Today I thought I’d make some muffins for my husband to take to work for his breakfast this week. I had some cottage cheese that I needed to use, so I went online and found a recipe for cottage cheese muffins that didn’t sound completely terrible.

The original recipe comes from The Cottage Cheese Page from the Women’s Weight Training website. If you love cottage cheese or want to learn how to add this low-fat food into your diet, give that page a look for what appear to be some easy recipes.

The original recipe is below:

Add ingredients to blender in this order – blend after each ingredient. Bake at 375 for approx 25 minutes. Makes 6 muffins.

1 egg
1 c cottage cheese
2 T fat free half and half
1 t vanilla
1 t cinnamon
3 packets splenda
1 t baking powder
1 banana
1 c oatmeal

Here are my modifications below:

Since I didn’t have any Splenda packets, I just used flavored butter pecan coffee creamer in place of the half-n-half and sugar (2 tbsp). I figured that the creamer is plenty sweet and so left the sugar out all-together…

Next, I just doubled every other ingredient and added 1 tbsp oil since I didn’t have any Pam to spray my muffin tin. Then I blended it all with my hand blender and poured the batter in muffin tins and baked as directed (or until cake tester/toothpick pulled out clean). Doubling the original recipe resulted in 12 large muffins.

These muffins had a wonderful aroma as they baked and they looked scrumptious…..

Okay, so now the verdict — Flavor: 3 out of 5; Difficulty: 1 out of 5

  1. I baked these muffins at 375 as directed but it took 30 min until they looked done
  2. The flavor is a little bland, despite all the cinnamon and vanilla, but overall it’s not bad. I might suggest adding chopped or shredded apple pieces next time to add more flavor and texture
  3. These muffins were super moist…so much so that I practically had to use a spoon to scoop them out of the tin….this might have been because I added the oil to my version or because they should have been baked at a lower temp for about 10 min longer

I will probably make these muffins again but make the suggested modifications above, such as adding shredded apple and possibly raisins, no oil except Pam to oil pan, and bake at lower heat for longer.

Cottage Cheese Muffins 2008

I doubt my husband will enjoy these muffins much, so I’ll probably eat them at my daily coffee break since I’m not all that picky!

UPDATE:  I was wrong! My husband ate almost every single muffin! He loved them.

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