Herbed Goat Cheese Muffins

Herbed Goat Cheese Muffins are a savory, herb-y muffin stuffed with goat cheese.  The muffins are almost biscuit-like in texture, and the goat cheese center is a delightful contrast with the green onions and herbs.  These are very quick and easy to make and go well with your favorite salad or grilled chicken (or any grillable for that matter!).
Speaking of herbs, do you usually plant an herb garden?  That is my plan for this weekend!  It’s always a tough decision, but I usually plant rosemary, basil, oregano, thyme, and then whatever else looks good.  What’s in your herb garden?

Herbed Goat Cheese Muffins
Yields: 12 muffins
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (4 ounces) goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup skim milk, divided
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup green onions, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh chives, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • Cooking spray
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt until combined. Make a well in center of mixture.
  3. Combine goat cheese and 2 tablespoons milk in a small bowl, stirring until blended.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining milk, butter, oil, , egg, green onions, chives and parsley until combined. Add to flour mixture, folding until just moistened.
  5. Spoon half of batter evenly into 12 muffin cups. Top each with goat cheese filling (about 2 teaspoons). Spoon remaining batter over filling.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool in a wire rack.
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  1. I am loving goat cheese lately. Good thing since we stocked up at CostCo! I have all of these herbs in my garden, so these are perfect. I hope you post photos of your garden! 🙂

  2. Oooh these look great! I’ll take anything with goat cheese. 🙂

  3. I can never get enough goat cheese!

  4. Oh I love these, they look so delicious! 🙂

  5. Love goat cheese, and looks like these muffins are the perfect balance of salt and cheese.

  6. Oh, I love, love, love herbed goat cheese. I usually use lots of chives in mine. Baked into a muffin? I’ll take a dozen to go!

  7. Very tempting and delicious muffins. I love the goat cheese in the middle. Yum! =)

  8. My husband LOVES goat cheese, he would be all over these!!

  9. That little nibble out of one muffins that reveals the goat cheese filling is hurting me. I’m on an airplane and would love…LUV…one of those right now. This year I have a beautiful almost black basil flourishing. I’m a sucker for alternate colors.

  10. Congrats on the FB Top 9! I love goat cheese! I have to make these and soon!! 😀

  11. Wow, these look so great! Ilove savory muffins. 🙂

  12. Just that little bit of goat cheese poking out is enough to make me weak in the knees.

  13. Don’t have a herb garden, sadly. But if I would have one I’d probably plant about the same things as you since they’re the kind of herbs I use the most when cooking.

    Love these muffins, by the way! Goats cheese is absolutely delicious and I’ll definitely be making these. Thanks for sharing.

  14. I have goat cheese that I need to use, and these look perfect. I love all the herbs!

  15. Anonymous says:

    how would these travel – do you think they’d be ok to bake and eat the next evening?

  16. I love savory muffins – these look great!

  17. I LOVE herbed goat cheese. These sound wonderful.

    My herb garden has spring onions, greek oregano, (lots of) basil, thyme, and cilantro. Unfortunately, I’ve had the worst time growing rosemary the last couple of years.

    What did you end up planting?