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From The Church Health Center by Carolyn Nichols

Savory Breakfast Muffins


3 cups white whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1/4th teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4th teaspoon salt
1/4th teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 eggs
2 cups low fat buttermilk
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoon light butter, melted
1 cup chopped fine green onions
3 ounces cooked turkey bacon, chopped
½ cup red bell pepper, chopped
½ cup low fat cheddar cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, shredded


Prep time – 20 minutes | Cook time – 20 minutes

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.

Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, pepper, salt, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl.

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the eggs, buttermilk, oil, and butter. Stir in green onions, bacon, red bell pepper, cheddar cheese and parmesan cheese. Add the wet ingredient to the dry ingredients. Stir just until combined, do not over mix.

Divide mixture evenly among the 12 muffin tins.

Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes: 12 muffins

Serving Size: 1 muffin
One Serving Contains:
Grain: 1 ounce
Total Cost: $ 3.95
Cost per Serving: .33 cents

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

Calories: 235
Total Fat: 7 grams
Saturated Fat: 3 grams
Sodium: 340 mg
Carbohydrate: 25 grams
(=1 ½ “carb dollars”)**
Fiber: 3 grams
Protein: 9 grams

**1 carb dollar = 15 grams carbohydrate | ** Total cost and cost per serving based on Walmart prices as of October 2012.  Prices subject to change based on location where and/or season when items are purchased.


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