Savoury Courgette and Gorgonzola Muffins

Courgette and Blue Cheese Muffins

I don’t know about you, but I would always prefer a savoury breakfast to a sweet one. It always confuses me so much when I go to coffee shops or cafes; the breakfasts to take away always seem to be pain au chocolat or sweet muffins, with a tiny range of savoury sandwiches (bacon, sausage, egg, always the same…).

Muffin mixes can take savoury flavours just as well as sweet, and so I don’t understand why more places don’t sell them! But then, they’re so easy to make at home that it’s not too much of a problem.

These particular muffins are made from one of my favourite vegetables, courgette, with some ripe gorgonzola (most other blue cheeses would work well too) and black pepper – simple, but a winning combination.

Give them a go – if you’ve never made your own muffins at home before, you’ll wonder why not when you realise how simple they are!

This takes 30 minutes max and will make 12 large muffins.

Courgette and Gorgonzola Muffins

Savoury Courgette and Gorgonzola Muffins

300g self raising flour

3 tsps baking powder

50g cheddar cheese

1 courgette, grated (should be approx 200g)

3 eggs

3 tbsps vegetable oil

3 tbsps milk

150ml natural yoghurt

Black pepper

60g gorgonzola

1. Preheat your oven to 220 degrees.

2. Weigh out the flour, baking powder and cheddar and place in a large bowl.

3. Add the grated courgette, yoghurt, milk, oil, eggs and a grinding of black pepper.

Savoury Courgette and Gorgonzola Muffins (1)

4. With a fork, break the egg yolks and beat gently, then combine the rest of the ingredients together, gently, until it is all combined.

Savoury Courgette and Gorgonzola Muffins (2)

5. Fill a 12 holed muffin tin with 12 muffin cases. Share the mixture out evenly between the muffin cases.

6. Chop the gorgonzola into 12 equal pieces and place one on top of each muffin.

Savoury Courgette and Gorgonzola Muffins (3)

7. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes until risen and golden.

Savoury Courgette and Gorgonzola Muffins


26 thoughts on “Savoury Courgette and Gorgonzola Muffins

  1. Lety C January 17, 2015 / 3:45 pm

    Wow! What a marvelous idea!!! I really really have to bake them!!! They look delicious! and you are right I would love to see more savory options out there!!


  2. Elizabeth January 17, 2015 / 5:42 pm

    I couldn’t agree more on a savory breakfast! Can’t wait to try these!

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  3. Barbara January 17, 2015 / 8:20 pm

    Savory muffins, what a great idea for muffins. It will definitely confuse my husband, but I love the idea. Once I made blue cheese shortbread cookies with fig jam for a gathering and they were a big hit. These muffins are on my radar now.


    • harrietyoung38 January 17, 2015 / 8:24 pm

      Glad you like the sound of them! The blue cheese shortbread cookies sound amazing πŸ™‚


  4. lindaravello January 18, 2015 / 11:01 am

    These look great – I make savory cakes (more like a little loaf) to serve as an aperitif, but have never eaten this for breakfast before. I will look out some recipes and post them on my blog in the near future. I love your photos, you are SO much more professional than me, I have just started as a bit of fun, but see that I have a long ways to go…..

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  5. veggiemary January 18, 2015 / 11:07 am

    Yum! I need to try this recipe because my last attempt at courgette muffins failed πŸ˜‰

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  6. familyfriendsfoodblog January 18, 2015 / 4:18 pm

    I usually prefer something sweet for breakfast but these look so delicious they might tempt me over to the dark side πŸ™‚
    Or I might just save them for lunch!

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  7. January 18, 2015 / 9:47 pm

    I agree, I love a savory muffin. These look delicious!


  8. mpleighty January 19, 2015 / 8:16 pm

    This is brilliant. I, who will never eat a muffin, will eat these. And relish it.


  9. workeatlaughrepeat January 19, 2015 / 10:00 pm

    I agree! I always find there are never enough savoury options on offer. I love courgettes too, and this recipe is great! Especially at this time of the year when you have so many in the garden

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