Skinny Broccoli Cheese Muffins
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Skinny Broccoli Cheese Muffins Recipe

Skinny, healthy and delicious savory broccoli cheese muffins are a fun way to increase your intake of vegetables. They're yummy served alongside your favorite soup or salad. Use whatever cheese you prefer or a combination - Parmesan, Cheddar, Swiss, Feta, and Goat are all delicious.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 178
Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living


  • 1 cup finely chopped broccoli, lightly cooked, drained and cooled to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions (green onions)
  • 1/2 cup coarsely grated reduced-fat cheese


  • Position an oven rack in the center of your oven and preheat your oven to 400F degrees.
  • Line a 6-cup muffin pan with paper liners.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking powder and salt until well combined.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, olive oil, sugar, and mustard until well blended. Stir in the broccoli, scallions and 1/4 cup of the cheese.
  • Add the egg broccoli mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just blended. (The batter will be very thick.)
  • Divide the batter equally among the 6 prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle tops with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, 18-22 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Transfer the muffins from the pan directly to the wire rack.
  • Serve warm or let cool completely.

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 1 muffin
6 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
5 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
5 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
5 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Nutrition Facts
Skinny Broccoli Cheese Muffins Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 74
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.2g13%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1.6g6%
Protein 7.1g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: savory broccoli muffins