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Cheesy Corn Bites
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Cheesy Corn Bites

15 minutes (15 minutes)
  • Olive oil cooking spray 
  • 1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour (155g) 
  • ½ cup polenta (90g) 
  • 1 ½ tsp ground paprika 
  • 1 cup firmly packed grated carrot (100g) 
  • ½ cup fresh corn kernels (80g)  
  • 1 cup firmly packed baby spinach leaves (30g), finely shredded 
  • ½ cup grated light tasty cheese (60g) 
  • ½ cup reduced fat Greek yoghurt 
  • 1/3 cup olive oil 
  • ¼ cup water 
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten 
  • 2 tablespoons pepitas  
  1. Lightly grease two 12-hole non-stick mini muffin pans (2 tablespoon capacity) with cooking spray. 
  2. Place flour, polenta, paprika, carrot, corn, spinach and cheese in a large bowl. 
  3. Whisk yoghurt, oil, water and eggs in a large jug. Add to flour mixture. Stir until combined.  
  4. Spoon heaped tablespoons of mixture into prepared pans. Sprinkle with pepitas. 
  5. Bake in a 200C preheated oven for 15-18 minutes or until lightly golden and just firm to touch. Cool in pans for 5 minutes. Turn onto a clean tea towel or wire rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature. 

 

Tasks For Kids 

  • Grate carrot and cheese (with adult supervision) 
  • Mix ingredients in large bowl (Step 2) 
  • Whisk ingredients in jug. Stir mixture to combine (Step 3) 

 

TIPS: You will need about 1 medium corncob to give the ½ cup kernels required in this recipe. Remove husk and cut kernels from cob. You can substitute ½ cup frozen corn kernels, if preferred. 

Cheesy Corn Bites will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 days. Eat cold, or warm in a microwave oven just before serving. These tasty morsels are also great served as a side to soup. 

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