Savory Prosciutto Muffins

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Savory Prosciutto Muffins

Chopped onion caramelized in butter gives these muffins a sweet and savory flavor. The prosciutto adds a hit of salt and richness. Serrano ham or other cured ham can be used in place of the prosciutto, if preferred.

Yield: 1 dozen muffins
Active Time: 25
Total Time: 45

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup minced prosciutto, (2 ounces)
  • 2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup nonfat buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat 12 (1/2-cup) muffin cups with cooking spray.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until golden, about 5 minutes. Stir in prosciutto and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  3. Whisk flour, rosemary, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pepper in a large bowl until combined. Whisk buttermilk, eggs and oil in a medium bowl until blended.
  4. Fold the onion mixture and buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients with a rubber spatula until evenly moistened. Divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups.
  5. Bake the muffins until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes. Serve warm.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Prepare Steps 2 & 3, keeping the onion mixture, dry and wet ingredients separate; cover and refrigerate for up 1 day. Continue with Step 4 just before baking.
  • DIY Muffin Cups: Make your next batch of muffins or cupcakes the ultimate grab-and-go treat by lining your tin with muffin liners. No liners? No problem. Use 5-inch squares of parchment paper, coat each muffin cup with cooking spray, and push each square into the cups using a small can or bottle, pressing the paper up the sides. (It’s OK if some of the paper is sticking out over the rim.) Fill each cup as directed.

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving

calories 149
fat 6 g (2 g sat, 2 g mono)
cholesterol 44 mg
carbohydrates 18 g
protein 5 g
fiber 2 g
sodium 357 mg
potassium 41 mg

Nutrition Bonus

Carbohydrate Serving 1

Exchanges 1 starch, 1 fat

From EatingWell May/June 2008