Friday, April 15, 2011

Pesto and Pine Nut Muffins

Today's muffin is a savory muffin, combining 
the flavors of pesto, pine nuts and parmesan cheese.

Pesto is stirred into the batter so that it is almost
like pesto swirls.

Pesto and Pine Nut Muffins

2 C. flour
1 T. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt

Mix with a whisk in a medium sized bowl.

2 eggs
2/3 C. buttermilk
6 T. vegetable oil or melted butter
1/8 tsp. ground pepper

Mix the eggs and vegetable oil together.  Mix with 
a spoon into the dry ingredients.
4 T. prepared pesto
1/4 C. pine nuts

Stir the pesto and pine nuts into the prepared batter.

3/4 C. grated parmesan cheese

Spoon the batter into 6 jumbo muffin cups or 12 
regular sized muffin cups.  Top with the grated

Bake at 400 degrees 25-27 minutes for the jumbo 
muffins or 20 minutes for the regular muffins.

Your house will smell like an Italian restaurant when
these are baking.  These could be a meal in themselves
along with a green salad.

I hope you are enjoying Muffin Week as much as
we are.  We sure are having fun eating them!


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  1. Jacqueline, the most delicious muffins for dinner or salad I have ever seen!

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  2. This looks verry yammie yammie....!! have a nice lazy

  3. Bonjour Jacqueline
    Can I?
    Thank you

  4. They look amazing Jacqueline! I've never had pine nuts and would love to try them! Happy Weekend:@)

  5. These look amazing and I would love my home to smell like an Italian Bistro. I have not tried making a savory muffin. What a great idea!

  6. What a wonderful addition to an antipasto tray! This recipe is a keeper. You have brought muffins to a very high place! xo,

  7. They sure sound good. I'll have to try them soon.

  8. This one is my favorite! You have to love a muffin with pesto and pine nuts. Joni

  9. What a neat idea for a muffin. I bet these go perfect with a nice bowl of soup.

  10. These look so good! I love pine nuts but had a bad experience with them last year. Have you ever had pine mouth? Not fun. These are making me want to try them again though. :)

  11. A savory muffin, especially Italian, would be a nice change:)

  12. Jacqueline, these remind me of some biscuit/muffins we used to get at an Italian restaurant in Ft. Myers, FL. (Basiles, maybe??) They were WONDERFUL!!! I would beg my girlfriend to go there with me, just to get those. They came with lots of real butter...yum!
    I look forward to trying to make them at home. Thanks!

  13. These muffins look delicious and sound wonderful too! Oh yummy!!

    Hugs & Happy Blessings,

  14. I'd love my home to smell like an Italian restaurant! Delicious looking (and smelling) muffins!

  15. Yum! I am loving muffin week. This is a great flavor combination.


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