Cheese, Corn, Capsicum & Chilli Muffins By Dr Sue Shepherd

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These gorgeous little savoury muffins are the perfectly healthy snack, with lots of flavour!


  • 1 cup fine rice flour
  • ½ cup gluten-free corn flour
  • ½ cup soy flour (debittered, if available)
  • 2 tea spoons gluten-free baking powder
  • 1 tea spoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tea spoon xanthan gum
  • 1 tea spoon chilli powder
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ small red capsicum, deseeded and finely diced
  • 70g dairy-free spread, melted
  • 200g gluten-free plain soy yoghurt
  • ¾ cup rice milk
  • ¾ cup sheep’s pecorino cheese, grated
  • 2 table spoons chopped parsley salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste




  1. Preheat oven to 190°C/170°C fan-forced. Grease a 12-hole muffin tray
  2. Sift the flours, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, xanthan gum and chilli into a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, mix the eggs, capsicum, dairy-free spread, soy yoghurt, rice milk, cheese and parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Stir until well combined.
  4. Pour this mixture into the sifted flours. Beat with electric beaters for 2–3 minutes. Pour muffin mix into greased muffin pans until they are two-thirds full. Bake in oven for 12–15 minutes or until firm to touch (or when a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean). Allow to stand for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and place on a wire rack to cool.


Nutritional Analysis

energy 760 kJ (181 Cal), protein 6.6g, fat 9.3g, saturated fat 2.7g, carbohydrate 18.4g, sugars 2.3g, fibre0.8g, sodium 154 mg, GI medium


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Recipe taken from Wheat Gluten & Lactose Free Food Book 1 by Dr Sue Shepherd.

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