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Pumpkin, spinach and bacon muffins

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Forget blueberries and chocolate, this Pumpkin, spinach and bacon muffins recipe makes everyone's favourite snack a savoury delight. Yum!

  • Makes12
  • Cook time35 minutes
  • Prep time20 minutes
Pumpkin, spinach and bacon muffins


  • 3 bacon rashers, finely chopped
  • 1½ cups (225g) self-raising flour
  • ¼ cup (40g) cornmeal (polenta)
  • 80g butter, chopped
  • 1½ cups (360g) coarsely grated pumpkin
  • 1 cup finely shredded spinach
  • 100g fetta, crumbled
  • 2 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs
  • ¾ cup (185ml) buttermilk
  • 2 tbs pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 12-hole, 1/3-cup (80ml) muffin pan with squares of baking paper.

  2. Step 2

    Cook the bacon in a small frying pan over medium heat for 5 mins or until lightly golden. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel to drain.
  3. Step 3

    Combine the flour and cornmeal in a large bowl. Use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the pumpkin, spinach, bacon and fetta. Gently toss to combine.
  4. Step 4

    Whisk the eggs and buttermilk in a jug. Pour into the flour mixture and stir until just combined (don’t overmix or the muffins will be tough).
  5. Step 5

    Spoon evenly among the lined pans. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds. Bake for 25-30 mins or until lightly golden and cooked through. Serve muffins warm or at room temperature.