Bake hearty muffins – basic recipe and 3 healthy ideas

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As finger food or to greet you at a party are light Hearty muffins always a good idea. Children especially like them, which is why they are very suitable for children’s birthdays and parties. In addition, the muffins can be prepared very healthily with wholemeal or spelled flour, gluten-free or even without flour, making them perfect for every taste or intolerance. In addition to the basic recipe, we have put together 10 other simple ones for you.

Savory muffins basic recipe with egg and milk – Salty muffin batter

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  • 350 g flour
  • 250 ml milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 ml of oil
  • 1 packet of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt + 1/2 teaspoon sugar

First the dry ingredients are mixed together – flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar. Use a whisk to stir the eggs together with the oil in a separate container. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and stir well, but the dough doesn’t have to be completely smooth. Immediately bake the dough in the oven at 175 ° C on the middle shelf for 20-25 minutes so that the muffins don’t get too dry.

Healthy lactose-free hearty muffins without milk and eggs – vegan recipe with spinach and spelled flour

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  • 300 g spinach
  • 1 onion
  • 250 g spelled flour
  • 1 packet of baking powder
  • 400 ml mineral water (carbonated water)
  • 80 ml of sunflower oil
  • 30 g pinnacles
  • salt and pepper

First put all the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside. Blanch the cleaned spinach in boiling water for about 5 minutes, then drain and hook. Finely chop the onion and fry in a tablespoon of oil until translucent, then add the spinach, stir and add salt & Pepper to taste. Add the oil and mineral water to the dry mixture and stir in, then knead the spinach well. Distribute the finished dough evenly in molds and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.

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Bake gluten-free, resinous muffins with tomatoes and mozzarella 

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  • 300 g wholemeal flour made from pseudo-grain or gluten-free grain
  • 100 g corn flour
  • 4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons of oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 200 g of grated carrots
  • 60 g celery sticks, diced into small cubes
  • 280 g chopped tomatoes
  • 300 ml tomato soup
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 60 ml of olive oil
  • Pepper to taste

Mix in the carrots, tomatoes, celery and garlic. In a large bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients – whole wheat flour, corn flour, baking soda, baking powder, chili powder, oregano, and salt. Then mix everything, add the oil and distribute it in the molds. Bake 15-20 in a preheated oven. To test whether the baking time is sufficient or should be extended, insert a toothpick into the highest point. It shouldn’t be left with anything if the muffins are ready.

Savory muffins with gluten-free flour

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The ready-made gluten-free flour mixes from various manufacturers are ideal for preparing delicious muffins. You can of course make your own flour from different gluten-free grains – millet, corn, rice, buckwheat, pure oats, quinoa, teff, amaranth. You should finely grind the grain in the mixer on a higher setting. Experiment when mixing different grains together.

Easy recipe for vegetarian savory muffins 

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  • 75 g sweet peppers
  • 75 g carrot
  • 150 g zucchini
  • 60 g dried tomatoes
  • 400 g flour (optionally gluten-free, spelled or whole wheat flour)
  • 1 packet of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pizza seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 140 g (lactose-free) yogurt
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 140 g of grated cheese

First grate all the vegetables very finely, mix the yoghurt and mix all the ingredients into a dough in a large bowl. Spread the dough on the appropriate molds and bake at 175 ° C or 160 ° C fan for about 15 to 22 minutes.

Hearty muffins – possible ingredients and substitutes 


The yoghurt or milk from the basic recipe can easily be replaced with quark, creme fraiche, oat cream and buttermilk. In the case of lactose intolerance (intolerance to dairy products), substitute products of plant origin can be used – for example ReisCuisine. If chicken eggs have to be removed from the menu for various reasons, you can replace them with your alternatives

Hearty muffins with cheese – an overview of various suitable types and substitute products


Cheese tastes great in the hearty muffins. From mozzarella to young Gouda cheese, butter cheese or other types simply grated on it as a flavor enhancer. Vegan, plant-based products are a good alternative for people who cannot tolerate dairy products. A tip from us – young cheeses are low in histamine and better tolerated.

Hearty muffins with vegetables – which types are suitable?


Children want muffins themselves, on the one hand because they can eat them with their fingers, on the other hand because there is a surprise in every delicious bite. Vegetables of your choice can be added to the basic recipe in the hearty muffins. A total of 250-300 g vegetables can be added to 350-400 g flour, so that the mixture does not become too runny, but also the dough does not get dry. Peppers, zucchini, carrots, squash, tomatoes are among our favorites. Note that peppers are not well tolerated because of their peel, but also tomatoes if you are histamine intolerant.