Snack Time: Gluten Free Parmesan Cheese and Chutney Mini Muffins.

I adore baking but there’s only so many batches of gooey chocolate cupcakes and caramel brownies I can make before Mr Smaggle slides into a permanent sugar coma. I decided to whip up a little batch of savoury snack muffins on the weekend using just 2 simple ingredients for the flavour. Chutney and cheese. I used this recipe as the base but swapped a few ingredients to make them gluten free and a bit lower in fat.



Gluten Free Parmesan Cheese and Chutney Mini Muffins.
Serves: 24
What You Need
  • 2 cups of gluten free self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ¾ cup of skim milk
  • ½ cup of olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup of grated sharp parmesan cheese
  • Fresh cracked salt and pepper
  • ½ cup tomato chutney
What You Do
  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees celcius. Spray a mini muffin tray with olive oil.
  2. Sift together flour and baking powder in a large bowl. In another bowl, combine milk, eggs and olive oil. Add this to the flour mixture.
  3. Add cheese, salt and pepper and mix until just combined.
  4. Spoon mixture evenly into mini muffin trays. Make a little hole in each muffin and fill with chutney. Using a skewer, swirl the chutney through the mixture.
  5. Bake for ten minutes or until golden brown.



These are delicious when you first take them out of the oven and taste great a few days later as well, once all the delicious chutney has soaked in. These would be perfect for a party or picnic snacks or to take to work when it’s your turn to do morning tea. Warning: They are EXTREMELY addictive.

 Have you ever made savoury muffins before? Any recipes you’d like to share?

Carly is the founding editor of Smaggle which launched in 2007 back when blogging was weird. She has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Cosmopolitan and Cleo magazines. Hoop earrings are totally her thing and she almost got run over by Myf Warhurst while out jogging one day.


  1. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella 3 years ago

    Hehe you’re going to laugh but today I looked at my 12 strong list of things to bake and all of them were sweets 😛 I need some of these in my life!

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      Smaggle 3 years ago

      Get savoury babe. There’s nothing like cheese in a muffin. x

  2. Kate 3 years ago

    As a 12 year old in Home Ec I had what I thought was the brilliant idea to make “Hawaiian” muffins (cheese, ham, pineapple, with tomato sauce swirled through). My classmates thought otherwise and promptly dubbed them “Chunder” muffins instead. Since then I’ve stuck to plain cheese scones if I want to bake something savoury.

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      Smaggle 3 years ago

      Bwahahahah! CHUNDER MUFFINS! BEST EVA!!!!!

  3. Mr and Mrs Romance 3 years ago

    YUM, please make some of these for me x

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      Smaggle 3 years ago

      They’re best fresh from the oven. I’ll whip you up next time I’m up in Syd. x

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