Mushroom and Rarebit Muffins

  • 5MINS
  • 10MINS
  • Serves 2
  • 350KCAL

This recipe keeps all of the flavours of Welsh Rarebit, but is much lighter and slimming friendly!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories350
  • Carbs29g
  • Protein19g
  • Fat17g
  • Saturates8.7g
  • Sugars12g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

We adore the flavours of Welsh Rarebit, but it can often be quite heavy on calories and it’s not exactly great for a slimming friendly diet.

Our Mushroom and Rarebit Muffins keep all of the delicious flavours of the traditional dish, but by using a few clever swaps, we’ve made sure that the calories are lower.

If you like a hint of spice with your breakfast, then adding a few drops of hot sauce to your mushrooms and cheese mixture adds a really tasty twist.

Or, if you’re after something a bit different, then why not try swapping out the English muffins for our Onion and Chive Potato Waffles instead?

 

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Once you’ve separated the egg whites from the yolks, don’t be tempted to get rid of them. If you freeze your egg whites, then they can be used to make meringues at a later date – simply defrost and then use as normal.

What diets are these Mushroom and Rarebit Muffins suitable for?

This recipe is suitable for vegetarian diets as long as you make sure that you’re using Henderson’s Relish instead of Worcestershire sauce.

To make it suitable for gluten free diets, swap out the English muffins for a gluten free alternative and, again, make sure that you’re using Henderson’s Relish and not Worcestershire sauce.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Mushroom and Rarebit Muffins?

Nope, this recipe is super simple and doesn’t require any special ingredients to make.

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Used quark as no eggs. Only made half portion for 1 as I live alone and its best served fresh
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Had some wholemeal rolls to use up so did this with them instead of muffins. Very tasty and easy to make. Plenty of mixture too.

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How many calories are in these Mushroom and Rarebit Muffins?

There are 350 calories per portion in these Mushroom and Rarebit muffins, which means they fall into our Everyday Light category. 

These Mushroom and Rarebit Muffins are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Spray the frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and sauté the mushrooms and spring onion for 2-3 minutes until soft. Place in a bowl.

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Step 2

Preheat the grill to high.

Step 3

Allow the mushrooms to cool slightly, then add the grated cheese, mustard powder, Henderson’s relish and egg yolk. Add a little freshly ground black pepper to taste.

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Step 4

Slice the muffins and place them cut side down on a baking sheet. Pop them under the grill and toast the bottoms until golden and crisp.

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Step 5

Turn the muffins over, but don’t toast the top side yet! Reduce the grill to medium.

Step 6

Spread the cheese and mushroom mixture evenly over the tops of the muffins and pop back under the grill for 2-3 minutes until the cheese has melted and gone golden.

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Step 7

Serve! We love this with some rocket and roasted or grilled tomatoes.

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What could I serve with these Mushroom and Rarebit Muffins?

These Mushroom and Rarebit Muffins work really well when served alongside some roasted tomatoes and red peppers or some rocket and spinach. Alternatively you can also serve them with any of the following:

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How do you know when these Mushroom and Rarebit Muffins are cooked?

You’ll know that these Mushroom and Rarebit Muffins are ready when the cheese on top has melted and turned golden brown.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep these Mushroom and Rarebit Muffins in the fridge?

These Mushroom and Rarebit Muffins are best enjoyed freshly made.

Can I freeze these Mushroom and Rarebit Muffins?

No, we don’t recommend freezing these Mushroom and Rarebit Muffins.

How do I reheat these Mushroom and Rarebit Muffins?

These Mushroom and Rarebit Muffins are best enjoyed freshly made.

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Mushroom and Rarebit Muffins

This recipe keeps all of the flavours of Welsh Rarebit, but is much lighter and slimming friendly!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 350
  • Carbs 29G

Ingredients

  • 2 wholemeal English muffins
  • 75 g mushrooms finely sliced
  • 80 g reduced fat mature Cheddar cheese
  • 1 spring onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp Henderson's Relish or Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 tsp mustard powder
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

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Instructions

  1. Spray the frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and sauté the mushrooms and spring onion for 2-3 minutes until soft. Place in a bowl.
  2. Pre-heat the grill to high.
  3. Allow the mushrooms to cool slightly, then add the grated cheese, mustard powder, Henderson's relish and egg yolk. Add a little freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  4. Slice the muffins and place them cut side down on a baking sheet. Pop them under the grill and toast the bottoms until golden and crisp.
  5. Turn the muffins over, but don't toast the top side yet! Reduce the grill to medium.
  6. Spread the cheese and mushroom mixture evenly over the tops of the muffins and pop back under the grill for 2-3 minutes until the cheese has melted and gone golden.
  7. Serve! We love this with some rocket and roasted or grilled tomatoes.

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Recipe notes

Don't throw out the egg white. You can freeze these and use them to make meringues another day. Simply defrost and use as usual.

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JulieSunday 30th April 2023

Can these be done in an air fryer?

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    SharonMonday 15th May 2023

    Hi Julie, we haven’t tested this recipe in an air fryer but they should work fine. You may find this handy article useful: How to Convert Recipes to an Air Fryer Hope you enjoy the recipe!

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ElaineTuesday 4th May 2021

Would like to say your recipes are amazing keep up the great work

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    HollyMonday 10th May 2021

    Hey Elaine, thank you so much for your feedback!

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