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Goats Cheese, Onion & Rosemary Muffins

These low carb savoury goats cheese muffins are just so easy to make.  I whipped up a batch in between other baking like a cooking machine!  At 4g net carb per muffin you can have more than one!  

Goats cheese and rosema

I have a cheese, onion and chive muffin which is made with coconut flour too which I find a delicious savoury treat but wanted to try some other variations on the cheese and onion flavouring.  So I threw together goats cheese, red onion and rosemary as I’ve had them together in the past and enjoyed them.  Probably in crisp form..ahem!  It’s a popular flavour combination for bread too.  Ooh, and quiches.  I feel a frittata coming on!

goats cheese and onion muffins

I used a soft goats cheese and just crumbled it into the mixture.  If you use a harder goats cheese cut it into small pieces.  Perhaps quarter of a slice.   The onion has to be slightly caramelized for this recipe but you could use a white onion if you don’t have a red onion.

I didn’t use a muffin case but greased up my tin thoroughly.  They popped out of the tin okay but if I do these again I would use a case, purely as they would look better. 

goats cheese, red onion muffins

You may need to add more water or an extra egg depending upon your brand of coconut flour, as I find the more I bake with it, the different the results can be.   My other cheese and onion muffins are probably more moist as they have more cheese in them than these.   Perhaps a touch of grated zucchini for some added moisture too?

The smell of these muffins baking was just intoxicating.   It made us impatiently pace around the kitchen and I received many questions of “are they ready yet?”.  The food tasting equivalent of “are we there yet?”.   One made it through the night like a brave solider so I can confirm that they keep well in the fridge and still taste delicious the next day.

goats cheese coconut flour muffins

 

Goats cheese, onion and rosemary muffins
Yields 6
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup (37g) coconut flour
  2. 1/4 cup (56g) butter, melted
  3. 4 eggs
  4. 1 large red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  5. 1 tblspn fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  6. 85g goats cheese
  7. 1/4 cup water
  8. 1/4 tspn baking soda
  9. 2 tblspn olive oil
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and gently cook the onion for about 15-20 minutes on a low heat until soft and slightly golden.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F degrees.
  4. In a bowl mix the eggs, water and melted butter together.
  5. Add the coconut flour, salt, baking soda and seasoning to the egg mixture and mix well.
  6. Crumble the goats cheese and add to the mixture.
  7. Gently stir in the onion and rosemary and combine well.
  8. Add more water if the mixture is too stiff.
  9. Spoon the mixture into a muffin tin, lined with cases.
  10. Bake for 15-17 minutes until the tops are slightly golden.
  11. Eat and enjoy!
Notes
  1. Nutritional Info per muffin - 192 Calories, 15g Fat, 7g Total Carbs, 4g Net Carbs, 3g Fibre, 8g Protein
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Goats cheese, red onion and rosemary muffins

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    olga
    July 7, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Angela,

    I’m so grateful for your recipes with coconut and other nutfree options as — though I love almond flour. nuts are a migraine trigger for me. I am so glad to find low carb yummies that will not trigger a disabling migraine. Thank you. Your blog is my favorite low carb cooking blog.

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      July 7, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      Awwh! Thank you so my Olga! That’s lovely of you to say!

  • Reply
    libby
    July 7, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    I think feta might work well too and as that’s all I have in my very empty refigerator at the moment it will have to do.

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      July 7, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      Definitely! A good swap!

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