My savoury muffins are always hard and dry...

b190, Jun 15, 11:20pm
after the first day of baking them. I make sweet muffins (fruit or chocolate) regularly too and they are always nice and moist for a couple of days at least (by then they are all eaten anyway! lol) but my cheese/savoury muffins are only good to eat on the day I make them. What am I doing wrong? Maybe I should bake them for a shorter amount of time........?

dbab, Jun 16, 12:07am
Use yoghurt or sour cream instead of milk and they will be more moist.
It's a great way to use up that last bit of yoghurt or sour cream in the pottle, even if you only replace 1/2 the milk.

pam.delilah, Jun 16, 12:21am
try my recipe that I have worked at developing. Don'tover mix when the flour is added, just fold until combined
Have it your way Savoury Muffins
Pre-heat oven to 200deg.C.
Lightly grease muffins tins( 6 large, 12 mini),
Mix together 2 eggs,
1/4 cup olive oil,
1/2 cup thick yoghurt,
Plus any one or more of the following 100g crumbled feta, 1/2 cup grated/or cubed cheese, ½ cup cottage cheese,
plus one chopped tomato,
one small chopped onion,
½ - ¾ cup, cooked chopped spinach. unfrozen or fresh (squeeze water out),
½ cup chopped bacon or ham,
stir lightly (don’t over stir) until combined with
1 1/2 cups plain flour, 1 ½ teaspoon of baking power, ½ teaspoon salt,
Spoon mixture into tins. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until puffed and lightly go

nzl99, Jun 16, 12:43am
Throw in a tub of hummus.Keeps em moist and the fat content down (if that's a concern).

b190, Jun 16, 12:56am
Awesome, thanks for the tips!

juliewn, Jun 16, 3:19pm
I found this recipe here on Trademe - the best savoury muffin I've ever made.. just delicious:

'This is the best savoury muffin recipe ever. Got if off here sometime ago.
2c grated cheese
1/2c flour
3 tsp b.powder
1/2tsp salt
1 Tab sugar
1 egg
1c milk
2-3 rashers of bacon, or some ham, chopped.
1 chopped onion
1 tomato
Sift flour, b.powder and salt in a bowl. Add sugar and cheese, finely chopped onion, bacon (raw) and chopped up tomato.
Mix lightly a couple of times.
Fork egg and milk together till combined.
Add to dry ingredients. FOLD LIGHTLY until just mixed.
Cook at 220c for 12-15min.
Makes 6 Texas muffins or 12 large muffins.
angie117 (477 )6:31 pm, Mon 16 Nov #4'

I always chop several sprigs of parsley and add those.

In place of the tomato, you can add some frozen corn, grated zucchini, peppers, frozen peas, grated carrot, grated pumpkin, etc..etc..

b190, Jun 16, 9:20pm
Is it ok to put raw bacon in...?? And Pickles, you are the recipe QUEEN!!! lol

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