Basil-Red Pepper Muffins

An eye-catching quick bread featuring Mediterranean flavors.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

1
cup fat-free (skim) milk
1/3
cup olive or vegetable oil
2
egg whites or 1/4 cup fat-free cholesterol-free egg product
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
tablespoon sugar
3
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1/3
cup chopped red bell pepper
4
medium green onions, chopped (1/4 cup)
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1 Heat oven to 400ºF. Spray 12 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray, or line with paper baking cups.
  • 2 Beat milk, oil and egg whites in large bowl with fork. Stir in remaining ingreidents just until flour is moistened. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 3 Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from pan to wire rack. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

Accompanying these muffins with tapenade—a Mediterranean olive spread—instead of butter makes these muffins even more of a treat!

Stirring muffin batter gently—just until dry ingredients are moistened—results in perfectly shaped muffins.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
145
(
Calories from Fat
55 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6 g
6 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
240 mg
240 %;
Total Carbohydrate
19 g
19 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
4 g
4 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.