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Confetti Muffins Recipe

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These savory herb and vegetable muffins are a nice bread from the usual sweet muffins. Serve them with soups, barbecued entrees or main-dish salads for a meal your family will love.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/3 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley or 4 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 176 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 345 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; set aside. In a skillet, saute onions and peppers in butter until tender. Stir in parsley; cook for 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, sour cream and mustard. Add onion mixture. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  3. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Confetti Muffins in Best of Country Breads 2000, p14

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