Parmesan Pesto Muffins

I think muffins are the perfect little package. Usually they are packaged as a sweet breakfast pastry, but I think they can be so much more. I made these savory, delectable parmesan pesto muffins to go on the side of pasta the other night to mop up the delicious sauce. I love garlic bread a lot, but these babies were a welcome and different change! They were super easy to whip up.

I think I love muffins so much because they are the easiest breads to make. This batter was completely savory. The wet ingredients just get whisked into the dry ingredients with no special equipment. I used cornmeal to give the impression of polenta. It seemed like the proper Italian thing to do. The pesto and parmesan just brought it all home.
I think I love muffins so much because they are the easiest breads to make. This batter was completely savory. The wet ingredients just get whisked into the dry ingredients with no special equipment. I used cornmeal to give the impression of polenta. It seemed like the proper Italian thing to do. The pesto and parmesan just brought it all home.
I scooped that lovely batter into my lined muffin wells using a heaping 1/4 cup. That helped make sure that all of the parmesan pesto muffins were pretty much the same size. Then they just needed to bake for about 15 minutes!
I scooped that lovely batter into my lined muffin wells using a heaping 1/4 cup. That helped make sure that all of the parmesan pesto muffins were pretty much the same size. Using that measurement, the batter yielded a perfect dozen. Then they just needed to bake for about 15 minutes!
When they came out I sprinkled the muffins with more parmesan on top. Again, it just seemed like the proper Italian thing to do. I did it while the parmesan pesto muffins were still hot so that it would meld right in with them.
When they came out I sprinkled the muffins with more parmesan on top. Again, it just seemed like the proper Italian thing to do. I did it while the parmesan pesto muffins were still hot so that it would meld right in with them. Once they cooled they were ready to eat!
Parmesan Pesto Muffins
Parmesan Pesto Muffins
5 from 1 vote
Parmesan Pesto Muffins
Parmesan Pesto Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

These parmesan pesto muffins are so savory and loaded with Italian flavor! They're perfect for breakfast or on the side of a main course.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Muffins, Parmesan Pesto Muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 170 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups medium ground corn meal
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon truffle salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese plus additional for sprinkling on top
  • 3 tablespoons basil pesto sauce either jarred or homemade
  • 2 whole eggs
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 and line a 12 well muffin tin with paper liners. Combine the flour, corn meal, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl and whisk them together to aerate them. Combine the milk, olive oil, parmesan cheese, pesto sauce and eggs in another bowl and whisk those wet ingredients together until smooth. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and whisk it all together until you have a thick batter.
  2. Scoop a heaping 1/4 cup of batter into each lined muffin well. Bake the muffins for about 15 minutes, until puffy and baked through. Insert a toothpick in the center of a few to make sure they are done. It should come out cleanly. Sprinkle additional grated parmesan on the muffins while they are still warm. Let them cool, then serve immediately!
Nutrition Facts
Parmesan Pesto Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 109
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.1g19%
Saturated Fat 2.7g17%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 172mg7%
Potassium 173mg5%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1.4g2%
Protein 4.5g9%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Parmesan Pesto Muffins
Parmesan Pesto Muffins

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2 thoughts on “Parmesan Pesto Muffins”

  1. These look absolutely incredible!! I love the idea of savory muffins to go with soup or cheese plate or something. Yum!

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