Sun-Dried Tomato, Basil, and Parmesan Muffins

by Shawnda on April 1, 2009

in Freezer Friendly,Muffins and Scones

[Take a large, super unlady-like bite of muffin.]

[Lick fingers, wipe on jeans.]

[Enter a witty antedocte that somehow relates to food and marriage.]

[Or not.]

[Click Post.]

Another batch of savory muffins using the “master recipe” from 1 Mix, 100 Muffins. I loaded these muffins with sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, and a mound of Parmesan.

There were 12. And now there are none. Sometimes things (and math!) really are that simple.

Sun-Dried Tomato, Basil, and Parmesan Muffins

The perfect savory muffins studded with sundried tomatoes, basil, and parmesan


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Coarsely ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 large eggs, room temp
  • 1 cup buttermilk, room temp
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 3/4 cup "sun-ripened" tomatoes, chopped*
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus additional 1-2 Tbsp for garnish
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chiffonade


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan or line with paper liners. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper into mixer bowl.
  2. Lightly beat eggs and add to mixer bowl. Add buttermilk, melted butter, tomatoes, basil, and Parmesan cheese. Mix on medium speed until just combined - do not overmix.
  3. Scoop the batter into the muffin pan. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake for 20 minutes, until well risen, golden brown, and firm to the touch.
  4. Let muffins cool 5 minutes in the pan before removing. Serve warm or cool completely and store covered for 3 days.
  5. * I always buy "sun-ripened" tomatoes. Moisture-wise, they're a happy medium between tomatoes packed in oil and the completely dehydrated tomatoes that you have to recharge with hot water. You can eat these straight from the package :) If you have oil-packed tomatoes, drain the oil (the original recipe called for the reserved oil to supplement or replace the butter). If you use completely dry tomatoes, I'd recharge them a bit to soften them.


Yields: 12 muffins

Adapted from 1 Mix, 100 Muffins

Estimated time: 35 minutes


{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 chris April 1, 2009 at 5:14 am

Savoury muffins, huummm, yummy!!!
Your post made me laugh [still laughing] :)


2 VeggieGirl April 1, 2009 at 6:06 am



3 Melissa April 1, 2009 at 7:28 am

This recipe involves everything that I love. 1.) It’s a muffin 2.) The chewy sweet sun dried tomato 3.) A salty punch from parmesan. Ohhhhh! I want to eat these NOW!


4 Carrie April 1, 2009 at 7:47 am

These sound wonderful! All of my favorite ingredients.


5 ash April 1, 2009 at 9:47 am

i am not a big fan of sun dried tomatoes but these look just gorgeous!


6 Jennifer April 1, 2009 at 10:17 am

Wow, those look unbelievable. Printing the recipe now and wishing I wasn’t at work so I could bake them!


7 Dave Jones April 1, 2009 at 10:40 am

What a great post….this sounds really delicious and quite unique…..I’m gonna try it soon.


8 Erin April 1, 2009 at 3:11 pm

What a great combination of ingredients! These look beautiful and delicious!


9 PenniesonaPlatter April 1, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Yum!! That muffin looks SO good! And, I loved your witty post.. :)


10 Chocolate and Toast April 1, 2009 at 4:35 pm

OH. YUM. I cannot believe I missed the original muffin mix post. And now, I must muffin. Thanks! ;)


11 Treehouse Chef April 2, 2009 at 6:59 am

Wow! What a great recipe! These muffins have all of my favorite ingredients!


12 Abby April 2, 2009 at 10:28 am

I love savory muffins – they always make everybody happy at the table!

Plus these are GORGEOUS.


13 Christy April 3, 2009 at 6:22 am

Mmmm, I love savory muffins and am always looking for new and exciting recipes to try. Your muffins look delicious!


14 Rec(ession)ipes April 3, 2009 at 11:01 pm

What a great shot!


15 Julie April 7, 2009 at 2:53 pm

I never make savory muffins (although I consider cornbread one of life’s staple foods!). When it comes to baking, my sweet tooth often wins out, but these look so good.


16 Carolyn the Canuck April 24, 2009 at 1:38 pm

I absolutely loved this entry! I can’t even think of anything better to say than that. Thank you.
(Found you looking for diabetic treats for brides… found your Chocolate Crinkle cookies, thanks for that!)

– a diabetic wedding planner


17 wendy January 28, 2012 at 6:55 am

i am making these now for our neighborhood progressive dinner tonite.


18 Deanna July 24, 2013 at 2:26 am

Good info. Lucky me I found your blog by chance (stumbleupon).
I have saved as a favorite for later!


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