Cheesy Ham and Pineapple Muffins

10 minutes + 25 minutes Serves 12

Ingredients

  • 12 paper muffin cases
  • 2 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 200g ham, finely chopped
  • 1 cup grated tasty cheese
  • 1/3 cup snipped chives
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 60g butter, melted
  • 410g can crushed pineapple, drained
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Method

  • 1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Line a 12-hole muffin tray with paper cases.

  • 2. In a large bowl, sift flour, baking powder and 1 tsp salt together. Stir in ham, half the cheese, half the chives and 1 Tbsp sugar. Make a well in the centre of the mixture.

  • 3. In a jug, whisk together the milk, egg and butter. Fold through flour mixture, then add the pineapple, until just combined.

  • 4. Spoon mixture evenly into cases until 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly golden.

  • 5. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the top of each muffin with the remaining cheese and chives. Return to the oven for 4-5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

  • 6. Cool in tray for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack. Serve warm, or cool completely and store in an airtight container.

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