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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
  • 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
  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.