I’ve been baking one too many sweet treats lately that something savory was in order. I absolutely love goat cheese in baked goods with green onions. Not only is it flavorful with only two main ingredients, but it also smells amazing when it’s in the oven. I did a Goat Cheese and Scallion Beer Bread last August. The bread had a very dense texture but was nevertheless tasty. This time, I thought I’d make it muffin style. It has an airy and soft texture and is best when served warm. Serve it with a bowl of soup and you have yourself a complete meal.
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 5 scallions, finely chopped
- 5 ounces of goat cheese, crumbled
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) of unsalted butter, melted
- 1 1/4 cups of buttermilk
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease or line baking cups in the muffin pan.
Using a stand mixer (or mix by hand) combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, scallions and goat cheese. Using a fork or a pastry blender/cutter cut goat cheese into the flour mixture until the largest goat cheese crumble is the size of a pea.
In a medium bowl whisk together egg, butter and buttermilk. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just moistened.
Spoon batter into the greased or lined muffin cups and bake for 18-22 minutes or until toothpick/tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool slightly, about 5-7 minutes and serve warm or at room temperature (best served warm).
66 thoughts on “Goat Cheese and Scallion Muffins”
Yum! Just reading your description of how these smell in the oven when baking makes me hungry!
This muffin was so tasty. Goat cheese and scallions what a pair!
These were delicious! They definitely taste best when they’re slightly warm versus room temp.
Oh I totally agree! There’s nothing like it. 🙂
Do they freeze well uni? U think the kiddos will like it for breakfast?
This is a good savory muffin for breakfast. Haven’t freeze these yet so I’m not sure if they do. Fabulous when served warm!
Love the idea of the scallions, or salad onions as they’re called here in England. Would imagine these are fairly easy to bake as well. Really am getting closer to buying in needed trays and stuff!
Ooooh I’m excited for you! I would love to see some baking posts from you. 🙂 Man, these muffins were so good. I could have eaten the whole batch myself but I had to refrain from doing so. 😀
Yum! I’m going to make these!!
Yay! I hope you enjoy it as much I did.
Savoury muffins. I like the way this is going.
It was delicious and it went quick!
I know just what you mean about too many sweets lately. This looks like the perfect answer!
Love the idea of an onion-flavored muffin with a bowl of soup. These sound delicious and I need to bake some. Thanks.
Thanks John! Added a little cheese it’s even better. 🙂
I bet it felt like an eternity waiting for them to come out of the oven!
It did but was worth waiting for. 😉
Gorgeus Anne!!!very creative recipes, THE comb onion cheese is Always delicious!…i love THE presentation too!!!
Always lovely to hear from you Massi and thank you for the kind words. 🙂
Is it wrong to say I actually prefer savoury muffins to sweet? These look gorgeous and anything with goat’s cheese gets a big tick in my book.
Not at all…. I personally can’t decide which ones I prefer but I’m EOE (equal opportunity employer) when it comes to my muffins. 😉
Oh my goodness. This is right up my alley!! Goat cheese > any other cheese 😉
They’ll you’ll love these muffins. There’s something about goat cheese that pairs so beautifully with green onions in baked goods. Delish! 🙂
Love cheese and never thought about scallion and cheese in a muffin; so unique! They look moist and delicious!
Thanks Judy! Love savory muffins as they go nicely with soups and stews. 🙂
hi Anne great blog i had a wee giggle at myself because I had to look up scallions. We don’t have them in New Zealand. Actually we do but we call them spring onions. Good Luck on your mission.
Spring onions would be great in here too. Thanks for stopping by!
yum..i bet the goat cheese and buttermilk give a nice tang, looks delish anne… perfect for a salad or bowl of soup…lovely post..sarah
Thanks Sarah. It did and it was just so darn tasty! 🙂
Anne, you truly are a woman after my own heart — savory muffins with onion-y scallions and tangy, creamy goat cheese =) Throw in some buttermilk and you’ve pretty much described savory heaven for me =) Thanks for sharing, Anne; hug, hope you are well!
Hi Christina! It’s savory heaven for me too. Always so nice to hear from you and I hope you are well too! 🙂
These look absolutely delish! I sometimes forget that you can make savory muffins! I will def try this soon 🙂
Thanks! Savory baked goods are a nice change from the sweet ones. They go perfectly with soups and stews or even salads.
That’s so true. You have inspired me to make a savory muffin for a future soup that I would like to make. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
Sounds fabulous! I have been looking for some sides to have with soup! Great post!
Thanks so much Barb! 🙂
These sound so good, I love the flavor combination!
Thanks so much Sheryl! 🙂
Mmmm! I love goat cheese! These sound incredible! And I’ve been on a muffin kick lately – definitely gonna try em!
I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I have. These went in a flash!
Wow, I love a savoury muffin, this one looks perfect beside a nice warming soup!
Soups or stews –even salads. Thanks for popping over!
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Yum! These sound like a wonderful savory muffin!
Thanks Nancy! 🙂
These sound right up my street. I adore baking with goats cheese!
I do too! 🙂
Love these! I’ve DEFINITELY been baking with too much sugar, hence my no-sugar challenge. I miss baking though, so these would be perfect!!
I love savory bread and muffins with my soups, salads or stews! So these fit the bill.
YUM! It’s like the beauty of goat cheese over warm
bread and I don’t even have to take the time to spread it! Can’t wait to try these!
Thanks for popping over! I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I have. They are delicious, especially when they are warm. 🙂
These look great! I am going to make these this week
Thanks so much Shari! I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I have.
Once I make them I will send you a note!
Oh man!! I’m learning to love goat cheese, those look fantastic!!! Maybe some day I’ll have to try making a batch with gluten free flour!!
They smell amazing as they are baking. Even better when they come out of the oven. It’s warm and just delicious!
These look just lovely, especially with the goat cheese and a little of your homemade butter!
Oh yes, it would be delicious! Thanks Allison. 🙂
Yum! Sometimes I think I like savoury muffins more than sweet one 🙂 These look utterly delicious.
Thank you! Savory muffins are just as wonderful as the sweet ones. 🙂
Love the combo! I am looking forward to trying this at a point. I love savory muffins but usually never have any luck!
Thanks! 🙂 Goat cheese and scallions are a lovely combo so you can’t go wrong. It tastes best when served warm.
This sounds amazing!
Mm, these look gorgeous! Goat’s cheese is really expensive here in Greece, so I might try them with feta!