Being accustomed to sweet muffins, you may be initially sceptical, but I promise you will fall in love with their golden tops, tender veggies and herbs. This new love inspired the creation of these muffins, a delicious gluten-free version of a savoury muffin that pops with the fresh, bold flavour of basil and the indulgence of a little parmesan. If you’re having trouble eating enough veggies, this is the perfect snack, since the spinach and red pepper can be chopped very finely and, along with the puréed sweet potato, hidden within the batter. These for me are a great breakfast option too.


I like to make a double batch of these savoury muffins and freeze half. You can take them out one at time as needed, and warm through in the oven or microwave.

High protein savoury breakfast muffins

High protein savoury breakfast muffins

 1 Small sweet potato, peeled
 4 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
 2 Medium eggs
 135 g Chickpea flour
 2 tsp Baking powder
 1 tsp Dried fresh rosemary, chopped finely
 ½ tsp Sea salt
 75 g Finely chopped spinach
 90 g Finely chopped red pepper
 20 g Finely chopped fresh basil
 25 g Grated parmesan cheese
 35 g Raw pumpkin seeds

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, and line a muffin tin with liners. Coarsely chop the sweet potato into 1cm cubes. Put them in a small pot and add 125ml of water so they're slightly covered but not drowning.

2. Cover the pot and put over a medium heat for about 10 minutes, cooking until the sweet potato is soft. Once soft, mash the sweet potato with a fork or purée it in a food processor. Measure out half a cupful of mashed sweet potato.

3. In a bowl, whisk together the sweet potato, olive oil and eggs.

4. In a separate bowl, combine the chickpea flour, baking powder, rosemary and salt.

5. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and gently mix to combine. Fold in the spinach, red pepper and basil.

6. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups and sprinkle the pumpkin seeds on top.

7. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, or until they are lightly browned on top and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

8. These taste best when warmed up. We recommend enjoying them spread with some butter. You can store these in an airtight container in the fridge for 5 days or in the freezer for 2-3 months.

High protein savoury breakfast muffins
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