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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."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 1-1/4 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup mashed potato flakes
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 199 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 347mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • cbenne12
    Nov 20, 2015

    They were good, but not wow!

  • Aquarelle
    Oct 29, 2012

    Absolutely delicious! I served them alongside a pork roast last weekend, and we all gobbled them up. Then my daughter asked me to bake another dozen for her to take to her play rehearsal. The only trouble is that the chives in my garden are all done now and I can't grow them indoors (not enough natural light), so I'll have to buy fresh chives if I want to make these during the fall and winter. I used extra-sharp cheddar cheese, by the way.

  • whitneydot
    Jun 14, 2011

    These muffins were delicious! I followed the recipe exactly this time, but next time I may try to use less sugar and add sharp cheddar cheese. A wonderful way to use the chives growing in my herb garden. Thanks!

  • Kris Countryman
    May 11, 2008

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