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The Brightside: Midnight Muffins From Village For Mama

The Brightside: Midnight Muffins From Village For Mama
The Brightside: Midnight Muffins. Recipe from Village For Mama.

Midnight Muffins

A great savoury snack for any time of the day, but especially for those middle-of-the-night feeds. Another family favourite from the Village for Mama book and perfect for school lunchboxes. 

This quick, easy recipe works well with any veggies - roast cauliflower, grated carrot or broccoli. You can use whatever fresh veg you have in your fridge, even chop up leftovers from last night’s dinner. Enjoy warmed in the oven or straight out of your Seed & Sprout lunch box!


- Small leek or 1⁄2 onion finely chopped  

- 1 medium zucchini, grated  

- 1 cup of veggies of your choice (broccoli, roast cauliflower, spinach)  

- 1⁄2 cup herbs of your choice (parsley, basil, chives)  

- 1⁄2 cup spelt flour  

- 1 tsp baking powder (aluminium free)  

- 3 eggs, lightly beaten  

- A few kalamata olives, roughly chopped (optional)  

- 2 tbsp coconut oil or ghee + 2 tsp for frying  

- 2 tbsp pepitas (extra for topping)  

- 1⁄4 cup grated cheese (optional)  

Salt to taste 



1. Preheat the oven to 180°C fan-forced. 

2. Heat ghee or oil in a frying pan and sauté leek until soft. Place in a large bowl. 

3. Add veggies, herbs, flour, baking powder, pepitas and salt to the bowl. 

4. Combine eggs and melted ghee/oil and then stir into vegetable mixture. 

5. Spoon mixture into the lightly greased muffin tray and sprinkle with pepitas and cheese.  

6. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. 

More recipes from the Brightside blog:

The Brightside - Gingerbread Apple Loaf With Cherry Chia Jame
The Brightside: Miso & Dark Chocolate Buckwheat Cookies
The Brightside - Strawberry Loaf
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