A divine combination: Goat cheese- and fig-filled muffins
For some reason, muffins remind me of lazy Sunday mornings, sleeping in, having a late breakfast or even a brunch. I love them even more because they give me an excuse to eat dessert for breakfast! Having tried all sorts of sweet muffins, it´s high time for something more hearty! Here is were the goat cheese comes in handy. As a filling it works really well. It's not overpowering at all, it just adds that bit of tang that completely brightens up the muffin as a whole!
I´m a huge goat cheese lover! I would even buy goat cheese-flavoured toothpaste, just to have the taste in my mouth before going to bed:-)
So, if tangy goat cheese and sweet figs enter a serious relationship, then you´re on the winning side!
For 12 muffins
Active Time: 40 minutes
- 75 g soft goat cheese
- 75 g cream cheese
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 250 g whole-wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- ½ teaspoon dried sage
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped chives
- 300 g yogurt
- 50 g melt butter
- 12 chopped dried figs
- Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 12 paper muffin cups.
- Thoroughly combine goat cheese and cream cheese in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Whisk flour, baking powder, sugar, parsley, sage, chives and salt in a large bowl. Lightly beat eggs in a medium bowl; add yogurt, honey and butter. Gradually whisk this mix into the bowl with the dry ingredients until smooth. Fold in figs.
- Spoon half the batter into the prepared muffin cups. Add 1 generous teaspoon of the reserved cheese filling to the center of each muffin, and cover with the remaining batter. (The filling should not be visible.)
- Bake the muffins until the edges start to brown and the tops crack slightly open, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.
Per muffin (what you absolutely need to know while sinning):
180 calories, 8 g fat, 18 g carbohydrates, 6 g protein
Bon appétit and happy sinning,
Your Kitchen Fairy