Pumpkin, Cottage Cheese and Parmesan Muffins

Light, airy and oh so tasty, they’re the perfect complement to your tea and coffee breaks.

Ingredients

Makes 12 x ¼ cup muffin size  

  • 250g Brancourts cottage cheese (Classic, Protein+)
  • 350ml buttermilk
  • 2 free – range eggs, lightly beaten
  • 300g self – raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon flaked salt
  • Cracked black pepper
  • 160g pumpkin, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 40g Parmesan cheese, grated

Method

Preheat oven to 190°C (170°C fan forced). Lightly spray the holes of a 12 x ¼ cup muffin pan with cooking oil.

In a bowl combine the cottage cheese, buttermilk and egg and whisk together with a fork. Add flour, salt and pepper and stir with a metal spoon to just combine the ingredients. Lastly fold through the pumpkin and Parmesan.

To make muffins use a slightly heaped ¼ cup of mixture to fill each hole.

Bake for 25 minutes until golden and when the tops of the cooked muffins spring back when gently touched. Stand in pan for 5 minutes before removing to a wire cooling rack.

Ideally serve warm with a little extra cottage cheese or butter to spread.

Note – any pumpkin variety will work well.