Moreish muffins


1 small courgette

100g Cheddar cheese

225g self-raising flour

50ml oil

175ml semi-skimmed milk

1 egg

black pepper


12 muffin cases, muffin tin, chopping board, vegetable knife, grater, mixing bowl, measuring jug, mixing spoon, 2 spoons, oven gloves, cooling rack.


  1. Preheat oven to 200oC or gas mark 6.
  2. Place the muffin cases in the muffin tin.
  3. Top, tail and halve the courgette.
  4. Grate the courgette and cheese.
  5. Put all the ingredients into the bowl.
  6. Mix all the ingredients together.
  7. Divide the mixture equally between the muffin cases using 2 spoons.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes, until golden.
  9. Allow to cool on a cooling rack.

Top tips:

  • Use oven gloves when putting food into, and taking food out of, the oven.
  • Try using a grated carrot instead of courgette.
  • Try different types of cheese e.g. Feta, Edam.
  • Try adding a 1x 5ml spoon of mustard.


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Food skills:

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