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Herb & Grits Muffins

Herb & Grits Muffins

Herb & Grits Muffins

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Herb & Grits Muffins

Herb & Grits Muffins

These are a wonderful pairing for any soup, especially good with chowders and my butternut squash soup.  Tender, moist and substantial.

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Herb & Grits Muffins

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 1/4 cups instant grits (not regular or they do not become tender) or corn meal

3/4 cup cake flour (a lighter flour, lightens the muffin)

1/4 cup sugar

1 Tbl. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

1/2 cup butter, cut into small pieces

1/3 cup olive oil

3 large eggs

1  1/3 cups buttermilk

1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf (Italian) parsley

2 Tbl. fresh minced chives or the green tops of green onions

2 Tbl. dried basil

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Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Grease 12 regular muffin cups with butter.

Cut butter into small pieces.Herb & Grits Muffins 1In a medium sized bowl combine the flour, instant grits or cornmeal, cake flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Using an electric mixer on low speed, add the butter and olive oilHerb & Grits Muffins 2Mix until thick crumbs form.Herb & Grits Muffins 3Add the eggs, buttermilk, parsley, chives or green onion tops and basil.Herb & Grits Muffins 4Beat just until the mixture is smooth and the herbs are evenly distributed. do NOT over beat.

Spoon the muffin mixture evenly between the 12 muffin cups.Herb & Grits Muffins 5

 

Bake until golden, dry in the center and springy to the touch, about 20-25 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin should come out clean. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool for 5 minutes. Unmold the muffins.

 Serve the muffins warm or at room temperature.

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8 Comments

  1. Hi these muffins look amazing! I bet they taste delicious too. I saw it on tasty tues. Julie at julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

  2. I am a huge fan of grits so this got my attention! I bet they are delicious, since I love any form of cornbread too.

  3. Jennifer says:

    Love the look of these… may just have to try them this weekend! Thanks for sharing, found you via the #mixingbowlparty 🙂

  4. Denise says:

    Hi! Carrie, I am visiting from the Four Seasons Bog Hop. I love grits! This is the first time I have seen them in muffin form. I can’t wait to try your recipe. Pinned it and following you on Pinterest. Have a great day!

  5. Deauna says:

    These look delicious.

  6. Chrystal M. says:

    Hi there, stopping by from the “Get Real” blog hop. These look wonderful. I am always looking for more ways to use grits and can’t say I have ever seen them in muffin form. I am going to try replacing the white flour with wheat or a almond/flax mix. Thank you for a great eats today!

  7. These look so amazing. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Link party.
    Debi and Charly at Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

  8. These muffins look super. I’d love to pair them with a nice bowl of soup! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

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