Tomato and bacon muffins

Savoury muffins are great for packing into lunchboxes as they can be made ahead in batches.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Servings: 3 people

Preparation

1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Line a muffin tin with 6 paper cases. Fry the bacon in the oil for 5 mins; cool. Mix with the self-raising wholemeal flour and baking powder.

2. Whisk the egg, butter spread and milk together, then mix into the dry ingredients. Divide between the muffin cases. Top each with a halved cherry tomato and 5g grated Cheddar (optional).

3. Bake for 18 mins or until golden, then remove and cool. Once cool, the muffins can be frozen if required.

4. Pack 2 muffins per lunchbox with the sugarsnaps and carrot sticks.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines:

Allow to cool completely. Wrap well in clingfilm and tin foil (to prevent freezer burn) and freeze for up to 3 months.

Loosen the tin foil and clingfilm but leave to defrost in packaging at room temperature for several hours before serving. If you wish to serve the baked goods warm, place them on a baking sheet for 10 minutes in a moderate oven.

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Preparation

1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Line a muffin tin with 6 paper cases. Fry the bacon in the oil for 5 mins; cool. Mix with the self-raising wholemeal flour and baking powder.

2. Whisk the egg, butter spread and milk together, then mix into the dry ingredients. Divide between the muffin cases. Top each with a halved cherry tomato and 5g grated Cheddar (optional).

3. Bake for 18 mins or until golden, then remove and cool. Once cool, the muffins can be frozen if required.

4. Pack 2 muffins per lunchbox with the sugarsnaps and carrot sticks.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines:

Allow to cool completely. Wrap well in clingfilm and tin foil (to prevent freezer burn) and freeze for up to 3 months.

Loosen the tin foil and clingfilm but leave to defrost in packaging at room temperature for several hours before serving. If you wish to serve the baked goods warm, place them on a baking sheet for 10 minutes in a moderate oven.