10. June 2014 by swissfitchick
On Thursday the Soccer World Cup starts. This is a huge happening here in Europe and we are all excited. Yep – I am the fad soccer fan who nobody likes – I like soccer when it’s summer, public viewing everywhere, tons of people, fun, events, socializing, staring at handsome
and too young players, being out and yelling / cursing / screaming about all things soccer. It’s the rare time when all of a sudden I like and drink beer and when I listen carefully to discussions about soccer and still don’t get it. When the World Cup/European Championship is over, I am not interested in soccer anymore and I have no friggin’ idea who is playing what and when and why. Yeah, that chick.
But hey, it’s also about food. Between all that yelling or WHILE yelling we need to fuel the excitement, right? I was contacted by Michael from Ad Rank to create a recipe for a World Cup Recipe Round Up and me to be the Switzerland representative.
Cheese – because well, we are the cheese kings and queens. And bacon – because it is part of the traditional Swiss Cheese Pie. Peanut Butter – well, I just made that up to make it strange.
So here’s my recipe – which, if I dare to mention is a creation after WEEKS AND WEEKS without a recipe. SO saaaarrreeeyyyyy. I was SO lazy in the kitchen, egg microwave mugcakes, baked chicken/fish and prewashed salads was all I could create.
This recipe is great when you crave something hearty, savory and rich but on the healthier side. You have healthy fats (except maybe the cheese, but cheese is cheese, c’mon), protein and good carbs and even vegetables combined. Pair it with beer. It tastes even better.
Peanut Bacon Mini Muffins with Broccoli Cheese Spread
100g (or 4 heaped tbsp) Peanut Flour
2 eggs 2 eggwhites
2 heaped tbsp crunchy peanut butter
100g bacon bits
1 dash seasalt
1/2 tsp lemon pepper
1/2 tsp curry powder
1 dash cinnamon
1 dash nutmeg
1 small zucchini shredded
1 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 220°C.
Mix dry ingredients together (Peanut Flour, Baking Powder, Spices,)
Add Peanut Butter, Eggs, Bacon and Zucchini.
Mix all the ingredients until well combined.
Fill batter in a mini muffin pan and bake for 20 minutes.
Broccoli Cheese Spread:
150g broccoli cut and boiled
30g (2 tbsp) grated parmesan
1/2 tsp pepper
Add cheese and pepper and mix well.
Are you a soccer fan?
Do you drink beer?
Savory or Sweet Muffins?