Savory Kalamata Olive Muffin

Savory Kalamata Olive Muffin

These savory kalamata olive muffins are wonderful healthy snacks, and enhance many soups and salads, turning them into healthy light meals.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 large muffins


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbs fresh rosemary, diced
  • 4-6 oz crumbled feta or goat cheese (Optional)
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
  • 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes (Optional)
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tbs butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 eggs


  • Preheat oven to 375 F. Prepare muffin pan with grease and paper.
  • If using sun dried tomatoes, rehydrate in a bowl of warm water for 10 minutes before chopping.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cayenne, and pepper. Stir in rosemary, feta, olives, and tomatoes then stir to coat.
  • In a separate bowl, combine buttermilk and butter. Whisk in yogurt and eggs until almost smooth.
  • Using a rubber spatula, fold the yogurt mix into the flour mix until only just combined.
  • Divide batter evenly between cups. Muffins will rise slightly while baking, so leave some room if you don't want spillover.
  • Bake until muffins pass the toothpick test, about 25 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through. Let cool about 5 minutes in pan before removing, and enjoy!


If using standard muffin tins, increase the baking temperature to 400 F, and bake for 20-25 minutes.