Pesto Surprise Muffins

"These are great served with an Italian meal as an alternative to garlic bread."
photo by Karen Elizabeth photo by Karen Elizabeth
photo by Karen Elizabeth
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12 muffins




  • Preaheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 12 (2 1/2-inch) muffin cups or line with paper baking cups.
  • 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.
  • 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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  1. 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
  2. Wonderful - two batches in two days, lol. Made for New Kids on the Block, a tag game.


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