Woah, a Tasty Tuesday?? When was the last time I did one of these?
I made this last week and felt that I had to share. Fionn and his coworkers were working hard, so some of the wives volunteered the make some breakfast items for them. I found a recipe for Sausage-Cheddar muffins, changed it up a little bit, and sent them to work with Fionn.
Apparently they were so well received, one guy took an ENTIRE bag for himself and ate them ALL!
So, what the heck, I ought to share, right?
Recipe adapted from Forkful of Comfort
16 oz. sausage (I used turkey sausage once, then tried it with Italian pork sausage, which was more flavorful)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cold & cut into 1/2 inch pieces
8 oz. cheddar cheese, grated
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 cup buttermilk
2 green onions, chopped
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place liners in muffin tin.
Brown sausage over medium heat until cooked through. Drain on paper towel lined plate and cool.
In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, spices, cheese, and butter. Use your fingers to incorporate the butter into the flour mixture, working quickly so the heat from your hands doesn't melt the butter completely. Add cooked sausage and green onion, stir to combine. Stir in the egg & buttermilk and mix until combined.
Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins and bake in batches (if needed) until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
These are best eaten hot, but can be easily microwaved or eaten cold. Store in fridge for up to 5 days.
Did you know that if you use the metal muffin liners you don't need to use a muffin tin? They'll stand on a cookie sheet all by themselves. Cool, right? :)