Sin-A-Mon Tales

A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent

Zuchinni, Corn and Smoked Cheese Muffins


Its good to start the post with a drool worthy picture, isn’t it? How addicted I am to baking is no surprise to the regular reader of the blog and what I love the most in baking is breads but post breads all the savory bakes come a close second.

At my home you can find savoury muffins often for breakfast… A long time ago Sometime back I had two of my favourite girls (grin) in Bangalore come home for evening drinks and I was wondering what to bake for them… (Btw girls if you are reading this know that I am staring hard at you I’m anger, how long has it been since we met???) and I thought ok let me bake some muffins for them since I didn’t have a lot of time on hand and they usually are yum as well as easy 😉

I quickly looked into my fridge to see what do I have in stock and I found some zucchini , some baby corn and some lovely smoked cheddar that I had picked up from natures basket in my previous visit on a whim (what’s with me and cheeses btw love shopping for them even a little more than I love eating them ;))

So armed with these ingredients I went and starting working, a little bit of this, a little bit of that and I put them in for baking. Tanu came as soon as I took the pan out and if I wouldn’t have stopped her she would have surely burned her mouth that day , I was too tempted to dig in too however we behaved like good friends and waited for Pallavi to join too.. Once she came and the drinks were fixed we promptly got on to eating and I still remember the look on the faces of those two 😉 joy, satisfaction and happiness .. That looks make me a very happy girl … Between the three of us I think we quickly vanished about 8 of those when the girls realised may be they should take some for their pati’s too and with a heavy heart we packed the rest

When they were leaving, Pallavi asked me for a recipe for these and I told her exactly what I had done.. A little bit of this , a little bit of that and that I had really had no recipe for it.. However I promised her that I will try and remember what all I put and post the recipe .. I did take a paper & a pen after they went , penned it down and tested it next week on my usual tested aka hubby 😉

And here I present to you zucchini , baby corn and smoked cheese muffins… I assure u these will be the best ones you would have ever had, this one is for u pallavi 😉


Recipe – Zuchini, Baby corn and smoked cheese muffins
What I used
1.5 cups of flour
3/4 cup grated smoked cheddar cheese
1 green Zuchini chopped
2-3 baby corn chopped
Salt to taste (remember cheese has salt)
1 cup buttermilk
1.5 tsp baking powder
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp freshly ground pepper (I used green pepper)
1 tbsp olive oil
2 eggs

How I made it
Saute Zuchini and baby corn in olive oil till a little browned
Beat eggs, buttermilk together lightly
Add cheese to it and mix
In a separate bowl mix all the dry Ingredients
Add them to the egg-buttermilk mixture
Mix till just mix, don’t over mix it
Pour in lined muffin pan and bake at a pre heated oven at 180C for 15-20 mins
Serve warm with salsa

Ps : my first post from iPad yay 🙂

20 comments on “Zuchinni, Corn and Smoked Cheese Muffins

  1. uma
    December 9, 2012

    wow..they look so yummilicious..what a start to a Sunday!

  2. Pushpee
    December 9, 2012

    Monica, I m drooling, it’s a good idea to bake some tasty stuff instead of sweet muffins all the time, I m sure it must have tasted yum, I will post on my food blog when I make this one. Thanks for sharing

  3. veenashankar
    December 9, 2012

    Congrats on ur ipad first post! muffin looks gorgeous!

  4. pinksocks
    December 9, 2012

    Awiieee ❤ Sorry sweetheart for not meeting up for so long. But dont worry I promise you a really yumm gujju dish as a loot when we meet next. And yes yes I LOVED the muffins. Slurrppp

  5. Namratha
    December 9, 2012

    Hi monika,
    Your recipes are great! We are vegetarians. Is there a way to bake these dishes with out using egg?


    • monikamanchanda
      January 4, 2013

      eggs do add a texture to this, may be u can try some buttermilk?

  6. dineorhide
    December 9, 2012

    what an amzing recipe love it savory cupcakes and a classical combo

  7. AJ
    December 10, 2012

    This looks awesome Monika, have to try it soon!

  8. Aparna
    December 10, 2012

    Just a couple of days back I was thinking of trying a savoury muffin, and here’s your post :), I hold you responsible for my GNB trip in the near future ;). Anyway there’s a cheesecake request pending from my daughter, so I hope they have some cream cheese available too!

    • monikamanchanda
      January 4, 2013

      ha ha ha GNB but I will take responsibilty of only the cheese ok 😉

  9. Simran
    December 10, 2012

    They look yummylicious. I need to come to one of your baking classes when I am in Bangalore. And maybe the B’lore group of Marathon Bloggers should have a party, yay!!

  10. Kanchan
    December 10, 2012

    even I prefer savoury than sweet, and then who would say no to cheesy stuffs .. will try out this soon. 🙂

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