Ham & Cheese Muffins

  • Author: Ciara Attwell
  • Prep Time: 6 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 31 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Lunchbox
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: English/American


Tasty ham and cheese savoury muffins with a sneaky serving of hidden veggies, perfect to make ahead and freeze for lunchboxes during the week.


  • 2 medium eggs
  • 150ml milk
  • 75g melted butter
  • 170g grated mature cheddar cheese
  • 70g chopped ham
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 250g self raising flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 180c fan and line a 12 hole muffin tray with paper or silicone cases.
  2. Add the eggs, milk and melted butter to a large bowl and whisk for a few seconds with a hand whisk.
  3. Add the grated cheese, chopped ham, oregano and grated carrot and mix with a spoon.
  4. Finally, add the self raising flour and mix just enough so that the ingredients are well combined.
  5. Divided the mixture between the 12 muffin cases. I find it easier to do this with an ice cream scoop.
  6. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
  7. These muffins can be eaten straight away or if you want to freeze them, allow them to cool then transfer to a freezer bag.
  8. To defrost, take them out of the freezer early in the morning and add to lunchboxes. They will be defrosted by lunchtime.