Cheese Muffins

Fondation OLO | Recette | Muffins au fromage
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Cheese Muffins can accompany your soup, salad or main dish. They can also be served at brunch or snack. They are good for any occasion!

 

  • Servings: 12
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 32 minutes
  • Cost per serving: 55¢
  • Storage: 3 days in the fridge. Can be frozen.
  • Kitchen tools: Measuring cups and spoons, muffin tin, paper muffin cup liners (or oil), 2 large bowls, spoon, whisk, fork, spoon.
  • Reference: This original recipe was developed by Extenso—the Université de Montréal reference centre on human nutrition.

Ingredients

  • 375 ml (1½ cups) whole wheat flour
  • 125 ml (½ cup) quick cooking rolled oats
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) baking powder
  • 1 ml (¼ tsp) baking soda
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) canola oil
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 125 ml (½ cup) milk
  • 125 ml (½ cup) unsweetened applesauce
  • 375 ml (1½ cup) grated cheddar cheese (divided: 250 ml [1 cup] + 125 ml [½ cup])

Directions

1. Place oven rack in the middle position and preheat the oven to 180oC (350oF). Oil a muffin tin or place paper liners in the tin.

2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, rolled oats, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.

3. In another bowl, add the canola oil, brown sugar and eggs. Mix with a whisk (or a fork) for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the mixture is thick and creamy.

4. Add the dry ingredients, just a little at a time, mixing with a fork.

5. Add the milk, apple sauce and 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Mix again.

6. Using a spoon, divide the mixture evenly among the 12 muffin cups. Sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese over the muffins.

7. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of a muffin comes out clean.

8. Set the oven to broil and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until the cheese has browned slightly.


Nutritional balance

This recipe provides foods from the following food groups:

  • Grain products
  • Milk and alternatives

One serving of this side dish is a tasty way to add a portion of grain products to your menu.