NZ Woman's Weekly

Cheesy cheerio puffs recipe

  • Meal Type

  • Servings

  • Courses

    Quick lunch
  • Occasion

    Special occasion

Makes 12

These cute little muffin puffs tick all the boxes: tasty, filling and with googly cheerio eyes. You could make them into
mini muffins if you cut the cheerios into tiny pieces.

  • 2½ cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp herb and garlic salt
  • 1 cup grated tasty cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1¼ cups milk
  • 12 cheerios
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a muffin tin with paper cases. Sift flour and baking powder into a large bowl and stir in salt and cheese.
  2. Whisk the eggs, oil and milk together. Cut cheerios into quarters. Mix the egg mixture and 24 cheerio quarters into the cheese mix until just combined.
  3. Spoon into cases, top each puff with two cheerio pieces and bake for 15-20 minutes until puffed and golden.

For more party treat recipes, see the Food & Recipes section.

About Jo Wilcox

"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake and dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them! I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See

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