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“These savory muffins are great with Italian-type soups such as Pasta e Fagioli, or serve them with unsalted butter and slices of mozzarelle or provolone cheese. From a November 1985 issue of Bon Appetit in a feature that had recipes for "Sweet and Savory Muffins".”
12 muffins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Generously grease 2 1/2-inch muffin cups or line with paper baking cups.
  3. Mix first 6 ingredients in large bowl.
  4. Stir in olives and tomatoes.
  5. Crush fennel in mortar with pestle; add garlic and oregano and crush to paste, then transfer to medium bowl.
  6. Whisk in eggs, then oil, milk and sour cream.
  7. Make well in center of dry ingredients; add milk mixture to well and stir into dry ingredients until just blended (batter will be lumpy).
  8. Spoon batter into prepared cups, filling each 3/4 full.
  9. Bake until muffins are golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes; cool 5 minutes.
  10. Turn out of pan and serve warm.

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