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Mozzarella and Sun Dried Tomato Muffins

I had some Mozzarella cheese and sun-dried tomatoes left over in the fridge and had to use it up rather quickly. The basic muffin recipe popped up into my head and I decided that these flavours will work great together – well they do on a pizza hey? – and I spiced it up with a little smoked paprika. Nicky had two, which is a great sign, and Chris gave his approval too 😉


Makes: 10 Big Muffins

Pre-heat oven: 180°C/350o F 



2 cups (500ml) Self Raising Flour

1 teaspoon (5ml) Baking Powder

1/2 (2.5ml) teaspoon Salt

1/2 (2.5ml) teaspoon mixed dried Herbs

1/2  (2.5ml) teaspoon Smoked Paprika

1 (5ml) teaspoon Sugar

1 cup (250ml) Milk, room temperature

2 large Eggs, room temperature

1/4 cup (60ml) Canola Oil

100g Mozzarella Cheese, finely grated

40g Sun Dried Tomatoes, finely chopped



1. Line  or grease a muffin tin.

2. Sift all the dry ingredients together. (Self raising flour, baking powder, salt, herbs, paprika and salt)

3. Mix all the wet ingredients together in another bowl, until very well combined. (Milk, eggs, oil, cheese and tomatoes)

4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredient and mix until just combined.

5. Spoon the muffin mixture into your prepared muffin tin.

6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a cake tester (toothpick) inserted comes out clean.

7. Let the muffins cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then take out to cool completely on a wire rack.

8. Enjoy as is or with a little butter spread on them.


Tip: I use a big ice-cream scoop to spoon the mixture into the muffin holes – this is a 100ml spoon.





About The PaperCup Kitchen

Hi there everyone. I am Nelmarie, but please call me Nel. I, like so many people out there enjoy cooking and baking. Food makes me smile and it makes my heart beat faster. The only place where I know I fit just perfectly, is in the kitchen. I have also enrolled in a few cake decorating courses this year and I think I have met my true love....not mentioning my Hubby now :D. It took me 36 years to find out what I want to do with my life and I can now say the answer is rather simple...Bake and then decorating what I've baked. I have started PaperCup in 2011 whilst we were living in Moscow, Russia. Living the life of an Expat can sometimes get very lonely and the blog has not only brought the whole world into my kitchen but I have met so many gorgeous Foodie Friends. I am so happy that I have taken the plunge and started PaperCup. I am not a brilliant writer, I am not a brilliant chef, I am not a brilliant baker BUT I do invite you into my kitchen, take your shoes of, relax, have a bite to eat and let's have a chat. A little more about me: Nelmarie Rennison, married to Christopher for 6 years, together for 12. Two lovely kiddies, Nicholas 3 1/2 and Allegra just over a year. South African, lived in Russia for two years and now loving living in the UK. Diagnosed with MS in 2000 and never felt better :D I am just as grateful for dust blowing in my eyes as I am for Angels sitting on my shoulders. I love my family, my friends, my life and I am grateful for each new morning. Looking forward to get to know you better xx

2 responses »

  1. Mozerella & sun dried tomatoes on the shopping list! These look amaing Nel, no wonder Nicky had 2! x

  2. It’s a pizza muffin! How cool is this, Nel! Savory at its best! xo


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