Pea, Ham And Cheese Cupcakes…

Peas and cupcakes? Cupcakes and peas?

Guest post from Yes Peas campaign.

30 mins.

Serves 12

Nutritional information:


  • 158 kcalories, 
  • 7g protein, 
  • 21g carbohydrates, 
  • 5g fat, 
  • 3g saturated fat, 
  • 1g fibre, 
  • 1g sugars, 
  • 0.11g sodium.


  • As well as the nutritional value of the Peas this recipe contains: vitamin A and beta carotene, B complex vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin D, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, selenium, potassium, plus antioxidants from the herbs and seasonings. Glycaemic Load of 5.


  • 100g frozen peas
  • 300g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • Pinch dry mustard powder
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp mixed herbs or 2 tsp fresh chives, finely chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 100g boursin cheese
  • 200ml full fat milk
  • 50g cooked ham, diced
  • 75g Cheddar cheese, grated
  • Butter for greasing


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
  2. Prepare a 12 hole cupcake tin by greasing well with butter. 
  3. Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil and blanch the frozen peas for 2 minutes.
  4.  Drain and refresh under cold running water.
  5. Sift the flour, baking powder and dry mustard powder into a large mixing bowl, and add the salt, freshly ground black pepper and mixed herbs or chives.
  6. In a separate bowl lightly beat the egg with an electric whisk and add the boursin cheese, whisking until the cheese has broken up and combined smoothly with the egg. 
  7. Whisk in the milk, and then, using a wooden spoon, stir in the peas and ham.
  8. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix lightly and quickly to combine. Spoon the mixture into the greased cupcake tin and sprinkle the top of each muffin with grated cheddar cheese. 
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until the cupcakes are golden brown and firm to the touch.
  10. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool. Serve warm with butter, as a light lunch with a cheese omelette, or as a savoury snack.

These savoury cupcakes are ideal for a lunchbox or picnic.

Makes 12


  • The less water you use when cooking peas, the less vitamin C is lost. Steaming helps to conserve this vitamin.
  • When boiling frozen peas, add enough water to cover, bring to the boil and then cover and simmer for 3 minutes. 
  • To microwave 227 grams (8oz) of frozen peas add 15ml (1 tablespoon) of water, place in a non metallic container and cover. 
  • Cook on full power for 4 minutes (750W) or 4 1/2 minutes (650W)

About this post:This is a guest recipe from the Yes Peas! campaign. No Payment was received.

Claire Justine
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