These 5-ingredient cheesy puffs are cooked in a muffin pan and are perfect for the kids’ lunchboxes.

Cheesy pumpkin puffs

Image: Nigel LoughThe following is the list of ingredients you need to prepare before you can start…

  • 520g (2 cups) mashed cooked pumpkin
  • 80g (1 cup) grated cheddar
  • 2 eggs, lightly whisked
  • 150g (1 cup) self-raising flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives, plus extra, to serve (optional)

Here goes the method:

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan forced. Lightly grease twelve 80ml (1/3 cup) muffin pans.
  • Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and season. Use a spatula to fold the ingredients together until well combined. Divide mixture among the prepared muffin pans.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until puffed and golden (they will sink slightly on cooling).
  • Set aside in the pans for 5 minutes to cool slightly.
  • Use a flat-bladed knife to gently remove the muffins from the pans.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature, sprinkled with extra chopped chives, if you like.