These savory muffins are perfect for those times when you want the convenience and portability of a muffin, but aren’t in the mood for something sweet. They’re flavoured with rosemary, garlic and Parmesan cheese so they’re packed full of delicious savory flavour.
These muffins are gluten free as well as grain free. Plus they’ve got plenty of cauliflower snuck in so I consider these muffins a healthy breakfast or snack option for those of you attempting to follow a clean eating diet. They’re also a great way to sneak in some hidden vegetables if you’ve got picky kids.
I’ve been experimenting with cassava flour lately and opted to use it in these savory muffins and the result was delicious. This recipe would work well with oat flour too so feel free to make that substitution if that is your preference or if you have trouble finding cassava flour.
I used riced cauliflower in this recipe (which I purchased ready to go from the supermarket) but you can easily make it at home in a food processor. Just toss in some raw cauliflower and pulse it a few times until a finely chopped consistency is achieved. Or you can just chop it up as small as possible by hand.
If you love this recipe and are eager to try substituting some other vegetables too, full steam ahead. You could substitute the cauliflower for some finely chopped broccoli, asparagus, or bell peppers. Grated carrots or zucchini should work nicely too.
You can also play around with the herbs in this recipe. I opted for rosemary but you can substitute thyme, oregano, basil, or parsley. Either dried or fresh herbs will do, so use whichever you have handy or prefer.
- 2 cups riced cauliflower
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 1/2 cups cassava flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, rosemary, garlic powder, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Add the riced cauliflower and Parmesan cheese and mix thoroughly.
- Add the cassava flour and baking soda and mix again until combined.
- Divide the batter evenly into 12 paper lined muffin cups and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 33 minutes.
- Makes 12 savory muffins.
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I’m Jennifer, the author at A Sweet Alternative. I’m a home cook with a passion for creating gluten free and refined sugar free recipes that call for nutritious ingredients.