Recipe: Thyme Onion Muffins



Yield:  12 muffins

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme (or dried sage)
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup oat bran
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk


  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add in onion and cook 4-5 minutes, stirring several times until tender; remove from heat.
  3. Crumble thyme leaves into the saucepan and stir into the butter.
  4. Heat oven to 400°; grease muffin cups, or use foil or paper baking cups.
  5. Thoroughly mix flour, oat bran, baking powder, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
  6. Beat egg in a small bowl; whisk in milk.
  7. Add onion and herb mixture; pour over dry ingredients.
  8. Mix gently with a rubber spatula, just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  9. Scoop batter into muffin cups.
  10. Bake 20-25 minutes, until tinged with brown and no longer damp in the center.
  11. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before turning out onto a rack.


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