3 Cheese Sesame Muffins

3 Cheese Sesame Muffins are perfect for lunchboxes or snack at home. The combination of three kinds of cheese makes them delicious.
10 minutes
20 minutes
10 minutes

About this recipe

If you’re a fan of my recipes, you’re in for a delightful treat with these cheese muffins! Perfectly suited for lunchboxes or as a simple snack at home, my 3 Cheese Sesame Muffins are not just another addition to your recipe collection. They embody a harmonious blend of three types of cheese, chives, and chia seeds, making each bite irresistibly delicious.

I fondly remember packing these muffins for my kids’ lunchboxes. They were always a hit! The inspiration for this recipe came from a dear friend who taught us the art of crafting these savoury delights. Even now, my eldest son and I relish them, especially when they’re gently reheated in the microwave. It’s those simple moments that make these muffins so special.

Don’t be intimidated by the list of ingredients. One of the joys of this recipe is its simplicity. You can easily mix everything in one bowl, by hand, without any complicated steps. Just combine the dry ingredients with the wet, give it a good stir, and you’re all set. This straightforward approach makes the sticky cheese muffins not only delicious but also a breeze to prepare.

For those who enjoyed my Cheesy zaatar loaf baked in a beautiful mould, you’ll find these cheese muffins equally delightful. And, if you’re in the mood for something sweet, don’t forget to try my banana bread loaf – another simple yet delightful treat.

So, whether you’re packing a lunchbox or craving a homely snack, these 3 Cheese Sesame Muffins are sure to satisfy. They’re a testament to how simple ingredients, when combined with a touch of love and nostalgia, can create something truly magical. Enjoy the baking, and relish every bite!

3 Cheese muffins


  • 5 eggs
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 25 grams butter (melted)
  • 1 cup natural yogurt
  • 400 grams Feta (crumbled)
  • 125 grams kefalograviera cheese cut into small cubes (see notes below)
  • 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
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups self-raising flour (sifted)
  • ½ tablespoon white sesame seeds (garnish)
  • ½ tablespoon black sesame seeds (garnish)

Notes from Rouba

  • If the halloumi is too salty, put it in cold water for about 5-10 minutes. Rinse and use.
  • If you dont have access to kefalograviera cheese, omit.  I have before when it wasn’t available and trust me still delicious. 
  • 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 and sesame seeds. Mix well.

Step 2.

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

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

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.

Step 3.

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

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