14 month old Christopher had gone on a evening meal strike for a week. He cried and stomped his feet when he caught sight of his food dish, and firmly refused to even see what was in the dish, much less eat it. He used to be such an adventurous eater, but suddenly all he wanted was cow milk, fromage frais, and bread. I wanted to get some veggies in his diet, and noting that he likes to feed himself more these days, I came up with this. He ate the two I offered him straight off, then came over to take mine. I like them, the baby likes them, Dave likes them, even the cat likes them.

Vegetable Muffins (Savory)

Mix together in a bowl:

5 eggs
250g butter
2t paprika
1t black pepper
500 grams cheddar cheese, grated

sautee together (in a little olive oil) until well cooked, then add to egg mix above:

2 medium onions, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 medium or 3 small zucchini/courgettes, finely chopped
2 small bell peppers, finely chopped
475-500 grams frozen spinach, semi-thawed and finely chopped
80-100 grams low salt vegetable/yeast extract

mix in just to combine:

1T baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
1.5 cups wheat germ
3.5-4 cups white pastry flour (depending on how wet the veggie mix is)

scoop into paper lined muffin tins, makes 2.5 dozen 100 gram muffins

Bake at 180C or 350F for 15 minutes or until done

Dave says I need to tell you that the little t is a teaspoon and the big T is a tablespoon. I think anyone in danger of making muffins knows that, but just in case... the little t is a teaspoon and the big T is a tablespoon.

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