Goats cheese and watercress muffins

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Serves: 10

By imoscarsmum

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  • 100g butter melted

  • 1 tsp caster sugar

  • 1 tbsp baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 150g goat's cheese a hard variety, grated

  • 2 eggs

  • 300g plain flour

  • 175ml milk full-fat

  • 0.5 tsp mustard powder

  • 85g watercress Asda do this size


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4.
  2. Put 10 paper muffin cases in a muffin tray.
  3. Remove any tough stems from your watercress and chop up the rest finely.
  4. Sift together the flour, baking powder, mustard, cayenne, sugar and salt into a large bowl. Stir in the cheese.
  5. Lightly beat the eggs and milk together and add to the flour mixture with the melted butter and watercress. Stir until just mixed - it's important that you don't over-mix.
  6. Divide the dough between the muffin cases and bake in the oven for 25 minutes.

Handy Hint

You can change the amounts of cayenne and mustard powder to get a muffin with more 'bite', though my 7 month old loves them as per the recipe and they do have a tiny little bit of heat.
You could omit the salt if you like but 1/4 tsp across 10 muffins means there's hardly any per muffin so it doesn't worry me.
These freeze well but can be a little dry when cold, so warm gently in microwave for 20 seconds to make them the perfect texture for babies and adults alike!
Calories: 260; carbs: 24g; fat: 15g; saturated fat: 9g

Additional Information

  • cheese

  • Can Freeze

  • Make Ahead

  • Kids can help

  • Baby and weaning

  • Vegetarian

  • Nut Free

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  • WantedGSOH 07/09/13 12:06

    Delicious - my 8 month old is keen! I didnt have cayenne so used mild chilli powder instead. I added abit more plus more mustard too to increase strength of flavour. They went down well with other babies in my nct group (& mothers!).

  • TheSkiingGardener 15/01/11 21:41

    Absolutely delicious. Baked them for snack time for DS. Probably will eat more of them myself!

  • TeamAniston 02/09/10 12:07

    Absolutely delicious and so easy to make. My 10 month old almost squealed with delight when handed one this morning and ate every last crumb (after trying to stuff half of it in her mouth at once!) I will definitely be making these again - thanks so much for posting this recipe.

  • ILikeToMoveItMoveIt 13/05/09 17:32

    Very easy to make and my 8mo adores them. A great recipe.