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Quick and Easy Feta Muffins

These Feta Muffins are quick and easy. They are airy and light and have a perfect touch of herbs! Whether you’re having soup, salad, smoked chicken, or steak, it’s an ideal side.

There’s nothing quite like a perfect carb, am I right? Quarantine brought out all kinds of baking at my house. Were you all the same? I made instant pot short ribs and bam, feta muffins came out too.

I wasn’t just going to gain a quarantine 15 from snacking, no I had full on baking fever! It seemed like every night I was itching to make some yummy carb to go with dinner and these feta muffins are a new favorite!

A muffin with the paper muffin liner peeled back. The muffin is broken in half and you can see the herbs inside. There is a butter knife and a plate of muffins in the background.

I know there are strong feelings about feta out there. It is a strong cheese, which I happen to love, but just in case you think you aren’t a feta fan, give these a try. Feta adds the perfect bit of saltiness to these savory muffins.

Seven feta muffins on a cooling rack.

What Ingredients Do I Need to Make Feta Muffins?

No surprises here! You’ve got your standard muffin ingredients plus a few seasonings and herbs and feta, of course:

  • Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Garlic Powder
  • Feta
  • Chives
  • Parsley
 

A table top with containers of Flour, feta cheese, butter, salt, green herbs and two white eggs.

How to Make Feta Muffins

Head down to the recipe card for all the details, but here is a basic overview for making this delicious muffin recipe:

  1. Preheat oven
  2. Combine dry ingredients
  3. Combine wet ingredients
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients
  5. Add feta and herbs and stir until just combined
  6. Using muffin liners, fill muffin cups and let rest
  7. Bake
  8. Cool and serve
 

A muffin batter in a bowl with a whisk and copped parsley and chives.

A muffin tin with muffin batter in white paper muffin liners.

What Can You Substitute For Feta Cheese?

If you are absolutely anti-feta, you can try ricotta in this recipe which is a little less salty. Queso fresco can also be used as a substitute which has a much milder flavor than feta.

Can Dry Parsley Be Substituted for Fresh Parsley?

Yes! When using dry herbs rather than fresh, you want to reduce the measurement by 1/3. The flavor of dry herbs is much more concentrated so you don’t need as much. For this recipe that calls for 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley, you’ll want to use 1 teaspoon of dry (since there are 3 teaspoons in a tablespoon).

A serving bowl of feta muffins stacked on top of each other. There is a plate with a muffin that is broken in half in the background.

Can You Bake Muffins Without Paper Liners?

Yes definitely! Be sure to grease your muffin tins so the muffins can be removed easily. We like to use liners because they are a little easier to serve and then store the leftovers.

Can You Convert Muffins into a Loaf?

This muffin recipe can easily be converted into a loaf. Decrease your baking temp to 375 degrees, fill your bread pan 3/4 full, and bake for 40-55 minutes depending on the size of your loaf pan.

A plate of feta muffins in white muffin liners. The herbs in the muffins are visible.

Do Cheese Muffins Need to Be Refrigerated?

Anything made with perishable food like cheese should be stored in the refrigerator after baking to remain safe for eating.

How Long Will Muffins Keep?

These feta muffins will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days in an airtight container.

A muffin on a plate. The paper muffin liner is peeled back and the muffin is broken in half showing the herbs inside. A pat of butter is on one half of the muffin. There is a butter knife resting on the plate that the muffin is on. There is a plate of muffins in the background.

Can You Freeze Cheese Muffins?

These feta muffins freeze quite well if stored properly in an airtight container. They will be good for up to 2 months in the freezer.

How Do You Reheat Muffins?

When you are ready to eat the muffins you have frozen, allow them to thaw overnight in the refrigerator and then let them come to room temperature before serving. If you prefer them warm, you can warm them up in the oven (wrap in foil and bake at 300 degrees for 10-15 minutes) or microwave (place on a plate and cover with a damp cloth). Be sure to not overdo it though so they don’t dry out.

A plate of feta muffins in white paper muffin liners. There are a few parsley leaves on top.

Tips for Making Feta Muffins

My biggest tip for making these muffins perfectly is to not over-mix them. Over-mixing causes them to be dense and not airy and fluffy.

Another tip, or maybe challenge is a better word, is to experiment with the herbs. We love the combination of the parsley and chives with the feta, but feel free to try your favorite combination of herbs!

A feta muffin laying on a paper muffin liner. The muffin is broken in half and the delicate green herbs are visible. There are parsley leaves, a bowl of butter and other muffins in the background.

I love a savory muffin! They come together so easily, and they are perfect way to have a bread side dish with little hassle. Our kids love to make these feta muffins, and they love to devour them with dinner alongside an easy dish of green beans and potatoes! Carbs for life!

Main Dish

Need a main dish idea before you go? Try our Garlic Parmesan Chicken!

Four baked feta muffins in white paper liners. There is a bowl of chopped parsley and chives in the background.

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A plate of feta muffins in white muffin liners. The herbs in the muffins are visible.

Quick and Easy Feta Muffins

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12
Need a little bread to go with dinner but don't have time for rolls? Feta muffins are light and airy with a touch of herbs!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 3 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter softened
  • 1/2 Cup Feta crumbled
  • 3 Tablespoons Chives minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Parsley Chopped

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 400
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, garlic and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs and butter.
  • Stir the wet and dry ingredients, cheese and herbs together until they just combine.
  • Fill muffin liners in a muffin tin 2/3 full and set aside for 10-15 minutes to rest.
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes.
  • Cool for 5 minutes and serve!

Notes

Feta muffis can be frozen for 2 months.
Nutrition Facts
Quick and Easy Feta Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 158mg7%
Potassium 161mg5%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 229IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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4 comments

  • Oh my, I can eat this by the spoonful.

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    • Right?! They are so good!

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  • Is the butter melted?

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    • Hi Liz! No, just softened. I’ll make that more clear in the recipe card. Thank you!

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