Macaroni & Cheese Muffins :-)

A GREAT RECIPE TO TRY - perfect for the kids lunch box! A sneaky healthy version.

Served in patty pans just like a cupcake

2 cups elbow pasta or macaroni
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon white chia seeds
½ cup grated pumpkin
½ cup grated carrot
2 tablespoons whole meal self raising flour
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
¼ cup milk
3 eggs
125g can corn kernels (drained and rinsed)
2 tablespoons finely grated parmesan cheese
4 tablespoons of water
  1. Boil macaroni for 10 minutes until al dente and then drain.
  2. Steam pumpkin and carrot until soft, then lightly mash with a fork. If you are using a microwave safe steamer, add 2 tablespoons of water and steam for about 3 minutes, letting stand for 2 minutes before lightly mashing with fork.
  3. Whisk flour, milk, mustard and eggs together in a large bowl.
  4. Mix in corn, cheddar cheese, mashed veges, 2 tablespoons water, chia seeds and macaroni until combined.
  5. Place patty pans (paper cases) into a 12 hole muffin tray then add mixture to patty pans and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake at 180c for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.
Muffins can be served warm at room temperature or eaten cold.

These can be frozen.