Honey- & Goat Cheese-Filled Fig Muffins

January/February 2010

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Sweet figs and a filling of tangy goat cheese give a surprising twist to these hearty breakfast muffins. Make a batch of these on the weekend and enjoy them for breakfast all week long. If you’re not a fan of goat cheese, try them with cream cheese instead.

"Next time I make this recipe, I will leave out the goat cheese. It just sort of melted in the muffin and didn't look anything like the picture. I used dried dates instead of figs and added chopped walnuts, which made it really good. I...
Honey- & Goat Cheese-Filled Fig Muffins

49 Reviews for Honey- & Goat Cheese-Filled Fig Muffins


I made these and substituted with fat-free cream cheese, all egg whites, and applesauce instead of oil. They still turned out good, but healthier and probably didn't taste as good as the fattier version would...but still good enough for me. :-) Only thing I didn't like was that the cream cheese melted throughout the muffin and was hard to be found.

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Anonymous wrote 3 years 31 weeks ago

I made these again with goat

I made these again with goat cheese instead of the fat-free cream cheese and they turned out perfect just like the picture! :-)

Eh, these need a little altering

After following this recipe to a t, these muffins are okay. The goat cheese filling is not anywhere as creamy as the photo indicates, which was disappointing. Great concept, but not impressed with the end results.

Absolutely amazing!

These are my absolute favorite muffins. They turn out great every time and have a delicious combination of flavors. Trust me, the goat cheese brings it all together!

everything! These are so awesome right out of the oven with the warm goat cheese!
Great Recipe!

I have been wanting to try this recipe as soon as I read it, it looked so interesting & unusual. Well, it exceeded my expectations! The zesting and fig chopping were well worth the effort. I shared them with some friends and one reported, "I think this is the best muffin I've ever tasted!" I did mix whole wheat and unbleached, used the goat cheese and just 2 tablespoons of cream cheese to mellow the goaty flavor a bit. I also like the idea of adding walnuts, perhaps chopped & mixed with a little of the sugar on top!

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Anonymous wrote 3 years 43 weeks ago

What flour did you use? I

What flour did you use? I could use more gluten free recipes.

delicious, and good with my afternoon tea

I followed the recipe except that I did use a sweet creamy Vermont goat cheese instead of "crumbled" which almost implies feta. In any case these are excellent muffins. My only regret (gentle readers, do not make my mistake) was coating the muffin tin with cooking spray instead of using paper muffin cups. The soft cheese filling means that you cannot pull the muffins out without breaking them. I WILL use paper cups next time!

good flavor combinations

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