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?


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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