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Snack Box Ideas: Muffins!

WhichSchoolAdvisor is launching the first in an occasional series of videos sharing inspirational ideas for healthy, reasonably-priced and easy-to-create snackboxes. If you have ideas which you’d like to share with other parents feel free to record a brief video or simply send us your recipes…


Meal in a Muffin
30 mins prep, 20 – 25 mins in oven


– 2 cups flour
– 2 teaspoons baking powder
– 1 tsp mustard powder
– 1/4 teaspoon salt & pepper
– 80g butter, frozen
– 100g cup grated cheese
– 150gm ham, sliced
– 1 egg, whisked
– 1 cup milk
– 12 cherry tomatoes, halved


Turn oven to 180° and grease a 12 hole muffin tin.

In processor, combine flour, baking powder, mustard powder, salt and pepper. Add frozen butter & blend until it resembles bread crumbs. Transfer to large bowl.


Add ham to processor and blitz till chopped. Mix the chopped ham into flour mixture.

Repeat process for cheese, blitzing it and adding to the flour / ham mixture.  Stir till combined.

Combine egg and milk in a separate bowl. Stir into flour mix until just combined.

Spoon into muffin trays. Top with cherry tomato if desired.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.


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