Savory Cheese, Cranberry and Herb Mini Muffins

Savory Cheese, Cranberry and Herb Mini Muffins

Makes 30 to 36

Cheddar cheese and sweet cranberries complement each other nicely in these little muffins, bringing sharp, sweet and tart flavors together in a single bite. A basket of these mini muffins looks tempting on the holiday brunch table. All-purpose flour can be substituted for the whole wheat pastry flour, if desired. If making regular size muffins, the recipe makes one dozen.

Ingredients: 
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Generous pinch of cayenne
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
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Method: 

Preheat oven to 400°F.

In a saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add green onions, thyme, oregano and sage. Cook for 2 minutes, until fragrant. Remove from heat and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, combine both flours with baking powder, salt and cayenne. Stir in the cranberries and cheese. Set aside. In a second bowl, whisk together egg and milk. Add green onion mixture, including all of the oil, and whisk well.

Fold the flour mixture into the egg and milk mixture, mixing until just combined. Scoop batter into lightly greased mini-muffin tins. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before taking muffins out of the tin. Serve warm.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: 2 muffins, 150 calories (60 from fat), 7g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 20mg cholesterol, 310mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 4g sugar), 4g protein
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