Carrot, Zucchini, Bacon & Feta Muffins

Pictured: 11 muffins straight out of the oven (I already ate one!)

I made a giant mistake when starting this recipe. Having been tossing up between two different recipes, and after realising I didn’t have butter, I decided on the one which used oil. However…it was then I made my mistake.

One of the recipes used only self-raising flour, whilst the other used half of each flour, some baking powder and butter.

Without looking at the recipe I had decided on, I began making my muffins (adapting the recipe to add carrot and feta) but only realised halfway through. I perservered and they turned out perfect! These muffins are light and fluffy and pretty much my own recipe because of a huge stuff up. I definitely overmixed mine and they still turned out fluffy . Next time, I might even mix in some chives or dill to give a little more flavour. So without further ado…

Makes: 12 muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes prep, 20 minutes baking, 5 minutes standing.


  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
  • 1/2 cup zucchini (finely grated, try to dry it a bit with paper towel)
  • 1/2 cup carrot (finely grated)
  • 2 large rashers of bacon (diced)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to about 180 degrees.
  2. Grease muffin tin with butter.
  3. Fry bacon quickly until mostly cooked (it will cook in the oven as well).
  4. Add dry ingredients to large bowl.
  5. Create well for wet ingredients and add milk, eggs and oil to bowl. Fold together but don’t mix fully.
  6. Add carrot, zucchini and feta. Fold all together gently until mixed.
  7. By now, the bacon should be cooler so add to mix.
  8. Add a heaped spoonful to each well in the muffin tin..
  9. Bake for around 20 minutes or until the tops turn golden brown. When you poke the muffins with a knife/skewer it should come out clean. Remember to turn the tin every 10 minutes!
  10. Leave to stand for 5-10 minutes and enjoy warm with butter or room temperature!

    I really hope that you enjoy this recipe! Good luck.

One of the original recipes can be found here!

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