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. 


  1. these look amazing natalie.

    have a beautiful weekend with your family xxx


  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

  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

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

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

  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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