Cheesy Ham and Pineapple Muffins

Cheesy Ham and Pineapple Muffins

  • Preparation time

    10 mins
  • Cook time

    25 mins
  • Serves 12

For lovers of Hawaiian pizza, these Cheesy Ham and Pineapple Muffins are a delicious treat. A lunch box recipe that will make you the envy of all your colleagues.


  • 12 paper muffin cases
  • 2 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 200g ham, finely chopped
  • 1 cup grated tasty cheese
  • 1/3 cup snipped chives
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 60g butter, melted
  • 410g can crushed pineapple, drained


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Line a 12-hole muffin tray with paper cases.

  2. In a large bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Stir in ham, half the cheese, half the chives and sugar. Make a well in the centre of the mixture.

  3. In a jug, whisk together the milk, egg and butter. Fold through flour mixture, then add the pineapple, until just combined.

  4. Spoon mixture evenly into cases until 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly golden.

  5. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the top of each muffin with the remaining cheese and chives. Return to the oven for 4-5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

  6. Cool in tray for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack. Serve warm, or cool completely and store in an airtight container.

Helpful Tip Instead of ham, you could also make this recipe using chopped, rindless bacon. These are great for lunchboxes.

PER SERVE • Energy 1159Kj • Protein 12g • Total Fat 14g • Saturated Fat 8g • Carbohydrates 26g • Sugars 7g • Sodium 676mg Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation.