Busy mornings call for easy and quick breakfast ideas. These Einkorn Cottage Cheese Jalapeño Muffins make a healthy and portable breakfast!
This original recipe for these einkorn muffins first appeared here on the blog back in 2015. While I enjoyed that one, I’ve tweaked it just slightly over the dozens of times I’ve made these for us. Minor changes, but I’m happier with these results. Plus, I’ve experimented with different seasonings, so you don’t have to necessarily put jalapeños or scallions in yours. You could have dill and chive muffins instead. It’s all up to you. I decided to skip the grated cheese because I don’t feel it’s absolutely necessary and it eliminates a step and ingredient! I usually grate my own cheese, so skipping a step is always a bonus. Ha!
I’m sure at least some of you have kids that are back in school as of last week or are going to be starting soon. That usually means early mornings with little time for breakfast. Instead of hitting up a drive-thru, how about serving these savory muffins? You can make them on the weekend, re-heat and serve. I just microwave them and serve!
These muffins are made with Einkorn flour, which if you aren’t familiar with, is the world’s most ancient wheat. Because the gluten in einkorn does not have the high molecular weight proteins that many people can’t digest, it is tolerated by some people with gluten sensitivity. Those with celiac disease should still avoid because it does contain gluten. While I don’t believe I’m sensitive to gluten, I do try to minimize the amount we consume.
The brand that I use is from Jovial Foods. I’ve only been using it for the last couple of months, but I really like the flavor of it. I’ve made Einkorn waffles using Naturally Loriel’s recipe, which is quite delicious. Baking with Einkorn flour is a little different than other flours and can be a little trickier to work with. That’s why I’ve only made quick breads with it so far, which are a little easier. I have not tried making these muffins with any other type of flour, so the results are based strictly using Einkorn flour All-Purpose flour.
Just look at those nooks and crannies. Perfect for some butter to melt into!
The goal with these Einkorn Cottage Cheese Muffins was to have a healthy make-ahead breakfast option. Again, I’m all about making real food meals not only simple, but convenient as well. The easier it is, the more likely you are to cook it and eat it.
The cottage cheese not only provides a boost of yummy flavor and protein, but also helps to keep these muffins nice and moist. Which is exactly what you want in a muffin. I buy the Kalona Supernatural brand of cottage cheese, which is grass-fed and has a good ingredient list.
*I use the If You Care. brand of large baking cups when I make these. I’ve never had any problem with these muffins sticking to the liners and just love them. No affiliation to the company, they just work plain and simple.
*Do NOT substitute Einkorn whole grain flour for the all-purpose flour. The whole grain, which is ground from whole wheat berries, absorbs more liquid than the all-purpose.
Einkorn Cottage Cheese, Jalapeno Muffins
These Einkorn Cottage Cheese, Jalapeno Muffins make a tasty and portable breakfast. Just reheat and go!
Preheat oven to 375° F.
In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and sea salt together.
In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs and cottage cheese together. Add the jalapeños and scallions and whisk until combined. Pour the wet mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients, then gently fold the flour into the egg mixture with a stiff spatula until it's smooth.
Place 8 baking cups (or grease 8 muffin slots with butter) into the slots of a 12 cup muffin pan. Evenly portion the batter out into each cup.
Place into your preheated oven and bake until the tops begin to turn golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out clean, about 22-25 minutes.
*Do NOT substitute Einkorn whole grain flour for the all-purpose flour. The whole grain, which is ground from whole wheat berries, absorbs more liquid than the all-purpose. If you or your kids don't like jalapeños, then you could use some dried dill and fresh chives instead. Or just use the garlic powder and about 1/4 tsp of onion powder for a little onion flavor without any chopping. If making ahead, you can reheat in the microwave. I have a 1000 watt microwave and it takes about 40 seconds.
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