Gluten Free, Low Fat A-MAIZE-ing Savoury Muffins


MIELIES, as we call them in South Africa; the much over-looked naturally gluten-free staple of many African countries. Did I mention gluten-free and cheap? (Seems somewhat of an oxymoron, as most gluten-free foods cost a wheatless fortune!)

corn muffins gluten free low fat



  • 2 cups mielie meal
  • 4 cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp curry powder (optional)
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 Tbsp whole-grain mustard
  • 1 Tbsp fresh herbs
  • A slug of olive oil
  • THE INSIDES – whatever tickled your fancy/pantry: I used spinach, chickpeas and Peppadews. Other ideas: cheese of choice, butternut, cherry tomatoes, baby marrow, whatever veggies you have and need to use up!


Mielie Meal Muffins - Gluten Free, Low Fat











First, make your mielie-pap – mielie meal, water, and salt, brought to the boil, then simmer until semi-stiff (about 20min). Keep stirring to avoid sticking! Then simply add all the other ingredients, spoon into a greased muffin pan and bake at 200 degrees until golden brown and begging to be bitten (about 25min).

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