These savory whole grain muffins packed with roasted red peppers, chives, basil, and parmesan cheese will melt in your mouth. This giveaway and recipe is sponsored by Krusteaz.
When Krusteaz, a baking mix company founded in my hometown of Seattle, asked me to try a variety of their muffin, pancake, and waffle mixes, how could I turn them down? After all, we’re neighbors, and the approaching the holiday season requires plenty of baked goods for parties and family dinners.
As you can see, this company was generous with their products, but I was after their organic whole grain muffin mix. I wanted to try my hand at making a savory instead of sweet muffin to serve with holiday turkeys, hams, and roasts.
I read through the ingredient list on the Krusteaz box to ensure these whole grain muffins contained 100% whole grain flour, then once satisfied, I set to work adding my savory elements – roasted red pepper, basil, chives, and salty parmesan cheese.
Since I’m often touting the superior flavor of fresh herbs, you might be wondering I chose dried basil and chives. This would be because I didn’t want to change the moisture content required on the box directions. I wanted to keep the texture of my whole grain muffins just as Krusteaz intended them to be – light and tender.
I can honestly say that back in my kid raising days I bought Krusteaz pancake mix all the time. It was convenient for a quick breakfast and camping outings because all I needed was a container of water and the box mix. At the time I had no idea the company was founded by a Seattle bridge club in 1932 who made a simple pie crust and called it “Crust Ease” and turned it into a thriving business.
Anyway, back to my whole grain muffins. They turned out light and fluffy with golden crusty tops, making me happy with my decision to go with dried herbs and parmesan cheese over a creamier cheese.
Love that pat of butter on top! Remember when the diet industry told us to use spray butter or light margarine? I’m glad those days are over! A small pat of melted butter is worth the extra calories, but these muffins are equally delicious without it.
Krusteaz sponsoring a giveaway to share their mixes just in time for the holidays. One lucky reader (US residents please) can enter below to win a “Say It With Krusteaz” prize pack that includes two boxes of Buttermilk Pancake Mix, Organic Muffin Mix, Pumpkin Spice Pancake Mix, Pumpkin Spice Muffin Mix and Cranberry Orange Muffin Mix, 1 Krusteaz branded tote bag, 1 Krusteaz oven mitt, and 1 Krusteaz selfie stick. Be sure to check out Krusteaz on Twitter at @, on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook for more recipe ideas and to share this giveaway.
By the way, these savory whole grain muffins make a terrific ham and egg sandwich, so be sure to double your batch and freeze some for a quick and healthy breakfast.
Thank you Krusteaz! You can be sure your organic mixes will be in my holiday pantry.
Serves 12 muffins
Krusteaz Organic Whole Grain Muffins with Garlic, Chives, Basil, and Parmesan Cheese
15 minPrep Time
15 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
- 1 box Krusteaz Organic Whole Grain Muffin Mix
- 3/4 cup lowfat milk, almond, or lowfat coconut milk purchased in the dairy aisle
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg white
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon dried chives
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1/2 cup roasted red peppers
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese , shredded
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a nonstick muffin tin with olive oil cooking spray.
- Gently combine ingredients in a bowl.
- Scoop batter into 12 muffin cups, each cup should be 2/3 full.
- Bake for 12 - 15 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Food energy: 211kcal Weight Watchers Smartpoints 8 Saturated fatty acids: 0.39g Total fat: 1.61g Calories from fat: 14 Cholesterol: 1mg Carbohydrate, by difference: 29.56g Total dietary fiber: 2.14g Protein: 2.95g Total sugars: 14.25g Calcium: 32mg Potassium: 16mg Sodium: 339mg
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Krusteaz. I only share products I use myself and created this recipe while receiving compensation to do so. Periodically, Mother Rimmy’s hosts giveaways for readers. These events are sponsored by brands I approve of. I use Rafflecopter as a fair means to choose winners. The intent of giving away products is to add fun to this site and is not meant to be a form of gambling or sweepstakes.