Onion and cheese muffins

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 to 30 minutes

Makes: 12 muffins

Storage: Covered in the pantry (or fridge on hot days). Double wrap in plastic to freeze.


  • 1 cup self raising flour 
  • 1 cup wholemeal plain flour 
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder 
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 
  • 1 small onion, coarsely grated or finely chopped 
  • 1 cup reduced-fat grated cheese 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 cup skimmed milk


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced) 
  2. Mix together the flours, baking powder, pepper, grated onion and grated cheese 
  3. Beat eggs and milk together and, if necessary, add more milk to make 1½ cups of liquid 
  4. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients, add the liquid and mix gently until just combined (do not over-mix or the muffins will be tough) 
  5. Place in large lightly greased muffin tins and bake for 20 to 30 minutes.

Tip - Using muffin papers to help keep them fresh.