Does your family get busy with work, school, sports and activities? Mine definitely does. Even though my boys are now men and working while they are going to college, I still regularly mother them with reminders to take food to eat when they are on the go.
Fortunately, neither one of my guys like junk food. I always keep a good supply of homemade snacks and fruit for them to grab as they run out the door.
Muffins are easy to eat in the car and pack well in back packs and gym bags. These savory cheese muffins don’t have any sugar added, so they feel more like a little meal than a sweet muffin.
My family likes spicy foods, so I used Cacique® Queso Quesadilla Jalapeño. It isn’t what I would consider “hot,” but it has flavor and a little kick from the Jalapeño. You can substitute the plain Queso Quesadilla, if you’d like.
Tip: I mix these muffins by hand with a fork. If you prefer to use your mixer, you’ll want to switch to mixing by hand when you add in the cheese to keep it from breaking up. Those chunks of cheese make wonderful little pockets of cheesy goodness inside the muffins.
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WHAT YOU NEED
- 2 cups flour
- 1 10 oz pkg Cacique® Queso Quesadilla Jalapeno, cut into small chunks
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 t baking soda
- 1 t salt
HOW TO MAKE IT
- Pre-heat oven to 400°.
- Cream butter and egg by hand or with a mixer. Add in dry ingredients (flour, baking soda and salt). Stir or mix until it is an even 'sandy' texture. Add milk and and stir or mix until dough forms. Add cheese and mix by hand until evenly distributed throughout the dough.
- Spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray or line pan with paper muffin cups. Fill each one approx. 2/3 full with dough. Bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.