Strawberry-Balsamic and Goat Cheese Muffins
 
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Recipe type: Quick Breads
Serves: 9
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 cup all-purpose, unbleached flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon soda
  • ½ cup unflavored, non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup strawberry-balsamic sauce (See note)
  • 1-2 ounces crumbles goat-cheese (depending on how much you like goat cheese)
  • Sanding or sparkling sugar for sprinkling on top
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Melt butter in microwave for one minute on HIGH. Allow to cool.
  3. Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and soda in a medium mixing bowl.
  4. Combine yogurt, egg, and melted butter in separate bowl. Add to dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. Do not overmix.
  5. Lightly fold in strawberry-balsamic sauce and goat cheese.
  6. Portion evenly into muffin pan that has been greased and floured. (I use an aerosol flour/butter mixture.) Muffin pans vary, but I usually end up with 9 smallish muffins.
  7. Sprinkle liberally with sanding sugar.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes. Allow to stand for 5 minutes before removing from pan.
Notes
To make strawberry-balsamic sauce: Chop 1-1/2 cups frozen strawberries. Place in a Pyrex dish no smaller than 1 quart. Add ¼ cup balsamic vinegar. Cook in microwave, UNCOVERED, for 6 minutes, no stirring required.
Recipe by Salad in a Jar at http://www.salad-in-a-jar.com/family-recipes/strawberry-balsamic-and-goat-cheese-muffins