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Apple Cheese Muffins with Thyme

These savoury apple cheese muffins with thyme are quick and easy to make. The sharp cheddar cheese and crisp apple work well together with the fragrant herb thyme. Excellent for brunch, lunch or a tasty snack. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: British
Servings: 12
Calories: 72kcal
Author: Kate Hackworthy | Veggie Desserts


  • 150 g plain flour (all-purpose)
  • 75 g fine polenta (cornmeal)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 apple peeled and chopped into small chunks
  • 75 g cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 free range egg lightly beaten
  • 200 ml whole milk
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

To decorate

  • 2 tbsp cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves


  • Preheat oven to 190C/375F. Lightly grease the cups of a muffin tray with cooking oil or butter.
  • In a large bowl, sift in the flour, polenta, baking powder, salt and bicarb of soda. Stir in the apple chunks, cheese and thyme.
  • In a small bowl, lightly whisk together the egg, milk and mustard.
  • Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and stir to combine.
  • Spoon the batter into the muffin cups ¾ full. Sprinkle the remaining cheddar over the batter.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the muffins have risen and turned a light golden colour. Sprinkle the top with the remaining thyme leaves onto the melted cheese.
  • Allow to cool in the tins for 5 minutes, then remove and cool completely on a wire rack.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 141mg | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 0.7mg