balled the amount)


  1. Ensure bolognese sauce is completely defrosted (if it was frozen). Don’t use sauce that is still piping hot, as you’ll scramble the eggs. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 6 holes of a 12-hole muffin pan with muffin cases.
  2. Combine flour and parmesan cheese in a bowl. Whisk together egg, milk and oil in a separate bowl.
  3. Add egg mixture and bolognese to flour and mix until just combined.
  4. Divide into prepared muffin tray, and top with additional parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake for 20-25mins or until golden and firm to touch. Cool in tray for 5mins before transferring to a cooling rack.


Tex Mex Muffins


These are great for breakfast on the go! I think the next time I make them I’ll make a few changes – more salsa, and more cheese. And maybe some taco mince. They weren’t as salsa-ish as I’d hoped, but they still taste great, particularly heated with some butter.

Makes 12


  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 60g butter, melted and cooled
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup creamed corn (this was approx 2/3 of a 400g-ish tin. I will get the smaller tin next time and just use the whole thing)
  • 1/2 cup tasty cheese
  • 1/2 cup chunky salsa


  1. Preheat oven to 190°C. Line a 12-hole muffin pan with paper cases.
  2. Sift flour and baking powder into a large bowl (I didn’t bother sifting, I was lazy). Make a well in the centre and add butter, milk, eggs and creamed corn. Mix until just combined. Fold in cheese and salsa.
  3. Spoon mixture into muffin cases. Bake for 20-22 mins or until golden and firm to touch (this took 25mins in my oven). Stand for 5mins before turning out onto a rack to cool.

Recipe from Super Food Ideas magazine, February 2013.