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Sep 7, 2006 03:01 PM

Savory Muffin recipes sought

Does anyone have any great savory muffin recipes to share? I want to use the fresh produce in my fridge (zucchini, basil etc etc) & I do have leftover cooked ham, aged cheddar etc so I thought a portable savory muffin might be good. And are there savory scones?
Any brilliant ideas out there? Thanks.

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  1. This one is a winner that everyone likes for an egg-centric brunch.

    Cheesy Zucchini Corn Muffins

    3 scallions, white parts minced
    1/4 cup minced parsley
    2 tsp minced cilantro
    1.5 cups AP flour
    .5 cup corn flour
    1 Tbsp sugar
    1 Tbsp baking powder
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/8 tsp pepper
    1/4 cup butter, chilled
    4 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, grated
    2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
    1 large zucchini, shredded (pressed between paper towels to let moisture out)
    1 cup milk
    1 egg

    To Do:
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease 12 muffin cups and set aside. Combine scallions, parsley, cilantro in small bowl; set aside.

    In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and mix. With food processor or stand mixer, or whatever (two knives work fine) cut in 1/4 cup butter until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Stir in cheeses and zucchini.

    In small bowl, combine milk and egg blend well. Pour into dry ingredients and stir just until blended. Lumps are fine! Do not overbeat the batter or you'll get a tough muffin. Fill prepared muffin cups 3/4 full if you want normal muffins, or all the way to the top if you want big muffin tops. If you go the muffin top way, fill the empty muffin tins with some water so the muffins don't dry out. Sprinkle each muffin with the parsley, scallion and cilantro topping and lightly press topping into batter.

    Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes until muffins are firm and light golden brown. Cool 1 minute in pan, then remove from pans and cool on wire rack. 12 normal muffins or 8 huge muffins. Serve warm if you can.

    1. Here's a link to a very good basic savory muffin recipe, with a goat cheese, red onion, and rosemary variation, and a Gruyere, sage and onion one.

      They also work as not-so-mini muffins. :-)

      1. Thanks so much, both recipes look terrific. Will definitely try them, maybe this weekend to bring to friends for brunch!

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        1. I don't have it in front of me here at work, but Beth Hensperger's book 'Muffins' had a lot of nice savory recipes in it.