Savory Olive Muffins with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Ricotta Cheese

Savory biscuits and muffins are an ideal solution for filling out a meal to share with friends. These flavourful olive muffins with sun-dried tomatoes and ricotta and cheddar cheese are roughly based on a savory muffin recipe I found at Sunita's place. I served them with Spicy Green Lentils and Yellow Split Peas for a most satisfying meal.

Savory Olive Muffins with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Ricotta Cheese

3 cups of whole wheat flour
3 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
3 tablespoons of Italian Seasoning
1 1/2 teaspoons of sea salt
1 teaspoon of crushed red chili flakes
6 sun-dried tomatoes
1/4 cup of grated extra old cheddar cheese
1/3 - 1/2 cup of ricotta cheese
1/3 - 1/2 cup of black olives, pitted and chopped
2 1/2 teaspoons of olive oil
1 1/2 cups of yogurt mixed with 1/2 cup of water (or reserved liquid from the soaked sun-dried tomatoes)

Soak the sun-dried tomatoes in hot water for 20 minutes. Chop into small pieces, and reserve the soaking liquid.

Grease a 12 cup muffin tin.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, Italian seasoning, salt, red chili flakes, chopped sun-dried tomatoes, grated cheddar cheese, ricotta cheese, olives and olive oil.

In a small bowl, combine the yogurt and 1/2 cup of water (or 1/2 cup of the reserved sun-dried tomato soaking liquid instead of the water).

Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the yogurt mixture. Stir until just combined.

Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared muffin cups. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 25 minutes or until the muffins are nicely browned. Cool for a few minutes in the tin and then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve warm.

More savory muffin recipes:
Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Muffins
Savory Dill Ricotta Muffins
Cornmeal Muffins


Cynthia said...

Savoury? Count me in.

Siri said...

Yummy looking muffins Lisa..:))


Soma said...

Yummy muffins!! I love sundried tomatoes...

Ivy said...

I have all the ingredients at home to make these. I can smell them and taste them mmmmmmmmmmm

Fenris Badwulf said...

I ate one of these thinking it was a Chocolate Chip muffin. These should be clearly labelled, especially if there are children around. And after that initial susprise, I had another, but adorned with a slice of cheddar.

Sophie said...

I would love to have these with an Italian dish, they put garlic bread to shame.

TBC said...

That sounds like a wonderful combination- ricotta cheese and sun-dried tomatoes! A couple of these along with some hot soup would be a pefect meal.

Kevin said...

These savoury muffins sound great!