3 Cheese Sesame Muffins

3 Cheese Sesame Muffins

3 Cheese Sesame Muffins 992 661 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

3 Cheese Sesame Muffins are perfect for lunchboxes or as a simple snack at home. The combination of three kinds of cheese, chives and chia seeds makes them delicious.

Don’t let the list of ingredients put you off—everything can be mixed in one bowl by hand and there’s no complicated preparation involved. Simply add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stir and you’re ready to go!

3 Cheese muffins


  • 5 eggs
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 25 butter (melted)
  • 1 cup natural yogurt
  • 400 grams Feta (crumbled)
  • 125 grams kefalograviera cheese cut into small cubes (see note)
  • 125 grams Haloumi cheese cut into small cubes
  • 3 tablespoons chives finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons mint finely shredded
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • black pepper
  • 3 cups self-raising flour (sifted)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ tablespoon white sesame seeds
  • ½ tablespoon black sesame seeds

Notes from Rouba

  • If the halloumi is too salty, put it in cold water for about 5-10 minutes. Rinse and use.
  • Kefalograviera is a Greek cheese made from sheep’s milk. Learn more here.
  • These sesame cheese muffins are perfect with a cup of tea. Make your cup of tea here.


Step 1.
Heat the oven to 180°. Whisk eggs and add all ingredients except for the flour and baking powder. Mix well.

adding all ingredients into a bowl

Step 2.
Add flour and baking powder. Fold in until the dry ingredients are moistened.

mixing all ingredients

Grease a 12 cup large muffin tray with melted butter. Sprinkle with combined black and white sesame seeds.

sprinkling sesame seeds in muffin tray

Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tray. Do not flatten. Sprinkle the top again with combined black and white sesame seeds. Rest for 10 minutes.

uncooked cheese muffins in a muffin tray

Step 3.
Bake in a pre-heated oven for approximately 20 minutes or until cooked through. The tops will also be lightly browned.

3 cheese muffin

Servings: makes 12 muffins

Why your family will love these:

Lunch box friendly
Moist & Fluffy
3 steps to make
Quick snack
Easy Recipe

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