Savory Cheese Muffins

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Prep Time

20mins

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Time to Table

40mins

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Serves

12

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Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground all spice
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup baby spinach, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 cup Daisy Cottage Cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest

Tips

  • Cooking Tip #1

    No-Mess Muffins: To reduce cleanup when you make muffins, spoon the batter into a zip-top bag, snip off a corner and fill the muffin tins.

  • Cooking Tip #2

    Remember the secret to tender homemade muffins is to stir the batter just until the dry ingredients are moistened. The batter should be lumpy.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground all spice
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup baby spinach, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 cup Daisy Cottage Cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest

Tips

  • Cooking Tip #1

    No-Mess Muffins: To reduce cleanup when you make muffins, spoon the batter into a zip-top bag, snip off a corner and fill the muffin tins.

  • Cooking Tip #2

    Remember the secret to tender homemade muffins is to stir the batter just until the dry ingredients are moistened. The batter should be lumpy.

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners; lightly coat with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk the flour, baking powder, salt and allspice in medium bowl; stir in the cheddar cheese, spinach, bell pepper and green onions to coat.
  3. Whisk the cottage cheese, olive oil, milk, eggs and lemon zest in small bowl until blended. Stir the cottage cheese mixture into the flour mixture just until combined.
  4. Spoon into the muffin cups. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes; remove from the pan.
  • Calories:189
  • Cholesterol:38
  • Protein:6
  • Sodium:250
  • Total Carbohydrate:14
  • Total Fat:12

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