Savoury Courgette and Gorgonzola Muffins

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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…). Why not try these courgette muffins instead?

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!

The Ingredients

As with any bake, the ingredients here are carefully balanced and not really able to be substituted.

The fluffiness and moisture in these courgette muffins comes from the courgette, vegetable oil, milk and yoghurt.

You get a kick of flavour from the Gorgonzola and black pepper, which work so well together.

Cooking Courgette and Gorgonzola Muffins

The great thing about muffins is that the prep is so easy. You just put everything in a bowl and mix it together, then pop it in the oven. Simple!

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

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Savoury Courgette and Gorgonzola Muffins

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Harriet Young
Delicious courgette muffins – the perfect breakfast or brunch
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 12 muffins


  • 300 g self raising flour
  • 3 tsps baking powder
  • 50 g cheddar cheese
  • 1 courgette grated (should be approx 200g)
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsps vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsps milk
  • 150 ml natural yoghurt
  • Black pepper
  • 60 g gorgonzola


  • Preheat your oven to 220 degrees.
  • Weigh out the flour, baking powder and cheddar and place in a large bowl.
  • Add the grated courgette, yoghurt, milk, oil, eggs and a grinding of black pepper.
  • With a fork, break the egg yolks and beat gently, then combine the rest of the ingredients together, gently, until it is all combined.
  • Fill a 12 holed muffin tin with 12 muffin cases. Share the mixture out evenly between the muffin cases.
  • Chop the gorgonzola into 12 equal pieces and place one on top of each muffin.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes until risen and golden.
Keyword Baking, breakfast, brunch, Muffins, snack

32 responses to “Savoury Courgette and Gorgonzola Muffins”

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

  3. 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.

    1. Glad you like the sound of them! The blue cheese shortbread cookies sound amazing 🙂

  4. Yum! These sound incredible… Can’t wait to try them!

  5. 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…..

  6. Thanks so much for following me. I look forward to trying out some of your receipts, you can go to my website and check out some quick recipes that I’ve posted. thanks. 🙂

  7. Yum! I need to try this recipe because my last attempt at courgette muffins failed 😉

  8. I like something savoury in the morning too> Id definitely go for one of these. Love the flavours!

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

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

  11. I love savoury muffins!! 🙂

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

    1. Glad to hear it Melissa! 🙂

  13. I love the yogurt idea- makes them healthier than using sour cream! Can’t wait to try for my next brunch.

      1. You’re welcome, Harriet! If I ever get to stuffa date with these, I’ll let you know (& naturally link to your amazing recipe)!

  14. 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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  18. 5 stars
    The flavors were so vibrant and the texture was perfect. They were a hit at my brunch party and I’ll definitely be making them again.

  19. 5 stars
    I love the idea of savory Muffins. There needs to be more in this world. Thanks!

  20. 5 stars
    I made these muffins for breakfast this morning and they were perfect! The best savory flavor!

  21. 5 stars
    Wow, what a lovely, delicious awesome savory muffin! We all loved them and can’t wait to make them again! Thank you!

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