Sundried Tomato, Basil & Cheese Muffins

These savoury Sundried Tomato, Basil & Cheese Muffins are ideal as a healthy pregnancy snack or even for breakfast.

Following a healthy pregnancy eating plan is easy when you have some planned recipes made in advance so you can make healthy pregnancy snack choices. Recipe thanks to Nikki Boswell, Nutritionist.

healthy_pregnancy_recipesSundried Tomato, Basil & Cheese Muffins Recipe


  • 2 cups of self-raising flour
  • ΒΌ cup of fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • Β½ cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of baby spinach leaves, chopped
  • Β½ a zucchini, grated
  • 1 tablespoon of cottage cheese
  • ΒΌ cup of sundried tomatoes, plus 2 tablespoons of oil from the jar (or other olive oil)
  • 3 eggs
  • Β½ cup of grated tasty cheese


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C and grease holes of a muffin tray.
  2. Place cottage cheese, eggs, tomatoes, oil and water in a food processor on high until well combined. Add spinach, zucchini and basil and mix together. In a separate large bowl, place flour and cheese. Fold mixture from the food processor through flour and cheese.
  3. Divide mixture evenly into muffin tray holes and bake in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cooking time will depend on the size of the muffin tray.
  4. Perfect for lunch boxes, breakfast and freezer friendly.
  5. Makes approximately 12 large muffins, 125 calories per muffin. For more Muffins recipes, try our delicious banana muffin recipe!

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