Warm Your Heart Muffins

Spice things up in the kitchen this Valentine’s Day with February’s featured muffin. Inspired by a suggestion from Lauren Helen in last month’s post, I put together this savory, spicy cheddar muffin. If you (or someone you have the hots for) aren’t keen on sweets, these would be a great treat!

Try these spicy, cheesy thangs as a side to homemade chili and a refreshing salad!

Warm Your Heart Muffins
Makes about a half a dozen regular sized muffins.

1 cup of flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup milk
1 egg
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 cup sharp cheddar, shredded
1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
A few drops of Frank’s RedHot per muffin

1. Preheat oven at 400°F.
2.Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and cayenne into a mixing bowl.
3.Combine milk, egg, and oil in a separate bowl.
4.Slowing add wet mixture to dry mixture, stir slightly.
5.Gently add in cheese and pepper flakes. Do not over mix. Batter should be slightly lumpy.
6.Put about ¼ cup dollop in greased muffin tin cups.
7.Bake for 15-20 minutes.
8.Remove from oven once muffins pass a “toothpick test.” Add a few drops of Frank’s to each muffin for that special touch!

I hope you <3 this recipe! What are your gastro plans for Valentine’s Day?

About Angela

Someday, Angela will be tending to her sheep, llamas and alpacas on the “Yarn Farm” and raising award winning honey bees. Until then, the native Pittsburgher is enjoying all things related to knitting, her cats, Mr. Spock, red lipstick, and creativity. Writing is her first true love.

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8 Responses to Warm Your Heart Muffins

  1. Charlotte 02/11/2011 at 12:41 pm #

    Ooh these look lovely!!
    I am cooking my boyfriend quesadillas and a batch of peanut butter and chocolate cookies and milk for dessert :]]]


  2. Kristi 02/12/2011 at 7:11 am #

    Hmm, it looks so tasty!

    • ash 02/25/2011 at 10:14 am #

      they do look tasty

  3. Lauren Helen 02/12/2011 at 9:01 am #

    Yum! This sounds like an awesome variation!

    • ash 03/01/2011 at 6:10 pm #

      yeah they do

  4. Chelsea 02/12/2011 at 9:31 pm #

    Just made these for dinner and they are delicious! They go great with anything that has tomato sauce.

  5. Otis Hoser 03/19/2011 at 5:30 pm #

    Just made these. Love these. Awesome with Franks red hot!

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