If there is one thing that tells me I have nailed a recipe it’s my kids, and hubby for that matter, coming back for more. And these Cheese and Carrot Mini-Muffins just happen to be one of these recipes. Total hit (lucky they’re mini size right?!)
Well actually, I should say they were mostly a total hit. 4 out of 5 of us really loved them. So 80% of us. And the other 20% doesn’t know what he is missing (looking at you picky pants Mr 7). So I am taking it as a win.
These Cheese and Carrot Mini Muffins are absolutely bursting with cheese. In fact I very nearly called them Cheese Puffs. But traditionalism won at the end of the day so Cheese and Carrot Mini-Muffins it is. They are SUPER light, they literally melt in your melt when still warm from the oven. #personallyverified #mayhaveburntmytongue
I would like to serve these Cheese and Carrot Mini-Muffins instead of a sandwich as a ‘main’ lunchbox item…but given I anticipated some resistance from Mr 7, I deliberately made these in miniature so I can send as a snack instead. Don’t let his reluctance dissuade you though, they would be great in place of a sandwich. You could make these as full size muffins too, though I haven’t tried. You would likely need to cook for around 15-18 minutes and you would get around 15 muffins. If you try the full size let me know! 🙂
These Cheese and Carrot Mini-Muffins are perfect for making ahead and freezing too. After the muffins are cooled, pop the muffins in a large ziplock bag and freeze. You can freeze these for around two or three months.
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These Kid-Approved Cheese and Carrot Mini-Muffins are a delicious non sandwich school lunch idea. Bursting with cheese, one of these savoury Cheese and Carrot Mini-Muffins is never enough!
Due to the cheese, I find these muffins stick to the pan a little. To avoid this, it is important to grease your pan well. When you remove the pan from the oven carefully loosen each baked muffin from the side of the muffin tin with a knife which will assist to avoid sticking.