Pesto Surprise Muffins

Pesto Surprise Muffins

Pesto Surprise Muffins


Makes 12 servings


2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/4 cup prepared pesto


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

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 muffin
Calories 164
Calories from Fat 46 %
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 21 mg
Carbohydrate 18 g
Fiber 1 g
Protein 4 g
Sodium 295 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 1-1/2
Fat 1-1/2

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