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Savory Caprese Muffins

Savory Caprese Muffins
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 12

Soft and dense savory muffins filled with fresh basil, mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes. ...MORE+ LESS-

Girl Versus Dough
May 3, 2017

Ingredients

2 1/4
cups all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking powder
1 1/4
teaspoons salt
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4
cups buttermilk
2
tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
2
eggs
4
oz cubed fresh mozzarella (or mozzarella pearls)
1/2
cup sun-dried tomatoes, julienned
2
tablespoons fresh basil, chopped

Steps

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  • 1
    Begin by preparing your ingredients.
  • 2
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease a 12-cup standard muffin tin.
  • 3
    In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
  • 4
    In a separate medium bowl, whisk buttermilk, olive oil and eggs.
  • 5
    Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  • 6
    Gently stir in cubed mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil.
  • 7
    Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin tin cups. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • 8
    Cool muffins 2 minutes in pan. Run a butter knife around edges of each muffin to loosen from pan, then transfer muffins to a cooling rack. Serve warm or fully cooled.

Expert Tips

  • Swap fresh basil for 1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach, if desired.
  • Add a few pinches of red pepper flakes to the batter for a little added spice.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
10%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
530mg
22%
Potassium
170mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
3g
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Sun-dried tomatoes, basil and mozzarella make these muffins snack-perfect. Bake them for brunch or a party snack. These caprese muffins go with anything! This recipe, adapted from Will Cook for Smiles, mixes fresh basil, tangy sun-dried tomatoes and gooey melted mozzarella cheese to make dense and flavorful muffins. You’ll never want to make a muffin without cheese in it again. I often find myself craving a muffin (come to think of it, this might be all the time). But I also often find myself not wanting a sweet muffin. So I’m torn – do I eat a sweet muffin and chase it with potato chips to get my salt and muffin fix? Or do I go the more delicious and efficient route and make these cheese-filled Savory Caprese Muffins of greatness? Thankfully for all, the latter wins out much more often than the former. You see, there's nothing quite like these muffins. They’re soft and dense and pillowy from the olive oil and eggs in the batter, but they’re packed with flavor from fresh chopped basil, julienned sun-dried tomatoes and cubes of fresh mozzarella cheese. When they bake in the oven, the cheese oozes out like a pool of heavenly savory-ness, and after you let them cool for a bit, you open them up and choirs of angels will sing and the sun will shine and there will be cheese, glorious, ooey-gooey cheese. IN A MUFFIN. Serve them as a side with soup or chili, eat them for breakfast with eggs or enjoy one as a savory snack. In any case, you’re about to fall in love.

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