Friday, November 6, 2009

Savoury Green Onion Ricotta Muffins

I've made tons of sweet muffins, and I'm starting to get sick of them. So now I'm on to savoury muffins! For me they're a lot more versatile because I can eat them as snacks or as part of a meal. I love that these muffins use ricotta, though I was disappointed to not taste it at all. I guess that makes sense since ricotta doesn't have a strong flavour - though my boyfriend thought they tasted cheesy. You can easily modify this recipe to use your favourite herbs or add in different things like olives or sauteed onions.

It's been too long since I posted an Abby photo! I need to take more.

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Savoury Green Onion Ricotta Muffins
Adapted from Lisa's Kitchen who got it from Mollie Katzen's Sunlight Cafe

Makes 12

2 cups of whole wheat flour (280 g)
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/8 teaspoon of baking soda
2 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 cup of ricotta cheese
1 cup of buttermilk
2 large eggs
4 tablespoons of melted butter

In a medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and green onions.

In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.

In another medium bowl, beat together the ricotta and milk using a wire whisk. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Pour the ricotta milk mixture, along with the melted butter, into the dry ingredients. Using a rubber spatula, stir until just combined.

Spoon the batter evenly into 12 greased muffin cups. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 - 25 minutes or until the tops of the muffins are lightly browned and a cake tester inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean. Let the muffins sit in the pan for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool for about 30 minutes.


Always Behind said...

I love your cat!! She's my favourite cat on the internet!!

Happy Doggie said...

What an absolutely beautiful cat! Love the photo, it's so clear and crisp... she looks like a real cutie.


Snooky doodle said...

what a nice variation to sweet muffins. these sound so good :)
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Chocolaty Lifestyle said...

I love Ricotta, but I have never tried to put it in muffins! It sounds really great! :)

Steph said...

I like the idea of a savoury muffin, but I never make muffins as much as other baked goods, they give me a headache..haha. Maybe I'm exaggerating a little bit, but the mixing methods drive me crazy. Like, do you just throw all the wet ingredients and whisk together or whisk the eggs first or throw the sugar in with the wet? See how I manage to make even a simple muffin so confusing?

Hendria said...

Love your cat.....:)

Deborah said...

I'm always on the look out for savory quick breads and muffins - these look perfect!

Bridges and Bites said...

Oh this sounds really good. I don't particularly care for sweet muffins either, so what a great idea!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

These sound very interesting. I tend to love any combination of cheese and scallions. Funny enough, I fear I'm getting sick of cupcakes and was just thinking I should make more muffins.

Dana said...

I almost always prefer savory to sweet so these sound terrific to me!

Johanna said...

great picture of abby

I know what you mean about savoury muffins - I need to make more too

Pam said...

The muffins look great. Your cat is adorable.

The Ordinary Vegetarian said...

Super delish! I'd definitely like to try these

Lu said...

I have been looking for a recipe for savory muffins. I'm so making these asap. I love the kitty pic! Cute!

fresh365 said...

Savory muffins? How perfect!

Mini Baker said...

I have yet to make a muffin that isn't sweet, but anything with ricotta cheese is my friend, so I'll have to make this!
-Mini Baker

Rose&Thorn said...

These muffins look wonderful - great for a brunch - especially with Christmas entertaining on our doorstep.

CookiePie said...

Great idea - I bet they'd be so delicious with a nice bowl of soup. And your cat is precious!

Hannah said...

Sounds like a nice change of pace- I don't often consider savory muffins, but I like the idea of them!

the ungourmet said...

These muffins are so fun! Can't wait to give them a try!

Such a cute shot of your kitty! :D

kimberleyblue said...

Those look like great muffins to accompany a beef stew or something equally warm and filling. I love savoury muffins!

Your cat's eyes are so pretty - really matches her fur. And what fluffiness on her!