Savory Muffin Recipes

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Quinoa Muffins

Rating: 4.42 stars
High-protein, low-carb option for breakfast that can be served either hot or cold. Add any vegetable or cheese type you like!

Savory Zucchini Chard Muffins

Rating: 4.53 stars
I adapted a potato muffin recipe to create these savory muffins that helped use up my overflowing stock of vegetables from my garden! You could add any kind of fresh herb if you like, but they are very flavorful on their own. Serve a couple as a main dish with a side salad, or use as a veggie side to a meat dish. Yummy!

Spam®, Cheese, and Spinach Muffins

Rating: 4.38 stars
Made these on a whim for me and my boyfriend! They didn't last very long!

Savory Sausage, Cheese and Oat Muffins

Rating: 3.92 stars
A low fat, vegetarian and hearty muffin that is wonderful for breakfast, brunch or snacks.

Corn Dog Bites

Rating: 4.28 stars
A faster, easier version of a corn dog. Very kid-friendly! Serve with ketchup and mustard!

Cheddar Cheese Muffins

Rating: 4.43 stars
Nice bread-like cheese muffins. Not overly cheesy, but feel free to add more. One of my favorites!

Fennel Corn Muffin

Rating: 3.75 stars
Very moist and flavorful muffins. You will love it!

Savory Sweet Potato Muffins with Bacon

Rating: 3.83 stars
When I lived in New Zealand, there was an abundance of kumara (their version of our sweet potato) and it was used in everything from curries to muffins. I came up with this recipe to fuse those two ideas, but mainly to appeal to my then 2-year-old, a picky eater who loved finger foods. I serve it with fruit for a complete meal.

Spinach Cheddar Muffins

Rating: 3.84 stars
These moist, savory muffins are a great way to work a healthy element into your family's brunch. The spinach flavor mellows as the muffins cool.

Fabulous Fargozas

Rating: 4.62 stars
A moist and tender cheese, garlic, onion and rosemary muffin is quick to make and wonderful served alongside homemade soup, especially potato or Italian-flavored soups. It's a nice change from yeast-type breads or rolls.

BBQ Pork-Stuffed Corn Muffins

Rating: 4.14 stars
This new American classic-part Chinese pork bun, part corn dog-looked good, tasted great, and felt oh-so-right in my hand. Not only did the warm muffin feel good, but also I was eating cornbread with barbecue pork and my fingers were absolutely spotless!

Crab-Stuffed Corn Muffins

Rating: 4.53 stars
These muffins remind me of a New England crab or lobster roll, where they simply pile warm, buttery seafood on those toasted rolls. These would make a great game day party snack.

Inspiration and Ideas

Summer Peach, Basil & Cheddar Muffins
Rating: Unrated
"I love pairing fruits with cheese. These savory sidekicks have just a hint of sweetness and make the perfect addition to your summer brunch table!" – LilSnoo
Chef John's Sausage and Corn Muffins
Rating: Unrated
These are delicious savory muffins by themselves—but you can take them to the next level by tucking a shelled soft-cooked egg inside each one before baking!

Best Ever Muffins

Rating: 4.47 stars

Start with this basic recipe, and add one of several different ingredients for a variety of different muffins.