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    Martha Collison's sweet potato, basil & feta muffins

    • Vegetarian
    • Preparation time: 20 minutes
    • Cooking time: 20 minutes to 25 minutes
    • Total time: 40 minutes to 45 minutes 45 minutes

    Makes: 10


    250g plain flour
    2 tsp baking powder
    75ml olive oil
    2 Waitrose British Blacktail Medium Free Range Eggs
    175ml milk
    250g sweet potato, peeled and grated
    100g feta cheese, crumbled
    25g pack basil, leaves only, roughly chopped
    ½ fresh red chilli, finely chopped, or 1 tsp dried chilli flakes (optional)
    2 tbsp mixed seeds


    1. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with 10 muffin cases and preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Combine the flour and baking powder in a bowl and make a well in the centre.

    2. Whisk together the oil, eggs and milk in a jug, then slowly pour the wet ingredients into the well in the dry ingredients. Use a balloon whisk to gently mix everything together until combined. Add the grated sweet potato, ¾ of the feta, basil and chilli (if using). Fold together until combined.

    3. Divide the muffin mixture between the muffin cases and top with the remaining feta and mixed seeds. Fill the tin’s 2 remaining holes with boiling water and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until risen and golden. Delicious warm or cold, they will keep for up to 3 days in an airtight container. 

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