Sweet and Savory Cheddar Cheese Muffins

These mini muffins are the perfect way to begin your brunch party
Cheddar Muffin

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These adorable mini muffins are so easy to make, and achieve the perfect breakfast balance of salty and sweet.

This recipe is courtesy of I am a Food Blog.

8
Servings
262
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 Cup flour
  • 3/4 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Cup Cheddar cheese, shredded, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/3 Cup green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 Cup buttermilk
  • 2 Tablespoons sour cream

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly grease a mini muffin tin.

In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, Cheddar, and green onions.

In a separate bowl, mix together melted butter and oil. Add sugar and mix until well combined. Whisk in the egg. When smooth, add the buttermilk and sour cream.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and fold until just combined.

Scoop mixture into prepared mini muffin tin. Top generously with extra Cheddar.

Bake for 5 minutes. Turn oven temperature down to 350 degrees F. Bake for another 8-10 minutes until cheese is golden brown and bubbly. Let cool in tin for 10 minutes before removing.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
33g
25%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
11µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
49mg
5%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
36µg
9%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
19mg
6%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
111mg
16%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
414mg
28%
Water
25g
1%

Cheddar Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Cheddar Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.

Cheddar Wine Pairing

Rich white wines and full-bodied reds go well with most cheeses and cheese-based dishes. Some specific recommendations: chardonnay or pinot blanc with goat cheese; dry chenin blanc with earthy cheeses; rosé or sercial madeira with melted-cheese appetizers; port with blue cheese (especially stilton); amontillado sherry or syrah/shiraz with strong cheeses; olooros or palo cortado sherry with creamy cheeses; merlot or carménère with mild cheeses; cabernet sauvignon, malbec, mourvèdre, Rhône blends, or petite sirah with cheddar- or gouda-type cheeses; nero d'avola with full-flavored Spanish or Italian cheeses; sangiovese with dishes using parmigiano-reggiano and similar cheeses.