Garlic Muffins

Garlic muffins

I found the recipe for these online, and I liked the idea so much I decided to try it out immediately, despite the lack of mozarella cheese in my larder. I ended up substituting cheddar, and adding onions, and they turned out wonderful.

I often make these as a side dish with pasta – yum!

Garlic Muffins


  • 250g flour (I usually use whole wheat flour (chappati atta, instead of maida)
  • 50g butter (or 40 ml vegetable oil)
  • 100 ml milk
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, finely diced
  • 2 large cloves of onion, finely diced
  • 50 g cheese (mozarella, if you have it, or cheddar, as I used)
  • 1 egg (you can skip this if you want an eggless dough, just use 2 tablespoons baking powder)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Basil, oregano and parsely to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 200º C.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, oregano, basil and salt in a bowl and mix well. Stir in the shredded cheese. Stir until cheese is coated in the flour mixture.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the milk, butter, egg and garlic. Stir well. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until just mixed.
  4. Grease a muffin pan and fill the cups 2/3 of the way full of mix. I prefer not to use cupcake liners, although you can use them if you like.
  5. Bake at 200ºC for 20-25 minutes. Serve hot.

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