I made a major discovery. Instead of your typical coffee shop muffin (super-sweet calorie bomb), these “muffins” are more like a hand-held souffle. They are delightfully savory, with cottage cheese, parmesan, sun-dried tomatoes, and basil. They made a fantastic lunch (I’ll take two, please) as well as the easiest grab-and-go breakfast ever. Even better than their taste is the fact that they have less than 125 calories each. It’s actually kind of unbelievable.
These muffins come from the amazing Heidi Swanson at 101 Cookbooks. As I have mentioned, my best friend of the same name (Hi, Heidi!) introduced me to Ms. Swanson’s work a couple years ago and I always do a quick search on her blog whenever I am looking for a healthy meal. I am beyond thrilled to be sharing these with you, and I hope you make them as soon as you can. This is one that just shouldn’t wait.
p.s. how do you like my makeshift muffin wrappers? I never remember to buy them at the store, but parchment paper made a great (and probably cheaper) alternative!
Cottage Cheese Muffins
From 101 Cookbooks
The only change I made to this recipe was that I sprinkled the tops with a pinch of Kosher salt in addition to the parmesan. The sun-dried tomato and basil combination was to die for, and I know Tim would love it with a little prosciutto mixed in.
As Heidi mentions on her site, it would be fun to experiment with different “fillings” – I’m thinking Cotswold instead of parmesan or blue cheese and scallions, and I love her potatoes and rosemary idea……This is one for the regular rotation and I am so glad I found it.
Get the recipe on Heidi’s site: Cottage Cheese Muffins @ 101 Cookbooks