September 09, 2010

Something Savoury Zucchini Ham & Corn Muffins: Gluten Free Recipe (& Giveaway!)

Gluten Free Scallywag_Zucchini Ham Corn Muffins_Close Up

I've overindulged this past weekend.

You see, it was my birthday. (insert happy dance here)

Between Saturday morning's afternoon's double bacon and egg sandwich, followed by a huge feast at my surprise birthday party (yes - you read that right - my best friend flew over from Sydney and threw me a bit of a part-ay! Love you Bean!) where Bean made the most ginormous (I'm not kidding here) sponge roll filled with decadent chocolate mousse. Honestly if I'd known that was dessert I'd have skipped the main meal! So, naturally all this over-eating has made me go on a bit of a savoury kick.

The overeating continued into Sunday, you see, it was Father's Day on Sunday. So, naturally, there was brunch (we went to the Naked Fig in Swanbourne) with the family and Dad and I continued our tradition of fighting over who get's to open their presents first - the birthday girl or the Dad? Naturally, I won. YAY - presents!

Speaking of presents.....

I have a few presents for YOU my lovely readers! The Irresistible Gluten Free Food Show is on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd October 2010 in Melbourne and I have 4 double passes to give away!

To Enter* This Giveaway is now closed click here to see the winners)

1 Leave a comment on this post telling me the best birthday you've ever had. Or if you;d prefer not to share then just write I Love Birthday's as your comment.
2. Make sure your email or contact detail is on the comment or leave link to your contact page on your own blog.
3. Entries close midnight Sunday 19th September 2010.

Winners will be drawn at random and announced on Monday 20th September.

*Entries are only open to persons able to make their own way to The Irresistible Gluten Free Food Show on Saturday 2nd or Sunday 3rd October 2010 in Melbourne, Australia.

Now, this post was about some savoury gluten free muffins, wasn't it? So I'd best get onto that bit!

These delicious muffins are adapted to gluten free from one of my favourite blogs Baking Obsession. I've been enjoying them with a fresh chicken salad or warm straight from the oven (or the microwave the next day) on my way to and from errands. They're perfect to snack on as they're packed full of gluten free goodness; corn, zucchini and a little ham n cheese to top it off! These gluten free savoury muffins could also be made vegetarian if you swapped the ham with some more zucchini or maybe some wilted spinach? Add some soft goats cheese or fetta to really spruce em up!  I recently entered them to The Great Vitarium Bake Off that's happening in Australia. You can view, rate (click the stars) and vote for them here.

Gluten Free Scallywag_Zucchini Ham Corn Muffins

Something Savoury  Zucchini, Ham & Corn Muffins: Gluten Free Recipe
Adapted from My Baking Obsession

1/2 cup fine polenta or cornmeal
1/2 cup gluten free flour
1 tsp baking power
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 cup grated parmesan
1/4 cup natural yoghurt
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 eggs
1/2 cup grated zucchini
1/4 cup chopped chives and parsley
1/2 cup thinly sliced ham

Pre-heat oven to 175Degrees Celcius. Oil 6 holes of a muffin tray. (It's best not to use liners as you lose the crispness)

Whisk together the polenta or cornmeal and flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pepper.

In a large bowl whisk together the yogurt, oil and eggs.
Add flour mix and remaining ingredients. Mix with a spoon until combined
Spoon evenly into muffin tray and bake for approximately 20minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool in muffin tray for approximately 5minutes before running around the muffins with a knife to remove them from the tray. (If you leave them in the tray much longer they may stick) Allow to cool completely on cooling rack or enjoy warm with a cool salad.

These savoury gluten free muffins are suitable to freeze, but will keep best in an air tight container for approximately 5days in the fridge. To serve simply reheat in microwave for 10 -20seconds.


  1. Firstly - Happy Birthday! Glad to hear you had a great day.

    Secondly - I love the Irrestible Gluten Free Food Show! My favourite birthday? Gosh the one my husband took me on the Tramchair restaurant in Melbourne I think. Yum yum and they do gluten free very well. (thanks for the chance of winning the passes)

    Thirdly - thank you for the great savoury muffin recipe!

  2. Best birthday? Last year when I found a scallywag and her man in my place when I opened the door after my amazing birthday massage. What a surprise!! Plus delicious freshly made GF berry and choc chip friands whipped up by them both while I floated on cloud nine.
    Loved the expo last year but definitely not eating lunch before going this time - too many yummy samples.

  3. Anonymous? I checked against Name. Obviously having some issues here with my keyboard - (for a change!)

  4. By far my favourite Birthday was recently going to the Melbourne Zoo with good friends - and they surprised me with a gluten free bday cake! Cooked with love hehe :)

    Jade xx

  5. Great competition and thank you for the chance to enter!

    Best birthday was one of those dreaded "big" 0 one's when my lovely husband arranged for our friends to come up from Melbourne and we all went to Warranmang Winery and Resort for a lovely dinner - without having to worry about the menu - which had lots of gluten free choices.

  6. My best birthday was my 15th birthday. It was filled with all the important elements. Maccas hotcakes for breakfast (I obviously had no known food allergies then so to speak), a day off school, a near birthday kiss,a bestie to help me share in all the fun. A hottie to talk about Dawsons Creek with, my brothers friend walked through a flyscreen door, a mysterious scandal and a bunch of flowers. What more could a girl ask for?!?!

  7. I'm a gluten free Perthite too. I love cooking, and I have the extra challenge of a vegan partner. I'll definitely be back for some baking inspiration!
    And Happy Birthday!

  8. hey there! I need to let you know that I am having a giveaway on my blog too so I don't need to be included in this giveaway. Thank you!

  9. My best birthday was this year when I shared a party with my little boy, I turned 30, he turned one!

    So excited about the gluten free show, what a great giveaway!

    Happy Birthday!!!

  10. Thanks to everyone that entered and enjoy the show if you make it!

    (or enjoy the gluten free zucchini, ham and corn muffins if you make those!)

  11. Hi Jas

    This recipe looks awesome, thanks! I was just wondering if you use plain or self raising GF flour in them?



  12. Hi Katie, I used plain flour. I don't used self raising flour, I always make my own with the addition of raising agents. Saves the frustration when I only have SR left when I need plain!

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