Indulge in a delightful combination of savory flavors and wholesome goodness with our Cheesy Veggie Delight Muffins. Packed with a medley of finely chopped vegetables and an irresistible blend of cheddar and Parmesan cheeses, these muffins are a mouthwatering treat for both kids and adults alike. Baked to perfection in the air fryer, they're not only delicious but also a convenient addition to your school lunchbox.
For the Muffins:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or your favorite cheese)
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme (or your preferred herbs)
- 1/2 cup finely chopped vegetables (e.g., bell peppers, spinach, broccoli, or any veggies you like)
- Preheat your air fryer to 350°F (175°C) for about 5 minutes.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, shredded cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pepper, garlic powder, dried thyme, and the finely chopped vegetables. Mix well to combine the dry ingredients and veggies.
- In another bowl, whisk together the milk, melted butter, and egg until well combined.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and vegetable mixture. Stir until just combined. Do not overmix; it's okay if there are a few lumps.
- Line the muffin cups of an air fryer tray with paper liners or lightly grease them.
- Spoon the muffin batter into the muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full.
- If desired, sprinkle a little extra shredded cheddar cheese and fresh herbs on top of each muffin.
- Place the EaZy MealZ Air Fryer Basket into the preheated air fryer. You may need to cook in batches if your air fryer is small.
- Air fry at 350°F (175°C) for 12-15 minutes or until the muffins are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Carefully remove the muffins from the air fryer and allow them to cool on a wire rack.
- Once cooled, pack the vegetable and cheesy savory muffins into your school lunchbox. They are delicious, nutritious, and perfect for a wholesome lunch.
Feel free to customize the vegetable selection to your liking and incorporate your favorite veggies. Enjoy your cheesy savory muffins with added vegetables!