Saturday, December 15, 2012

real food series: zucchini, potato & parmasen savoury muffins





I made these the other day when I had almost nothing left in the house. Perfect as a light snack for little mouths. Coconut oil, parmigiano reggiano and eggs make this a more nutrient dense option than a simple muffin.  

From the pantry
375 grams zucchini (I used about 3 for this batch)
1 large onion finely chopped 
1 cup of spelt flour - I usually use a mix of white and whole spelt
2 teaspoons of natural baking powder (without aluminium)
1/3 cup coconut oil
3 steamed/ parboiled potatoes
1 cup of coursely grated parmigiano reggiano*
5 organic pastured eggs
sea salt & freshly cracked pepper

optional: grated carrot and bacon


Let's begin:

1. Gentle sauté onion on a low heat until translucent in a tablespoon of coconut oil. Once caramelized a little, add in 1/3 cup of coconut oil to melt. Once melted, turn off heat and allow to cool slightly. 
2. Grate parmigiano reggiano and zucchini.
3. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
4. Place into tin or muffin tray. I like to use these unbleached patty pans and baking paper. 
5. Bake in moderate oven (say 180 degrees C) until cooked (this will depend on whether you make a slice or muffins. 

* Parmigiano reggiano is imported from Italy and is made with raw milk. It is a wonderful source of nutrition and our preferred cheese to snack on (lovely with slices of apple) and cook with. It is available from most supermarkets and all delis. 

7 comments:

  1. these look amazing natalie.

    have a beautiful weekend with your family xxx

    em

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  2. Yum! Almost identical to a zucchini slice I make already, minus the potato. I will be adding potato next time, and popping the mixture into patty pans! x

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  3. You are always a wonderful source of information when it comes to food. I didn't know that parmigiano reggiano was made with raw milk, I'll have to try it next time instead of our usual parmesan. Thank you for another delicious recipe. Wishing you a lovely Tuesday. xx

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  4. These look fantastic - going to try making them this afternoon. Thanks for your lovely recipes and inspiration. Sam (UK)

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  5. Wow. I might have to get into baking after all...
    Ronnie xo

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  6. These looks delish :) Is there a gluten-free alternative for these? Coconut flour may not be a good taste combo... Any ideas? Found your blog in the resources section of 'I Didn't Quit Sugar' ebook. Cheers!

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Thanks for your sharing your thoughts. I love hearing from you and will respond to any questions in the comments sections. Natalie

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