Ruby Red Mini Muffins
These colourful, savoury muffins are perfect for little hands!
The sweetness comes from beetroot + carrot, so there's no need for any naughty ingredients!
- 55 g/2 oz unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for greasing
- 140 g/5 oz plain flour
- ¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 150 ml/¼ pint natural yogurt
- 30 g/1 oz feta cheese, grated
- 1 small carrot, peeled + grated
- 100 g/3½ oz cooked beetroot (not in vinegar), patted dry + grated
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped thyme leaves
- Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5. Grease 20 holes of 1 or 2 mini-muffin tins.
- Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda + baking powder into a large bowl + stir until combined, then make a well in the centre.
- Beat together the egg, yogurt + melted butter in a bowl, then gradually pour into the dry ingredients + add the feta, carrot, beetroot + thyme. Using a wooden spoon, stir together gently but thoroughly until just combined.
- Divide the mixture evenly among the prepared muffin holes, then bake in the oven for 15–20 minutes until risen. Leave to cool slightly, then cool completely on a wire rack.
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