Saturday, November 05, 2005

Here's a shocker - a muffin!

Yeah, I know. I have a weakness for muffins. They're just so perfect. They're portion controlled, and as long as you stick with true muffins, and not cupcakes-hiding-as-muffins, you can have healthy versions. They also can be stored in the freezer, and any day can start out beautifully.

My freezer is pretty much always crammed with muffins and quick bread, but most of the time they are breakfast-y. This time, I decided to use up the wine in my freezer and go for a savory muffin. And believe me, I was happy with the result. These came out very nicely, with the wine and cheese flavor coming through nicely. They baked up beautifully and came out smoothly from the tin. I used lite jarlsberg instead of the swiss and half wheat flour to try to improve the nutritional profile. Even without those changes the muffins aren't totally bad for you, which is nice to have. And even though a muffin in mostly carbs, these have a nice amount of protein, so they definitely have sticking power. They are nice warm, and just different enough!

* Exported from MasterCook *

Wine and Cheese Muffin

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Serving Size : 12 Preparation Time :0:00
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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 7/8 cups unbleached flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon oregano
3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1 cup shredded swiss cheese
2 eggs
1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
1/2 cup white wine
1/4 teaspoon worcestershire sauce

Heat oven to 375.

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the oregano, and parmesan and swiss cheeses. In another bowl, lightly beat the egg and and to it add the milk, white wine, and worcestershire sauce and stir. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened.

Fill greased muffin tins. Bake for 18 minutes or until the muffins are golden brown. Serve warm.

"Mad About Muffins"
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 128 Calories; 4g Fat (29.0% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 15g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 45mg Cholesterol; 232mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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