Roasted Garlic Cheddar Muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups all purpose flour
  • 2 Tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 Tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp butter melted
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1 Cup grated white cheddar cheese
  • 1 Large head of garlic
  • 1 Tsp garlic powder optional
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp oregano or as desired for sprinkling on top of muffins

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut the top quarter off the head of garlic so that cloves are exposed, discard top quarter.
  3. Place head of garlic on a square of foil, drizzle with 1 Tbsp. olive oil, and wrap garlic up in the foil.
  4. Place garlic in foil on a small baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, until cloves are soft.
  5. While garlic is roasting, prepare a muffin pan (12 muffins) with non stick spray or paper liners.
  6. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  7. When garlic is done roasting, squeeze the cooled pulp from the cloves into a medium bowl and mash with a fork.
  8. Whisk the eggs, butter, and milk into the mashed garlic, set aside for 10 minutes to allow flavors to meld.
  9. Add wet ingredients to dry, and stir just until combined.
  10. Gently stir in the cheese, being careful not to over mix.
  11. Fill muffin cups evenly with batter, and sprinkle with oregano as desired.
  12. Bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, until muffins have lightly browned.
  13. Allow muffins to cool in pan for 5-10 minutes before removing.