Sunday, August 27, 2017

"Breakfast on the Go" Muffins #2 'Mostly Savory'

I have a large family and work times vary, so breakfasts are hurried and eaten individually, for the most part. Not everyone gets up or leaves at the same times. l have been trying to create some healthier and quick muffins that will fill my guys up and help them to not skip breakfast because of lack of time to fix something. Of course, the girls and I will enjoy them too, but in lesser amounts. :)

My first "Breakfast on the Go" Muffin was a little sweet and my family loved it. You can read about it and find the recipe here:
   "Breakfast on the Go" Muffins 'A Little Sweet'

This muffin isn't sweet, it is savory. It is packed with meat, cheese, seeds, veggies and more. This one passed the family test also. 

For the first "Breakfast on the Go" Muffin, we mixed up a basic muffin batter and added the rest of the ingredients. For this muffin, we put ALL of the ingredients in and mixed it up at the end! Not the normal way to do it, but it worked.... so either way will work.  :) 

I made 4 batches of the recipe I have in this post. Like I said, I have a big family and I like to have some muffins in the freezer, so I made a big amount of them.

I put everything in at the same time and just mixed it that way. It simplified making the muffins. It was a bit challenging to stir in because I made such a large batch, but it worked fine.

The batter is thick and chunky and it is easy to spoon it into the muffin cups.

I feel guilty sharing this, but I will anyway. We sprayed the bottom of the muffin cups to keep them from sticking. I don't like doing that, but it does help the muffin papers to come off the muffin quite easily.

A couple of years ago, I found these brown baking cups at a garage sale. There are 500 muffin cups in a box! They were $2.50 each box. I went ahead and bought 3 of them, joking about it being a lifetime supply for me.

 Well, we went through 101 of them today! What a blessing that special deal has been to me.  :)  Special deals like that come rather seldom, which is why I bought 3 of them. I sure am glad I did now. 

A fork works well to take the hot muffins from the pan to put them on cooling racks.

The cranberries are rather tart in here, but we liked them.

TIP-Buy extra bags of fresh cranberries at the end of the Thanksgiving season and keep them in the freezer. They are easy to pull out for recipes like this. Sometimes, they even mark the price down, although I have found that to be rare.

Like I said, I made 101 muffins today and here are most of them. There were several eaten for "testing purposes" :)   and also for lunch since I didn't make any with all of the other cooking and baking going on today. It was a very busy Saturday.

We are in "birthday season" where we have 4 family birthdays in a little over 2 weeks! I am quite busy with school, birthday cakes and gifts, regular household and family responsibilities and more, and we just didn't get lunch made. Everyone made it until supper though, with a muffin for a snack. :)


             Gentle Joy Homemaker


      "Breakfast on the Go" Muffins #2   'Mostly Savory'

2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter

1 cup diced onion
3/4 cup diced green pepper
1 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup Chicken Bits   (Recipe here:  How to Make CHICKEN BITS! ) 
                            You can also used cut up chicken... or bacon bits.
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup millet seed
1/8 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup flax seed meal (flax seeds can be ground in a coffee grinder)
1 1/4 cup cranberries (can use frozen or soak dried ones in hot water for 15 min to plump up, drain
                              water and use the berries
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 teaspoon dill weed
1/4 teaspoon dill seed
1/2 teaspoon parsley
1/2 teaspoon tumeric
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
                  ...........................................Stir all together gently, but thoroughly,  in a large bowl.
                                                            Spoon batter into greased muffin cups. Makes 2 dozen muffins

                                                             Bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes.
                                                             Remove from muffin pans and cool on wire racks.

                                                 These store well in a zipper freezer bag.

       I know there are a lot of ingredients here... my purpose was to make a healthier and filling muffin that was different from the first "Breakfast on the Go" Muffin. I liked having a lot of veggies and seeds in this. What started as a recipe to make 1 dozen muffins became one that makes 2 dozen!!  :)

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I am so glad to have these "Breakfast on the Go" #2 - Mostly Savory' muffins in the freezer... and I need to make more of the Breakfast on the Go Muffins - 'A Little Sweet' to put in there also. I hope to get ahead on some of these, so that breakfasts will be easier for a while.  :)

Thank you for visiting. I hope you have a wonderful week.

The other posts mentioned in this post are:

"Breakfast on the Go" Muffins - 'A Little Sweet'


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  1. These are awesome!! I really must try these, especially for my mom as I care for her. She is eating well, but it is hard coming up with things that she will eat.
    These muffins are packed with goodness.
    Your photos are beautiful, they make the muffins even more inviting.

    Bless you ~

    1. Thank you for your sweet comment. I hope you and your mom enjoy them as much as we do. I'm so glad you stopped by. :)

  2. These look amazing!! Love the idea of all of the seeds and the cranberries!

    1. Thank you... they are satisfying with all of the varied flavors. :) Thank you for visiting.

  3. I love muffins and need a savory muffin ... this one looks like a keeper! Yum! Happy Monday!

    1. Good! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. I will be making these again... after the 101 muffins are gone. :)

  4. Oh, my! Looks like another winning recipe!! Kid-tested and approved, so that is a great thing!! Thank you for sharing...these look perfect. :) Praying for you and SO appreciate your sweet email and support. You are such a blessing to me!

    1. Thank you! I have been enjoying one for breakfast each day this week... the tart cranberry seems to fit so nicely with the other flavors. I find this is rather satisfying too... and I don't seem to get the "munchies" so quickly. :)
      I do appreciate your prayers... and I will write again soon... these days are sure flying by! You are a blessing to me also... so glad you stopped by.

  5. Yum! I would totally eat your savory muffins right now!

  6. Now don't those look yummy!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    1. They are pretty good. :) Thank you for visiting.

  7. These sound yummy!!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  8. I love savoury muffins and these are a perfect breakfast on the go. Thanks for linking up with us at #overthemoon link party and have a lovely day.

    1. They sure are working for us... I love having these all made and so quick to eat and yet, they stick with us quite well without leaving us too full. :)

  9. Mmm.... these look and sound delightful! Thank you so much for sharing the tasty recipe with us :)

    I hope you are well, dear one. It's been a while since I've popped in for a visit and it was a joy to do so today. Hugs!

    1. When I saw your name, I was excited since I feel I have lost touch with you and have missed you! These muffins are great... at least we think so. :)

      Thank you for stopping by... it was so nice to hear from you!!!

  10. Wow 101 muffins you certainly must have a big family. These not only look healthy but must taste pretty wonderful as well.

    1. These muffins freeze really well, so a lot of them went right to the freezer in gallon zip bags so that we can pull them out as we need them. :) We do have a big family though... there are 7 of us still here at home.... what a blessing! Thank you for visiting.

  11. I love muffins and your savory ones look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Blessings~

    1. Thank you... we sure enjoy them. :) Thank you for visiting.

  12. Kudos to you for being so hardworking, preparing make ahead meals that include muffins for your family. They sure are a hit, and hopefully you can relax a little before all the birthday events begin!


    1. How nice to read your comment! :) It has been a blessing to have these made ahead. Now, we have had 1 of the 4 birthdays. It was wonderful, but busy.... 3 more to go. :) Thank you for visiting.

  13. Oh my - I think those would work for a Savory item for "Afternoon Tea"! Would be delicious! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Yes, they should work well for afternoon tea. :) Thank you for visiting.

  14. I love the beautiful, bright, fresh ingredients in these! My tastebuds will thank you! Yum!

    1. I hope you enjoy them as much as we have... :) Thank you.

  15. I am not always to fond of savory muffins, but these really look delicious! I love the photo of all the ingredients. And how colorful! Will be trying these! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

    1. I hope you find them to be delightful... just as we have. :) Thank you. I love the burst of tartness from the cranberries... it is a pleasant accompaniment to the other flavors. Thank you for visiting.

  16. These looks good. I appreciate a good healthy breakfast on the go!

    1. We sure have enjoyed them... and they do seem to give more energy than a starchy kind of breakfast. Thank you for visiting. :)