Peppery Cheddar Muffins
In Gardner Massachusetts, it takes just minutes for Joanie Elbourn to stir up a dozen of these savory muffins. The cheddar cheese and pepper flavors come through in each bite.
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, pepper and salt. Combine the egg, buttermilk, oil and honey; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cheese. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 400° for 18-22 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 169 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 249mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
Originally published as Peppery Cheddar Muffins in Quick Cooking September/October 1999