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Wholemeal and Rye Flour Muffins with Butternut Squash, Bacon and Feta

Quiche 'n' Tell
Savoury muffins perfect for breakfast, picnics and lunchboxes
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins


  • Makes 12
  • 1 cup rye flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 small butternut squash cut to a medium dice
  • 3/4 cup feta
  • 1 1/4 cups rainbow chard or spinach finely chopped
  • 4-5 rashers of bacon chopped, fried crisp and drained
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 tsps baking powder
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C, and roast the squash with olive oil till lightly browned and cooked. Cool while making the muffin batter.
  • In a large bowl, mix the flours, baking powder, salt, pepper and chilli flakes.┬áThen mix in the vegetables (reserving some squash for topping the muffins), peeled and smashed garlic, bacon and feta.
  • Beat the milk and eggs together in another bowl before adding to the dry mixture. Check the seasoning, heap into greased muffin molds,and┬átop with the remaining roasted squash. Bake for 20-25 minutes or till a toothpick inserted into them comes out clean.