Tuna Salad on the go! Low fat and very flavorful.

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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 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease muffin tins.

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

  • Into a separate bowl, flake tuna; then stir in yogurt, green onion, olives, and garlic. Set aside.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together egg, milk, and oil.

  • Stir tuna mixture into flour mixture. Gently stir milk mixture into flour mixture. Spoon tuna salad into the wells of muffin tins.

  • Bake in a preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

162.1 calories; 8.8 g protein; 15.3 g carbohydrates; 22.4 mg cholesterol; 258.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (23)

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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2009
These recipe sounded interesting so I thought I would try it. Except that I knew from the ingredients list I would have to "tweak" it quite a bit if anyone in my family was even going to consider eating these (definitely not intended to disparage either the recipe or the contributor just my own family's idiosyncratic eating preferences). So I left out the stuff that we don't like (olives skim milk yogurt) and substituted stuff that we do like (celery some green and red peppers whole milk reduced fat sour cream) for them. I also used 2 tbls. of applesauce and 2 melted 2 tbls. butter instead of the vegetable oil for shortening and I tossed some parmesan cheese and paprika into the batter too. The result: The muffins turned out wonderfully in that they baked up nicely were attractive in appearance and had a nice texture. Flavor-wise? I thought they were kind of "they are what they are; good but nothing great". My husband's initial reaction was a quizzical expression and "strange" as a comment. And then he proceeded to eat 3 more muffins. My daughter said: "Wow these are GOOD! Are we having them for dinner tonight?" And my son actually brought a friend over and told him: "You HAVE to try these things! They're great!" (and his friend agreed) I actually wound up making 2 more batches before dinner. I served these muffins with a tomato based soup and a tossed salad but make no mistake -- the MUFFINS ruled the meal. (I gave this recipe 5 stars. Even though I tweaked it Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/28/2008
I love tuna sandwiches but I couldn't eat these muffins. I don't know if I did something wrong but the muffins came out soggy and if I had cooked them longer they would have been overcooked. I really wanted to like these but they did not taste good. Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2009
These recipe sounded interesting so I thought I would try it. Except that I knew from the ingredients list I would have to "tweak" it quite a bit if anyone in my family was even going to consider eating these (definitely not intended to disparage either the recipe or the contributor just my own family's idiosyncratic eating preferences). So I left out the stuff that we don't like (olives skim milk yogurt) and substituted stuff that we do like (celery some green and red peppers whole milk reduced fat sour cream) for them. I also used 2 tbls. of applesauce and 2 melted 2 tbls. butter instead of the vegetable oil for shortening and I tossed some parmesan cheese and paprika into the batter too. The result: The muffins turned out wonderfully in that they baked up nicely were attractive in appearance and had a nice texture. Flavor-wise? I thought they were kind of "they are what they are; good but nothing great". My husband's initial reaction was a quizzical expression and "strange" as a comment. And then he proceeded to eat 3 more muffins. My daughter said: "Wow these are GOOD! Are we having them for dinner tonight?" And my son actually brought a friend over and told him: "You HAVE to try these things! They're great!" (and his friend agreed) I actually wound up making 2 more batches before dinner. I served these muffins with a tomato based soup and a tossed salad but make no mistake -- the MUFFINS ruled the meal. (I gave this recipe 5 stars. Even though I tweaked it Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2009
These recipe sounded interesting so I thought I would try it. Except that I knew from the ingredients list I would have to "tweak" it quite a bit if anyone in my family was even going to consider eating these (definitely not intended to disparage either the recipe or the contributor just my own family's idiosyncratic eating preferences). So I left out the stuff that we don't like (olives skim milk yogurt) and substituted stuff that we do like (celery some green and red peppers whole milk reduced fat sour cream) for them. I also used 2 tbls. of applesauce and 2 melted 2 tbls. butter instead of the vegetable oil for shortening and I tossed some parmesan cheese and paprika into the batter too. The result: The muffins turned out wonderfully in that they baked up nicely were attractive in appearance and had a nice texture. Flavor-wise? I thought they were kind of "they are what they are; good but nothing great". My husband's initial reaction was a quizzical expression and "strange" as a comment. And then he proceeded to eat 3 more muffins. My daughter said: "Wow these are GOOD! Are we having them for dinner tonight?" And my son actually brought a friend over and told him: "You HAVE to try these things! They're great!" (and his friend agreed) I actually wound up making 2 more batches before dinner. I served these muffins with a tomato based soup and a tossed salad but make no mistake -- the MUFFINS ruled the meal. (I gave this recipe 5 stars. Even though I tweaked it Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2007
I love these! My daughter liked them as well. I substituted whole wheat flour for white and used white onions instead of green. I don't like olives so I added celery instead so they were not salty at all. These will definatly be a keeper! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/28/2008
I love tuna sandwiches but I couldn't eat these muffins. I don't know if I did something wrong but the muffins came out soggy and if I had cooked them longer they would have been overcooked. I really wanted to like these but they did not taste good. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2005
A little salty but if you like tuna you will like these muffins. I doubled the recipe and got just 12 regular sized muffins. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/16/2011
I like the idea of this "muffin" and i usually make most recipes exactly as written but this one just Screamed for graded cheddar on top (big plus) AND that help make them a little browner while cooking. I didn't put mine in muffin pans i just scooped them onto a baking tray like scones. I would say the flavor is a little bland and could use a little seasoning...?? not sure what yet....?? any ideas? overall a good start but could use a bit of help still. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/22/2005
This is just for my family it appears that most people like these. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/31/2006
I really don't like tuna but my husband loves it so i decided to try this recipe. He wasn't crazy about the muffins-he ate three of them because he was hungry but said it didnt think much of them. I was scared to even try them but they actually werent as disgusting as I thought. They reminded me of tuna casserole. So all in all a so-so recipe. The best part of it was that my 1 year old really liked them so i froze the leftovers for a quick healthy lunch for her. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2005
These muffins are great! I take them to work every day for lunch. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2011
This is a great concept and a good basic recipe to fiddle with. I did not use olives instead I used some finely diced green pepper and celery. I also added about 1/4 cup parmesan cheese. I also used whole wheat flour. They came out really good. I can't help but think that there's SOMETHING missing I just can't put my finger on it. I'll definitely make these again and play around with the recipe more. EDIT: I have now made these several times tweaking it in various ways. Here is my favorite variation: Make according to recipe except: Use whole wheat flour and toss in 1/3 cup of parmesan cheese. For special effect in the last 10 minutes of baking sprinkle on some shredded cheddar cheese and paprika! I love these muffins! Read More
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