Warm It Up With Cheesy Pepper Chive Muffins

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As fall begins, leaves turn and temperatures drop, it’s time to warm things up. Add a little heat (and cheese) to one our favorite comfort foods – muffins – and you get our Cheesy Pepper Chive recipe. Make a batch for a week of quick morning meals and mouth-watering flavor.

Cheesy Pepper Chive Muffins

Ingredients:

1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
Generous pinch of black pepper
1 cup milk
1 egg
½ cup chopped green onions or chives
½ cup minced red bell peppers
1 cup grated pepper jack cheese
¼ cup grated cheddar cheese, for topping

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease or line a 12-cup muffin tin.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, salt and pepper. Fold in remaining ingredients, except cheddar cheese, until evenly moistened.
  3. Spoon batter into muffin cups and top with cheddar cheese. Bake 15–20 minutes, until golden and tops spring back when pressed. Cool on a rack.

PER SERVING: 130 cal, 3g fat (0g mono, 0g poly, 3g sat), 27mg chol, 162mg sodium, 17g carb (2g fiber, 1g sugars), 6g protein

SOURCE: The recipe and photo by Lori Eanes are posted by permission of Delicious Living (and its parent company New Hope Network), a trusted voice in the natural living community for 30 years.

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