Savory asparagus, caper, and Cheddar cheese muffins that taste really good!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 muffins
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease a 12-cup muffin tin or line with paper liners.

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  • Place asparagus in a bowl with a small amount of water; cover and cook in microwave on High, 30 seconds at a time, just until tender. Drain asparagus; set aside to cool.

  • Whisk flour, marjoram, thyme, baking powder, baking soda, pepper, and salt together in a bowl. Beat egg in a separate bowl; beat in buttermilk, melted butter, and olive oil. Stir Cheddar cheese, green onions, capers, and asparagus into buttermilk mixture.

  • Stir buttermilk mixture into flour mixture just until dry ingredients are moistened; spoon mixture into prepared muffin cups 2/3 full.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean, about 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for a few minutes; serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

188 calories; protein 8.4g 17% DV; carbohydrates 18g 6% DV; fat 9.2g 14% DV; cholesterol 38.6mg 13% DV; sodium 337.3mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2019
I used aged white cheddar so I used a little less cheese than the recipe called for but I think it was a good call given that the recipe was written for milder cheese. Both my compatriot and i enjoyed these very much so great job on the recipe. Mostly these aren't far off from cheddar herb biscuits. I don't think the asparagus and capers are bringing much to the table but they don't detract either (which was a small surprise.) I suppose it's worth the effort to be able to say you ate an asparagus muffin. After all what is life without trying new things tasting new flavors finding little vacations within your life. As Neruda wrote: He who does not travel who does not read who does not listen to music who does not find grace in himself dies slowly. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2019
Despite an unusually extensive ingredient list a surprisingly good recipe. Asparagus and capers were definitely milder than the cheese and that actually works really well. Would add a little lemon zest next time. Thanks Phoebe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2019
I used aged white cheddar so I used a little less cheese than the recipe called for but I think it was a good call given that the recipe was written for milder cheese. Both my compatriot and i enjoyed these very much so great job on the recipe. Mostly these aren't far off from cheddar herb biscuits. I don't think the asparagus and capers are bringing much to the table but they don't detract either (which was a small surprise.) I suppose it's worth the effort to be able to say you ate an asparagus muffin. After all what is life without trying new things tasting new flavors finding little vacations within your life. As Neruda wrote: He who does not travel who does not read who does not listen to music who does not find grace in himself dies slowly. Read More
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