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Sweet Onion Muffins

These savory muffins are wonderful alongside any main dish and also make a great snack warm or cold. It's hard to stop eating them. I've been cooking for 60 years, and this recipe from my niece is one of my favorites. -Mildred Spinn, Cameron, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    3 dozen mini muffins or 1 dozen regular muffins


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts


  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat eggs, onion and butter until blended; stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in walnuts.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined miniature muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

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  • joycerm53
    Mar 10, 2020

    Awesome recipe!! Great with eggs for breakfast or with lunch or dinner. I usually leave out the walnuts and bake in regular size muffin cups. Joyce Moynihan, Volunteer Field Editor

  • Debglass11
    Mar 10, 2020

    These muffins are really delicious. Like some other reviewers, I skipped the walnuts too. Great accompaniment to any soup or stew. They're sweet and savory and were gobbled up by this family. I made them in regular muffin tins and baked them for about 20 minutes. Yummy!!

  • DoggieMom2
    Jul 24, 2013

    Awesome muffins! I bake these alot because they're simple to make and requested often. I use regular onions and usually skip the walnuts. Also nice that they can be prepared using one bowl. I like making the bite-size mini muffins.

  • nreneeray
    Mar 18, 2013

    These are delicious! Have made them many times. I leave out the nuts and at 1 tbsp. water to the batter. These have become a regular in my kitchen!

  • lollypie
    Dec 18, 2011

    Awesome recipe, my husband and I love it. I am recommending this to my family and friends. Leslee, Toronto, ON

  • JillyG
    Apr 17, 2011

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  • letourneur
    Jun 8, 2010

    A family favorite! Even my kids who don't like onions like these muffins. They're great paired with soups and stews, pot roast or pork roast, or even just for snacking.

  • HelpersintheKitchen
    Sep 8, 2009

    These muffins are simple to make, and really good. They actually are sweet, which means even kids love them.

  • milkmatron
    May 23, 2009

    We love these, and make them often for breakfast. Serve them with scrambled eggs--yum!

  • Margaret
    Nov 13, 2007

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