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    Pesto Surprise Muffins

    Pesto Surprise Muffins. Photo by Karen Elizabeth

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    35 mins

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    25 mins

    Chef Catherine Hofstad's Note:

    These are great served with an Italian meal as an alternative to garlic bread.

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    Serves: 12



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    1. 1
      Preaheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 12 (2 1/2-inch) muffin cups or line with paper baking cups.
    2. 2
      Combine flour, 2 tbs. cheese, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Combine milk, oil and egg in a small bowl; stir until blended. Stir into flour mixture until just moistened. Do not overmix. Spoon into prepared muffin cups, filling one-third full. Stir pesto sauce; spoon 1 teaspoons sauce into each muffin cup. Spoon remaining batter evenly over pesto sauce. Sprinkle remaining 1 tbs. cheese evenly over batter.
    3. 3
      Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpicks inserted into centers come out clean. Cool in muffin pans on wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack 10 minutes.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 15, 2009


      I'm not the greatest baker and these worked out well for me! I was a little worried that I didn't have enough dough, but in fact it puffs out beautifully, with a delicious pesto surprise instead! I used an olive pesto, and took most of these to friends for Sunday lunch, but DH made sure he kept some aside for himself! This is definitely a make again, a great snack and very nice for offering to guests! Thank you, Catherine! Made for PAC Spring 2009

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    • on February 25, 2009


      Wonderful - two batches in two days, lol. Made for New Kids on the Block, a tag game.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pesto Surprise Muffins

    Serving Size: 1 (52 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 141.0
    Calories from Fat 56
    Total Fat 6.2 g
    Saturated Fat 1.4 g
    Cholesterol 21.5 mg
    Sodium 222.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Sugars 0.1 g
    Protein 3.8 g

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    pesto sauce

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