Goat’s cheese pumpkin muffins

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This goat’s cheese pumpkin muffins recipe is a great way to use up leftover roast pumpkin and make great lunchbox fillers.

Goat's cheese pumpkin muffins

I’m not exactly sure what is going on in our house but the food seems to be disappearing a lot faster than usual. It could be that we have food fairies with long fingers OR it could be that my children have finally found their appetites and have started eating like they’ve never been fed before. I’ve always been very lucky that they are adventurous eaters but the quantities have always been relatively small. No more!

Aidan eats constantly. Like all day, every day. He is in the kitchen every half an hour asking for something else. Fruit, yoghurt, sausages, cold meat, sandwiches, cereal. “I’m still hungry!” is something I hear too often these days. And all of this on top of the litres of water and watered down juice he drinks.

Goat's cheese pumpkin muffinsSo, I have resorted to having a fridge and pantry full of easy, healthy snacks and made these pumpkin muffins a week ago to act as a little ‘tide-over’ for Aidan between lunch and dinner. They didn’t last incredibly long though, he had two in an hour!! At least I know they’re good though, right?

Goat's cheese pumpkin muffins

You could use pumpkin or butternut squash and you could swop out the goat’s cheese with feta cheese or plain cream cheese. And for even more flavour, you could add a few chopped up sage leaves. The flavour works incredibly well with the sweetness of the pumpkin and the salty, chalkiness of the goat’s cheese. Keep these pumpkin muffins in an airtight container and they will last for up to a week.

Pumpkin & Goat’s cheese muffins
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Goat's cheese pumpkin muffins

This goat's cheese pumpkin muffins recipe is a great way to use up leftover roast pumpkin and make great lunchbox fillers.
Course Baked goods, muffins
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy snack, pumpkin muffins
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 195kcal
Author Alida Ryder


  • 250 g cake flour
  • 2.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 250 ml milk
  • 100 g butter melted
  • 1.5 cups pumpkin cubed and cooked
  • 150 g goat's cheese roughly crumbled (I used chevin)


  • • Pre-heat the oven to 180°c. Place disposable muffin cups/cupcake cups in a standard (12-hole) muffin tray.
  • • Sift the cake flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
  • • Combine the egg, milk and melted butter and mix into the dry ingredients.
  • • Fold in the butternut and goat's cheese and spoon the mixture into the muffin cases. I like to fill them almost to the top with this mixture.
  • • Bake for 20-25 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  • • Remove from the baking tray and allow to cool.


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 195mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 32.9% | Vitamin C: 1.6% | Calcium: 8.9% | Iron: 4.1%

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  • 2pots2cook

    If you miss some food, maybe I was around 🙂 Thank you so much for this one. Tastes really good 🙂

  • Reply

    Bring on the pumpkin Alida! I love this flavor combo!

  • Alida Ryder

    So glad you liked them Paula!

  • Alida Ryder

    Thanks Kankana!

  • kankana

    Nothing like a quick fix muffin recipe. This sounds and looks fantastic!

  • Paula

    I just made these! These muffins were delicious! And they looked so good! Paired perfectly with butter and some tomato jam! Thanks for the recipe, got it on Pinterest! That led me to your blog. Can’t wait to try a few more things.

  • Alida Ryder

    Thyme would be fab in this. Hope you enjoy it Sune!

  • Sune Moolman

    I love a savoury muffin! Thank you so much for this. 🙂 Thyme is my new favourite herb, so let’s experiment!

  • colleen

    Could you use butternut instead?

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