Muffins are the perfect little snack for weaning. There’s a few reasons for this:

  • They are easy to make.
  • You can use a large variety of fillings and flavourings.
  • They are easily portable.
  • They are freezable
  • They have the perfect texture for baby led weaning. .
  • They are delicious.

For these muffins I decided to go down the route of savoury. Reuben has always been more keen on his savoury foods and cheese is always a massive hit. The progression from there was obvious, as what goes better with cheese than tomato! When creating this recipe I used some sun-dried tomato paste that I had leftover in the fridge, but feel free to substitute this with normal tomato puree, as it will work just as well… there is really no need to purchase sun-dried tomatoes specifically for this recipe!

I tend to use these as a snack for Reuben, but believe me they are just as good for adults. Why not try cutting them in half and toasting them… delicious!

If you decide to give them a try then please tag me on Instagram using @theblwdad.


Cheese & Tomato Savoury Muffins

  • Author: The BLW Dad
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 12 Muffins 1x


These muffins are a fantastic snack for both little ones and adults alike. Cut them in half, pop them in the toaster and butter them for a warm treat for Mum and Dad!



300g Self-Raising Flour

1 Tsp Baking Powder

250ml Whole Milk (or milk substitute)

75g Unsalted Butter, melted

1 Medium Egg

100g Grated Cheddar

1 Tbsp Sun-dried Tomato Paste/Purée


Pre-heat your oven to 200C/400F.

Mix the milk, egg and tomato paste/purée in a mixing jug.

In a bowl, mix the flour and baking powder with the cheddar.

Melt the butter in the microwave and pour into the flour mix, stirring it through.

Add the milk mixture and combine thoroughly – it should form a thick batter-like consistency.

Spoon the mixture into muffin cases/silicone muffin moulds and place into the oven.

Bake for around 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

Allow to cool and enjoy!


Storage: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the fridge, or freeze on the day and use within 3 months
Suitable: From 6 months onwards. Simply serve as is!

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