Muffins don’t just have to be sweet, they can be savoury too. They’re perfect for breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack or even dinner. The best thing about muffins is that they can be made ahead, so you can have them whenever you’re craving them. Here are 10 savoury muffin recipes you should try.
1. Hash Brown & Egg Breakfast Muffins
Hash browns have got to be everyone’s favourite breakfast food. So why not take Evolving Table’s approach and throw them into a muffin and add some eggs for protein? You can use whatever type of cheese or salsa you like. These muffins require hardly any ingredients so they’ll be a breeze to make (and eat).
2. Veggie Muffin Frittatas
These muffins are great to grab-and-go breakfast. They’re packed with colour and flavour and are a great healthy dish for any time of the day. You don’t have to stick to the veggies listed in this recipe, you can use up any of the veggies you have hanging around. They’re perfect if you’re vegetarian or for when you need a veggie boost. Head over to Scrummy Lane for the recipe.
3. Zucchini Cheddar Cheese Savoury Muffins
The cheese in these muffins adds a lot of flavour, and the zucchini keeps these muffins moist. These muffins can easily be customised to suit your taste – you can use any cheese, replace the zucchini with spinach, and then throw in whatever mix-ins you like. All you have to do is throw the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients, and it really is As Easy As Apple Pie.
4. Sweet Potato and Herb Savoury Muffins
If you’re craving something sweet, but want to eat healthy, these muffins from Feasting on Fruit are for you. The sweet potatoes bring the natural sweetness, and the herbs bring the savoury flour. It’s super easy, you just throw all of the ingredients in one bowl, and your muffins will be ready in less than an hour.
5. Vegan Stuffing Muffins
These muffins are a great vegan alternative for stuffing at Thanksgiving. Brit + Co have got you covered with these delicious muffins that have all of the fall Thanksgiving flavours – cranberries, herbs, and apples. They’re also perfect for any time of the year when you want scrumptious muffins that are Vegan-friendly, or just want to relive the tastes of fall.
6. Thai Coconut Curry Chicken Muffins
If you’re wondering what to do with last night’s leftover chicken and rice and don’t want to have the same meal again, then these muffins from Recipe Fiction are for you. Throw those leftovers together with some classic Thai curry flavours, and you’ll have a delicious and [revamped?] dish. It’s also great if you’re craving Thai curry but don’t want the mess.
7. Quick and Easy Pizza Muffins
Everyone loves pizza, so why not whip up these pizza muffins from Taste so you can have a healthy pizza alternative on the go? These muffins are so versatile as you can throw in whatever ingredients you like to recreate your favourite pizza variety. Packed with colour and flavour, they’re so easy to whip up.
8. Mexican Nacho Meffins
Meffins are savoury meat muffins coined by the team at over at 28 by Sam Wood. These meffins are the perfect healthy alternative to greasy nachos. Full of delicious Mexican spice and protein, these muffins are sure to curb your afternoon sugar cravings.
9. Mini Cheeseburger Muffins
Why go out and buy a cheeseburger when you can make these mini cheeseburger muffins from Plating Pixels? They contain the best parts of a cheeseburger and are full of flavour and protein. Tender and moist, they make great comfort food or a perfect appetizer for a party.
10. Macaroni and Cheese Muffins
Everyone loves macaroni and cheese. These muffins from The Lean Green Bean are healthier alternative version as they contain sausage, peas, and pumpkin for a bit of protein – but you can throw in whatever healthy mix-ins you want. A great way to change up dinner or to have for lunch.
Have you made any of these savoury muffin recipes before? Which one of these recipes will you be making[soon? What are your favourite savoury muffin recipes that I haven’t included?
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