Savory Breakfast Muffins

This recipe was in my EatingWell cookbook.  I adapted it a bit because I didn’t have any whole wheat flower flour, and I left out the butter.  I felt that the olive oil would be enough fat.

Savory Breakfast Muffins

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (or EVOO for Rachael Ray fans!)
  • 3 ounces diced Canadian bacon
  • 2 ounces grated Gruyere cheese (or your favorite cheese)
  • diced roasted red pepper (optional – I only made one with red pepper)

Preheat the oven to 400.  Combine all the dry ingredients in one bowl, and the wet ingredients in another.   Add diced bacon and cheese to wet mixture and mix well.  Combine wet ingredients into dry ingredients.   This took me a while to incorporate, but stick with it.  The dough mixture will be really lumpy.  Mine took exactly 20 minutes to cook, but start checking around 15 minutes.  Let cook for 5 minutes before removing.  Mine made 13 muffins.

  • 180 calories
  • 6.0 fat
  • 23 carbs
  • .75 fiber (would be LOTS more with whole wheat flour, and if you use whole wheat, only sub 2 cups)
  • 7.2 protein
Tony thought the cheese was a bit overpowering - so maybe a milder cheese (like mild cheddar) would work better?

Tony thought the cheese was a bit overpowering - so maybe a milder cheese (like mild cheddar) would work better?


Paired with 4 ounces of vanilla yogurt, 1/4 cup of my homemade granola and 1 teaspoon smart balance:

310 calories, 8 grams fat and 44 carbs

310 calories, 8 grams fat and 44 carbs

So the snow wasn’t bad, now its just arctic air – the temp this morning was 9 degrees, but with the windchill, below zero.   Spring. . . where are you??

So Biggest Loser is on tonight – is anyone going to join me in the jumping jack challenge?

See you at lunch!


15 thoughts on “Savory Breakfast Muffins

  1. That muffin picture is making my mouth water. YUM!!

  2. boo hoo – my car registed at -18 this morning, YUP, NEGATIVE EIGHTEEN! I agree, Spring, where are you??!!

  3. I should time my workout to be the same time as the show!

  4. I agree – is it March yet?! Don’t freeze!!

  5. Your muffins look amazing!

    It is so cold out here too! And it’s supposed to get worse tomorrow! Stay warm!

  6. Mmmm – loving these!

  7. These breakfast muffins look incredible! Your pictures are beautiful too 🙂
    Love your pizza parties, btw!

  8. Granola looks great! And loving the muffins!

  9. I really like the sound of savoury muffins and those look good!

  10. Yum! Those look great!

  11. EVOO is just so much easier 🙂 love these muffins!

  12. Yum, the muffins look great. I would like gruyere or cheddar.

  13. I didn’t do jumping jacks during Biggest Loser but I did walk and hour and a half!!

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