I actually don't bake savoury recipes as often as I really should, but I've baked these guys three times already this week so I figured it was time to blog about it!
This is a really simple recipe, made in just a few very basic steps and so delicious. It is basically a zucchini slice with a couple of my own additions which I think make these little bites so flavoursome and moorish!!
They really are the perfect snack and never last long at my house!
I'd love to know if you give them a try.
Zucchini & Sweet Potato Bites
1/4 cup oil such as vegetable or canola
1 cup self raising flour
1 cup shredded tasty cheese
1/3 cup grated parmesan
1/2 large brown onion (use the entire onion if it's small)
1/2 a small sweet potato, peeled
Salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 180 C
Finely dice the onion and grate the zucchini & sweet potato
Crack the eggs into a large bowl and add seasoning, oil and self raising flour. Using a whisk bring everything together until it becomes a smooth paste
Add the onion, sweet potato and zucchini into the paste and stir together with a wooden spoon.
Add the cheeses and mix together again until everything has been covered evenly with the eggy paste and there are no unmixed clumps. I like to use a spatula to bring everything in from the sides and back down into the bowl.
I find using my ice cream scoop the easiest and cleanest way to divide the batter between the muffin tray. If you don't have a scoop simply use two tablespoons to evenly distribute the mixture.
Once all the mixture has been distributed bake your savoury bites for approx. 20 - 23 minutes or until they have risen and have golden puffy tops. You may need to turn the trays about 3/4 way through the baking time to ensure the tops of your bites brown evenly.
This recipe makes 14 muffin sized savoury bites
Once baked, cool in the tray for 5 minutes before removing from the muffin tin and cooling on a wire rack.
Sweet potato can always be substituted for grated carrot or left out completely if you don't have any on hand, simply make up the weight with another zucchini!
These savoury bites would also taste great with the addition of bacon, so feel free to add some in if you have it on hand.
This can also be baked in a tin as a slice, the baking time will depend on the depth of your tin but check the mixture after 28 - 30 minutes, the slice should be golden brown on top and puffy, it should spring back gently when touched or the tip of a paring knife should come out clean when inserted into the center.
These are so good warm from the oven. If there are any leftover store them covered in the fridge.