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Tamsin Burnett-Hall

Author of cookbooks for WeightWatchers and long-time contributor to Sainsbury's magazine, Tamsin's recipes are always creative. Although she's a specialist in healthy eating, she's not averse to decadent treats, too!

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On-the-move low-carb ‘muffins’

  • Makes 12 (eat 2 or 3 per serving), recipe can be halved
  • Prep 15 mins
  • Total time 40 mins, plus cooling
4.7/5 rating (3 votes)
On-the-move low-carb ‘muffins’
On-the-move low-carb ‘muffins’

step by step

  • 1You will need a silicone muffin tray or silicone cupcake cases. Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas 4. Grate the courgettes, sprinkle with a little salt to draw out the moisture; put in a colander to drain while preparing the other ingredients.
  • 2Beat the eggs and egg whites in a bowl with a little seasoning. Stir in the spinach and herbs. Add the feta to the mixture.
  • 3Squeeze the excess moisture out of the courgette then stir the courgette into the egg mixture. Divide between a 12-hole silicone muffin tin (or use silicone cupcake cases as liners in a metal muffin tin). 
Pop 2 halves of tomato on top of each muffin, then bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until set. Cool and store in the fridge. You can gently reheat the muffins in the microwave, if you like.
  • For a non-vegetarian alternative:

    At the end of step 2, mix in 100g wafer-thin ham, shredded, and 100g Gruyère, grated, instead of the feta.

    These muffins are still gluten-free.

    Ham muffins: 109cals; 7g fat (3g sat fat); 11g protein; 5g fibre; 1g carbs; 1g total sugars; 0.5g salt

     

     

    Recipe photograph by Dan Jones

Get ahead

The cooked and cooled muffins will keep for up to 5 days in the fridge in an airtight container.

You will need

  • 2 medium courgettes (about 350g)
  • 8 medium eggs, plus 4 egg whites (freeze the yolks to add to scrambled eggs)
  • 50g baby leaf spinach, shredded
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh herbs (eg chives, basil, thyme)
  • 12 baby plum tomatoes, halved
  • 125g vegetarian feta, crumbled

+ Nutritional Information