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Eat the Cupboard: Savory Gouda and Mushroom Muffins

If you don't think you can have delicious rich cheese on a budget, then I am here to tell you that you are wrong! Not only does this smoked gouda have a beautifully smooth feel, but it also goes a long way in these savory muffins. The sautéed mushrooms and red onion compliments them perfectly to add to the silky feel. It pairs perfectly with any salad or soup to make a well-rounded meal that will satisfy your taste buds!

Savory Gouda and Mushroom Muffins

Time: 45 minutes Makes: 12 muffins Cost per serving (2): $1.89*


One cup of Spelt flour

One teaspoon of baking powder

1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup of butter, melted

One large egg, room temperature

1/2 cup of diced red onion

227 grams of mushrooms, chopped

1/3 cup of chives, finely chopped

170 grams of Gustav smoked gouda, grated

1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F

  2. In a sauté pan, cook the diced mushrooms and red onion on medium heat. Cook until the mushrooms are translucent and the mushrooms have browned. Remove from the element and allow it to cool.

  3. In a large mixing bowl: combine Spelt flour, baking powder, and salt.

  4. Whisk the milk, melted butter, and egg in a small bowl.

  5. Add the liquids to the flour mixture and stir until blended.

  6. Fold in the grated gouda, chopped chives, and sautéed onion and mushroom.

  7. In a 12-piece muffin tray, line with muffin liners (you may want to double line each since the cheese can melt through the paper liners.

  8. Divide the batter into each lined muffin cup, then sprinkle the smoked paprika and ground black pepper on top of each one.

  9. Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.

  10. Once cooked, allow the muffins to fully cool before serving.

Consume the muffins within 7-10 days.

From the cupboard: Spelt flour, baking powder, Himalayan salt, smoked paprika, and ground black pepper

From the fridge: Milk, butter, large egg, and red onion

From the garden: chives

From the store: Gustav smoked gouda and mushrooms

Tip: Warm up the muffins before consumption to enhance that gooey texture!

What are some of your favorite pairings with meals? Do you have any go-to herbs to zest up a meal?

Until next time, stay well!


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