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Cheddar Chive Muffins

 Cheddar Chive Muffins
"These savory muffins have been a favorite since I made the first batch several years ago," reports Donna Royer of Largo, Florida. "I usually have all of the ingredients on hand, so they're easy to mix up at the last minute. They're great with dinner."
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.


  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup mashed potato flakes
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • In a small saucepan, bring milk to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir
  • in potato flakes. Let stand for 2 minutes. Stir until smooth; cool
  • slightly.
  • Transfer to a large bowl. Beat in the egg, oil and cheese. Combine
  • the flour, sugar, chives, parsley, baking powder and salt; stir into
  • potato mixture just until moistened (batter will be thick).
  • Fill greased muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 400° for
  • 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5
  • minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 1
  • dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 199 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 347 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.