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 generally like goat cheese, but didn't care for it in these.
Honey- & Goat Cheese-Filled Fig Muffins
From EatingWell: January/February 2010
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.
49 Reviews for Honey- & Goat Cheese-Filled Fig Muffins
I tried these with the cream cheese option and since I was making them for a wide range of people, changed the figs for dried strawberries I found at a specialty store. They came out AMAZING, and I am not usually the best at cooking/baking. I have had multiple requests to make them again and will probably make them on a regular basis.
*Anonymous 3/27/2010* - I'm not a fan of goat cheese either (by itself), but with the honey, vanilla and lemon zest your husband may not not believe it's goat cheese ... he might just be surprised! :D These are great muffins following the recipe just as it's written! I was a little concerned at first that the batter was so thin, but they turned out great. I'll be making them again! I also had a couple muffins that I apparently didn't put enough batter in the bottom and when I turned them out of the tins to cool there were holes in the bottom (kind of collapsed in) and you could see the cheese filling ... I just left them inverted until they were cooled and set. I also got 15 muffins from the recipe instead of a dozen :P A.D.Cool
I forgot to add that my muffins fell apart. When you put the dollop of batter, then the cheese filling, and then more batter...I guess the muffins didn't bake together. I got muffin tops and muffin bottoms.
I was able to find goat cheese already crumbled. I couldn't find figs, and I read that someone used dates, so I used those because I could find them. The cheese filling pretty much cooked out of my muffins, so they were date muffins with a little bit of white stuff in the middle. Also, next time, I will leave the lemon zest out. I must've not grated it right to "zest" it because I could clearly taste the lemon where the filling was supposed to be. Other than that, it was really good. I would try cream cheese next time and see if that cooks out or not.