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Savoury Sun-Dried Tomato & Olive Muffins

45 min




These muffins are the perfect savoury snack to eat on-the-go. They are filled with sun-dried tomatoes, olives and Mediterranean-inspired herbs.



45 min


10 min


35 min


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  • 1 tsp (5 mL)
    olive oil
  • 1
    large onion, chopped
  • 4
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp (1 g)
    dried basil
  • 1 tsp (1 g)
    dried oregano
  • 1 tsp (1 g)
    dried parsley
  • 1 tsp (1 g)
    dried thyme
  • ¾ cup (112 g)
    sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained, chopped
  • ⅔ cup (90 g)
    green olives, pits removed, chopped
  • 1⅓ cups (184 g)
    all-purpose flour
  • 1⅓ cups (155 g)
  • 2 tsp (9 g)
    baking powder
  • ½ tsp
  • 1 cup (240 mL)
    cold water
  • ½ cup (120 mL)
    olive oil
  • 1½ tsp (7 mL)


  1. Heat a medium pan on medium-high heat. Add the oil, onion, and garlic. Cook for 3 - 5 minutes.
  2. Add the basil, parsley, oregano, and thyme, and cook for 3 minutes. Then add the sun-dried tomatoes and olives, cooking for another minute before removing from the heat. Let cool slightly.
  3. Lightly grease a muffin tin and preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C)*.
  4. To a large bowl, add both flours, baking powder, and salt. Mix well. Then add the water, olive oil, and vinegar. Mix until partly combined.
  5. Then add the onion and sun-dried tomato mixture from the pan to the bowl and gently fold in until just combined. Careful not to over-mix.
  6. Divide the batter between the muffin tin wells. Place an olive on top if desired and bake on the center rack of the oven for 22 - 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  7. Let the muffins cool slightly before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely. Enjoy!


  • * We used top and bottom heating (not fan-assisted/convection).


  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 day, or in the freezer for up to 1 month. We recommend re-heating before enjoying.

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Grains & Starches 26%

all-purpose flour

Proteins 26%

chickpea flour

Fruits & Veggies 48%

large onion

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sun-dried tomatoes in oil

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Nicole Mostofa - May 12, 2024, 6:26 p.m.

My mix only yielded 11 and they did turn out dry, even though I tend to put a little bit less of the dry ingredients and a little bit more of the wet ingredients. I cooked for only 22 minutes.

Nicole Mostofa - May 12, 2024, 6:27 p.m.

Tasted good

Nicole Mostofa - May 22, 2024, 7:01 p.m.

I might need to do a lower temperature for a longer time. I have an oven with top and bottom heating (not fan assisted or convectional). My oven thermometer reads the temperature to be lower than set temp. But my onions and tomato peel near the outside of the muffin gets slightly burned and leave a sligh bitter taste (both times I made these).

Sofia Henriques - April 30, 2024, 10:16 a.m.

Best muffins ever. Love them so much.

Marguerite De Valois - April 26, 2024, 4:55 p.m.

Excellent. J'adore. Valeur sûre pour les piques niques et apéro dinatoire

Sara from Denmark - April 7, 2024, 7:11 p.m.

These are great: easy to make, taste delicious and very filling.
I use them as easy meal prep lunch and I always look forward to lunch. Yum! ❤️

Katarina - March 29, 2024, 12:18 p.m.

These muffins are so good! I've made them many times already because I enjoy them so much. The last few times I made some extra sundried tomato and herb mixture and reserved a bit of that before I added in the olives, and made a super satisfying hummus based pasta sauce out of it by just adding some watered-down hummus and lemon juice.

PUL Team - March 29, 2024, 10:05 p.m.

Mmm a hummus-based pasta sauce sounds incredible, Katarina! So glad you're enjoying the recipe 🤗

Phillipa - Feb. 21, 2024, 12:17 p.m.

So tasty and also really filling so I don't find myself wanting to snack. My toddler loves them too.

Laila - Feb. 10, 2024, 9:05 p.m.

These are a staple in our home.
I use whole grain flour and add 1-2 tablespoons ground flaxseed. Therefore I also add 0,5-1 dl extra water.

PUL Team - Feb. 11, 2024, 12:54 a.m.

Thanks for sharing your experience with the muffins, Laila!

perla - Feb. 10, 2024, 1:55 a.m.

I can’t seem to find chickpea flour at my local store. Is there a way I can make it at home? :)

PUL Team - Feb. 10, 2024, 6:24 p.m.

Hey Perla, in case it helps often we have more luck finding chickpea flour at our local international grocery store. Otherwise, you can make chickpea flour by grinding dried chickpeas in a high powered food processor until they form a fine powder. Sieve the powder to remove any larger particles, and voila, homemade chickpea flour is ready to use 🤗

Laila - Feb. 10, 2024, 9:08 p.m.

Look for Gram flour where they sell foods from Middle East, India or Asian groceries.

I most often just make my own of dried chickpeas which I grind in my blender until fine flour.

My friend didn’t manage this due to her blender not being as strong as mine (Vitamix).

Neena - Jan. 5, 2024, 6:59 a.m.

Second time making these. So easy and delicious.

Evangelia Kousathana - Dec. 4, 2023, 3:56 p.m.

These are amazing!! So flavourful and easy to make. My local grocery store did not have chickpea flour so I substituted for almond flour and they turned out delicious! Perfect savory breakfast which I will be adding to our repertoire. Highly recommend!!

PUL Team - Dec. 5, 2023, 9:04 p.m.

Thanks for the tip that almond flour worked well in the muffins, Evangelia! Your recommendation means a lot 🥰

Alicia Reed - Nov. 13, 2023, 8:30 p.m.

A very tasty savory breakfast! Mine turned out a little dry, I may have folded it too much 😬

Maja - Nov. 13, 2023, 5:50 p.m.

It’s my second time making these, absolutely love them! But this time I subbed sun-dried tomatoes (as I was all out) for small cubed feta cheese, same weight in gms, and baked the whole thing in a square 20x20cm tin in my air fryer. Once baked, I cut them into squares and served with sriracha on top (in fancy lines, as you’d see on cake 😂) and it was so so good! I want everyone I know to try them.

PUL Team - Nov. 13, 2023, 10:27 p.m.

Ooo this sounds incredible, Maja, thank you! They're one of our favourite savoury muffins which I'm now keen to try as a cake 🤩

Maja - Nov. 14, 2023, 8:48 a.m.

I hope you do try 😊 and in case this is helpful to anyone, your “spiced walnut and fig muffins” recipe also works perfectly baked in the 20x20cm tin (my airfryer can accommodate this size tin, but not cupcake cases). I can’t get enough of these two recipes ❤️

Laila - Feb. 10, 2024, 9:20 p.m.

That’s a great tip! I bought the Instant Pot Pro Crisp with an air fryer lid in addition to the standard pressure cooker lid.

My daughter and I immediately tried out these two recipes to test its baking abilities. Apart from a bit to crisp at the top, they turned out great! But I struggled with the silicone single muffin molds as they fell sideways on the tray. I guess I should check out Amazon for a silicon cake mold instead😊 They should probably work for both recipes.

We always use whole grain flour in our baking and add some extra ground flax (“flax egg”) and water. It works well.

Lalechère - Nov. 1, 2023, 6:03 p.m.

Bonjour, très bonne recette que j'ai suivi à la lettre, j'ai du rajouter 4 mn de cuisson, mais j'ai mis mon four en traditionnel et non pas en chaleur tournante. Le moelleux du produit est vraiment agréable.

catherine - Nov. 1, 2023, 2:46 a.m.

These are amazing! I subbed gluten free all purpose flour and they turned out perfectly. Love!

Bex - Aug. 28, 2023, 1:34 p.m.

These are lovely! I made them exactly as per the recipe and they turned out really well. Next time I will use half a teaspoon of thyme instead of a whole one as I can't really taste the other herbs in this batch but that's the only thing I'd do differently.

effy - Aug. 2, 2023, 5:15 p.m.

Just made these and they are amazing!! I was hesitant to get chickpea flour because I've never used it before but it was so worth it! it adds such a nice flavor.
I also used the oil from the tomatoes in the dough instead of some of the olive oil

PUL Team - Aug. 2, 2023, 6:39 p.m.

Yayy we're thrilled the muffins were enjoyed, Effy, thank you for sharing your experience with it 🥰

Katie - July 20, 2023, 1:02 p.m.

Absolutely loved the taste of these, thank you Sadia for an amazing new recipe to have on repeat :) one question though, they turned out on the crumbly side and since I’m not the most experienced baker, I can’t figure out why 😅 what would you recommend for next time? Thank you!

PUL Team - July 25, 2023, 12:39 a.m.

Hey Katie, so happy the muffins were enjoyed! Sometimes baked goods end up crumbly if they have too much dry ingredients compared to wet. In case you used cup measurements, it can help to ensure that the flour isn't too packed in the cup, but rather, gently spooned into the measuring cup and levelled. This will ensure that not too much flour is added. Gently folding the sun-dried tomato mixture through the dough rather than stirring can also do wonders. We hope this helps for now 🙌

Katie - July 31, 2023, 12:04 p.m.

Thank you for your reply. I am about to make them again and follow your advice! ♥️

Laila - Feb. 10, 2024, 9:27 p.m.

I had the same issue in the beginning and thought it were due to the fibers in my whole grain flour soaked up more water, so I added 0,5 dl water and 1 tbls ground flaxseed, which has worked well for me except when baking at another house. There the flour was stored a longer time and seemed to have dried out even more, so they got crumbled again. So I guess many things can affect the result of the texture, but luckily they taste just as well anyways 😊

Sarah - July 8, 2023, 6:29 a.m.

My absolute favorite recipe I've made yet. I have made these so many times now I've lost count and I crave them all of the time. I have made them with sundried tomatoes and on accident, sundried tomato bruschetta (which is now my favorite way to make them). I love to freeze half of my batch since I'm cooking for one. Perfect on the go snack!

PUL Team - July 8, 2023, 7:10 a.m.

Oh you're too kind, Sarah, thank you! 😃

Natálie - July 5, 2023, 6:50 p.m.

Made a batch of these for my bus-trip from Czech republic to Scotland and they went gone in an instance. Loved this!

PUL Team - July 6, 2023, 8:05 a.m.

Woop woop! Safe travels, Natálie ✨

Ash - June 11, 2023, 8:32 p.m.

Really nice recipe. Thanks

Khush - May 2, 2023, 3:15 p.m.

hi Sadia, is there anyway to make this recipe gluten free? I was thinking of swapping out the plain flour and using the same quantity of chickpea flour instead - what do you think? need to make for a surprise office birthday potluck on Thursday!

ps. thanks for the consistently soul-soothing dishes and videos :) my friends and I are FANS.

PUL Team - May 2, 2023, 8 p.m.

Hey there, Khush, thanks for the question and kind words! We've had a few positive reviews with gluten-free flour although are unsure which type was used. A mix of gluten-free flours generally works better than using just one gluten-free flour on its own. If the dough is too wet, you could add more flour. Let us know how it goes if you experiment with it 🤗

Farah - April 26, 2023, 8:25 p.m.

The best!

Julie D - April 23, 2023, 10:54 p.m.

I’m intrigued by the idea of savoury muffins but I don’t like olives 😟. Is there something that you could suggest as a substitute?

PUL Team - April 24, 2023, 4:56 a.m.

Hey there, Julie! We haven't tested them out but some other ideas include pickled onions, tomatoes, or red peppers. We hope you enjoy the recipe if you're able to give it a try 🤗

Julie D - April 24, 2023, 6:22 p.m.

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll let you know what it's like.

Guadalupe - April 26, 2023, 1:12 p.m.

My partner also hates olives so I just added some extra sun-dried tomatoes and it's delicious.

Julie D - April 26, 2023, 3:54 p.m.

Thanks Guadalupe. Not only is that just the easiest answer but it's nice to know somebody has tried it already. Appreciate you taking the time to let me know.

Katharina - March 23, 2023, 8:51 p.m.

I recently made a batch of these for my colleagues (as a little thank you) and my partner (for his to-go lunch)... I didn't even try them before packing them up, because I was so certain they'd be fantastic, as all of your recipes so far have been in my opinion. My partner was sceptical of this move at first, but changed his opinion as soon as he tried them and then realized whose recipe I was using... we both loved everything so far. These savoury muffins are delicious.

PUL Team - March 24, 2023, 5:16 p.m.

Oh it means so much, Katharina! Thank you for the glowing review and support 🥰

Pravita - March 8, 2023, 7:55 a.m.

Thank you for this amazing recipe, Sadia. It was so delicious and very filling. Just had a question, would it be alright to make this as a big pie or frittata style instead of a muffin? Just curious...

PUL Team - March 8, 2023, 6:43 p.m.

Hey Pravita, so glad it was enjoyed! We've heard positive reviews when making this recipe in a sheet pan or loaf so imagine you could. The baking time will change so just be sure to keep a closer eye on it and bake until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Just in case you're interested and haven't already seen it, we also have a frittata recipe here:…

Martunia - Feb. 13, 2023, 11:03 p.m.

Love these! I make them whenever I have to use up olives and sun-dried tomatoes in oil. I l particularly like to enjoy them for a savory breakfast. They are very easy to make and so delicious!

PUL Team - Feb. 14, 2023, 7:51 a.m.

So glad the muffins are being enjoyed, Martunia, thank you 😃

Archa - Feb. 8, 2023, 11:03 p.m.


Is it possible to substitute chickpea flour with gram flour (split chickpea/Chana dal) also known as Basen in Hindi? Please reply. Thank you

PUL Team - Feb. 9, 2023, 7:50 p.m.

Hey Archa, we haven't tested it out but imagine you could! You may need less liquid because gram flour made from chana may have a finer consistency 🙂

Shuchita Tripathi - May 11, 2023, 8:46 p.m.

I thought chickpea flour is besan. I have always been using besan and whole wheat flour (atta) to make these.

PUL Team - May 11, 2023, 9:12 p.m.

Hey Shuchita! Our understanding is that besan is made from chana dal or split brown chickpeas, whereas chickpea/garbanzo flour is made from white chickpeas 🙂

Kerstin - Feb. 5, 2023, 11:29 a.m.

These are sooooooooo good! I often have them in the freezer for a quick to go snack that’s savory! YUMMY!!!

Gosia - Jan. 19, 2023, 10:41 a.m.

These are absolutely delicious! I made them last night because I have a long day today and needed something quick for the road. I did not have chickpea flower and it was too late at night to grind it :D So I used a combination of some all-purpose, oat, millet and amaranth flours, which gave them a nice, sand-like texture but still not dry. Again, a very adaptable recipe - I really like that.
I always have sun dried tomatoes at home because I make a batch myself in the summer. I added some oil from them to the muffins to boost the flavour. They taste great hot and cold :)

PUL Team - Jan. 20, 2023, 5:07 a.m.

Hey there, Gosia, thanks a bunch for sharing your experience with it! What an interesting combination of flours. So glad the muffins were enjoyed and hope your long day went alright 😃

Ana - Jan. 16, 2023, 12:34 p.m.

This recipe is very loved by my boyfriend now.
I added some smoked paprika powder to the dry ingredients. And some chili flakes to the onion mix in the pan.
It turned out amazing!

I was reading the comments, and some people have very interesting/smart swaps for your recipes.
Is it an idea to make an episode about it on YouTube?

PUL Team - Jan. 18, 2023, 12:14 a.m.

Oh so lovely to hear, Ana, and thanks for the idea! We've noted it down 😃

Leila - Jan. 4, 2023, 3:33 a.m.

So tasty! I used Bob's Red Mill 1:1 GF AP Flour blend and it worked delightfully. I brought them to a dinner party and they were gobbled up so fast. Whenever I make them, they don't stick around long!

PUL Team - Jan. 4, 2023, 12:12 p.m.

I'm so glad to hear everyone enjoyed it, Leila! And thanks for sharing the GF sub for those who need it 🤗

Nadya - Dec. 22, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

Hi, PUL Team!
What may I substitute the olives for (apart from the swaps suggested in the ingredient box)?

PUL Team - Dec. 22, 2022, 11:02 p.m.

Hey Nadya we haven't tested it out but some other ideas include pickled onions, tomatoes, or red peppers 🙂

Nadya - Dec. 23, 2022, 7:33 a.m.

Thanks for the answer!

JennyL - Nov. 6, 2022, 10:27 p.m.

We tried these yesterday and it was so delicious and adaptable, we used yellow bell pepper to replace some of the tomatoes and it still worked out great. They taste like pizza! We’ll be making these often, what a great breakfast/snack option! Thank you, PUL team!

PUL Team - Nov. 7, 2022, 7:24 a.m.

Ooo a lovely idea, JennyL, thank you for sharing your experience with the muffins ☺️

Helena - Nov. 2, 2022, 10:35 a.m.

I have made these muffins many times now and every time I'm surprised by how much I love them. Thank you so much for this recipe!

PUL Team - Nov. 2, 2022, 10:17 p.m.

So glad they're being enjoyed, Helena!

Ann - Sept. 8, 2022, 12:57 p.m.

I make a variation of these at least once a month! Great recipe!

Dora - July 21, 2022, 3:30 p.m.

Hi there, PUL team!
I'm a bit late as it has been over a week since made these, but I didn't want not to comment. Not having a muffin tin, I used The Spruce Eats' tip to convert these in a quick bread, and I can tell you, I was not disappointed! It turned out to be a delicious foccaccia-like bread 😋 The chickpea flour was definitely a nice taste-wise. I think I'll make it again in not so long ahah

PUL Team - July 22, 2022, 7:27 a.m.

Hey there, Dora, oh that sounds delicious! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with it 😃

Louan - July 10, 2022, 8:03 p.m.

I've made these a few times, they taste great and were pretty easy to make. The last time I made them, I swapped out the olives and sun dried tomatoes for chopped Kimchi, spring onions and cheese. Also tried baking the mixture in a loaf tin in my airfryer. It worked really well! Thanks!

PUL Team - July 10, 2022, 9:37 p.m.

Mmm lovely ideas, Louan, thanks a bunch for taking the time to share 😃

Luna - July 5, 2022, 11:12 a.m.

I've made these twice now, and although we adore the taste of them they are very wet on the inside. I was wondering if you could help me to figure out why this happens. Thanks in advance!

PUL Team - July 7, 2022, 1:28 a.m.

Hey there, Luna, when the inside of muffins is wet it sometimes means the muffins didn't have enough time to fully bake through. Every oven is different so it could help to turn down the temperature a tad and let the muffins cook for longer if the outside is well-done but the inside is still mushy. If the outside is also soft too though, it may help to increase the heat a touch. Ensuring the muffins are in the middle rack can also make sure the heat evenly hits the muffins if you don't have a convection oven.

Aside from the heat and cooking time, allowing muffins to cool in the tin can promote a soggier texture if the internal steam can't escape. Be sure to let the muffins cool slightly before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely to avoid this. We hope this helps for now, Luna 🤗

luna - July 7, 2022, 10:22 a.m.

thank you! I'll test it out :)

Rajni - June 15, 2022, 11:37 a.m.

These muffins are soft, tasty, and just - so good! I have not made these in a while, but I love how simple they are to make. I would love to see more of these savoury muffins, especially now that I work in shifts and have short breaks! If you like sun-dried tomatoes and olives, you will like these.

PUL Team - June 17, 2022, 7:12 a.m.

So happy to hear, Rajni, and we'll note down the request for more savoury muffins! Hopefully, soon we can share more 🙂

Amanda - June 13, 2022, 7:27 p.m.

My partner and I LOVE these muffins. We're both fans of savory over sweet and these have quickly become a favorite go-to breakfast and afternoon snack option. I've made this recipe upwards of ten times now and keep the ingredients on hand for when we get a craving.

PUL Team - June 16, 2022, 2:06 a.m.

Woohoo! We're beyond happy to hear the glowing feedback, Amanda, thank you 🙂

Anu Gayathri - June 12, 2022, 9:14 a.m.

These muffins are delicious! They are easy to make and works well for a go to snack ❤️

Claire - April 5, 2022, 3:27 p.m.

Delicious, I made a first attempt with a pre bought mix of gluten free all purpose flour replacing like for like and gram flour. They turned out great but the dough was very wet. I just made a second batch with normal and gram flour, and the dough is a much better texture. I think I'll up the gluten free flour next time I need a gluten free version.

PUL Team - April 5, 2022, 9:11 p.m.

Thanks a bunch for taking the time to share the insight, Claire, it means so much!

Hristina Muzeva - April 4, 2022, 12:17 p.m.

1 of my favorite. Easy to cook and delicious.

Mahima Kalla - March 16, 2022, 7:21 a.m.

Hi Sadia, I am looking forward to trying this recipe. I don't usually like savoury muffins because of their strong egg flavour. I am wondering if I can use the atta flour for this one? (the whole wheat four used to make traditional Indian chapatis?) Also, wondering if you have any serving suggestions? e.g. eating it toasted with butter.. etc. any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!

PUL Team - March 17, 2022, 4:53 p.m.

Hey Mahima! Thank you for the questions. Were you hoping to use atta flour in place of both the all-purpose flour and chickpea flour, or just one? We haven't had a chance to test it out, although imagine you could use it in place of the all-purpose flour. Atta flour tends to have a lower protein content so we're not confident it can also be used in place of the chickpea flour as well without impacting the texture of the muffins. Do let us know if you experiment with it though 😊

As for serving, we've enjoyed this one on its own, or with some plant-based margarine, a side of vegetables with dip, plant-based cheese, or a bowl of soup. The possibilities are endless!

Shuchita - April 14, 2022, 10:16 p.m.

Hey Mahima. I tried this recipe with Atta instead of refined flour (maida) and it was delicious. A little different than using refined flour but still delicious. And I served it with tomato chutney (tomato, cilantro, green chillies, a clove of garlic and salt -> blend) . This is now easily one of my favorite recipe from this channel.

Mahima kalla - April 15, 2022, 1:42 a.m.

Oh great to hear! Thank you !

PUL Team - April 15, 2022, 5:22 a.m.

Mmm that sounds lovely, Shuchita, thanks a bunch for the insight 😍

Mahima Kalla - May 29, 2022, 5:25 a.m.

Thanks Shuchita! Awesome suggestions.. love the chutney recipe also

Kami - March 12, 2022, 2:20 a.m.

Unique- I loved them! I used GF flour w/ the besan

PUL Team - March 12, 2022, 7:20 p.m.

Thanks for the insight, Kami, we're glad they were enjoyed!

Racha - March 10, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

All my family loved it! and itreminded me of the homemade pizza we used to eat in my childhood

PUL Team - March 11, 2022, 1:51 a.m.

So glad to hear, Racha, and love the connection to your childhood 😃

susanne - March 6, 2022, 3:38 p.m.

i just made them. i had no sun dried tomatoes in oil so i used just dried tomatoes and only all purpose flower. the taste great

PUL Team - March 7, 2022, 5:44 a.m.

Mmm thanks for sharing your experience with it, Susanne!

Sarah - Feb. 26, 2022, 4:17 p.m.

easy, yummi, even my non-baker-me made those perfectly 😍

PUL Team - Feb. 26, 2022, 9:13 p.m.

Wooo! Major props to you, Sarah 🤗

sadie - Feb. 10, 2022, 12:40 a.m.

These look ahhhhmazing! I love that they are freezer-friendly (hello, batch cooking! ;)
Quick question: Any feedback on whether gf flour works well with this recipe? OR quinoa flour? Your site is pure inspo! :D

PUL Team - Feb. 10, 2022, 5:35 a.m.

Hey Sadie, we've had a few positive reviews with gluten-free flour although are unsure which type was used. A mix of gluten-free flours generally works better than using just one gluten-free flour on its own if you're interested. If so, here's a flour blend recipe from Minimalist Baker that might help:…. Do let us know if you experiment with it☺️

Julie - Jan. 27, 2022, 9:55 p.m.

Delicious and easy to make. My kids and my husband love them and so do I ! We had to fight to eat them. 😅
It is wonderful to have such delicious AND healthy muffins. Thank you. 🙏🏻
Please give us other recipes of savory muffins !! More and more ! 😊😋

PUL Team - Jan. 28, 2022, 5:56 p.m.

It means so much, Julie, thanks for the kind words and request. We've noted down the idea for more savoury muffins!

Maria - Jan. 11, 2022, 10:16 p.m.

Best savoury muffins ever! Thank you so much Sadia and the rest of the team for the delicious recipes.. loved every recipe I have tried so far (and I've tried quite a few!). Best thing is that they are always liked by all the members of the family (meat eaters and young daughter included)

PUL Team - Jan. 12, 2022, 4:50 a.m.

A huge compliment, Maria! We're so honoured the muffins are being enjoyed by everyone 😃

Michelle - Jan. 2, 2022, 10:27 a.m.

I've lost count on how many times I made these muffins now.
I absolutely love them and everyone I made them for was also very impressed :-)

PUL Team - Jan. 2, 2022, 6:57 p.m.

So glad they're being enjoyed, Michelle!

Anna - Dec. 19, 2021, 11:34 p.m.

5 - star recipe, love it!

Lupe - Nov. 25, 2021, 12:58 p.m.

I cannot get enough of your recipes! Well explained and delicious! These muffins are the perfect to-go snack. Thank you!!

PUL Team - Nov. 25, 2021, 6:45 p.m.

Oh, Lupe, we appreciate the kind words so much! So happy the muffins are being enjoyed☺️

Aurora - Nov. 22, 2021, 5:39 a.m.

Such an amazing recipe - you would never guess they're vegan, they almost taste "eggy". Thank you so much for all your wonderful recipes!

PUL Team - Nov. 22, 2021, 8:44 p.m.

Thank you, Aurora, for taking the time to share the kind review and for being here! It's so appreciated 🤗

Mimi - Nov. 17, 2021, 9:25 p.m.

As you support us with these delicious and easy recipes, we have also to support you at least with comments 🤗.
I am very recommend this recipe and I replaced the chickpea flour with crushed oat just because I don't have chickpea flour 😉, and tasted amazing.

PUL Team - Nov. 18, 2021, 1:30 a.m.

Aw, Mimi, thank you for the kind words and support! It means so much 💚

Laura Ruiz - Nov. 8, 2021, 8:37 p.m.

Amazing!! loved them

Andy - Oct. 30, 2021, 8:16 a.m.

Love them! Even my 2 year-old enjoys them who is very picky ☺️

PUL Team - Oct. 31, 2021, 6:27 p.m.

It's always so rewarding to hear little ones enjoying PUL recipes! So glad to hear, Andy 😊

julia - Oct. 27, 2021, 7:14 p.m.

yum!! yum!! great snack!

Kat - Oct. 19, 2021, 8:26 p.m.

I made the sun-dried tomato and olive muffins yesterday to have some hearty snacks on hand. The problem is- I can't stop eating them! SO so good, and very easy to put together. Thanks for the recipe!

PUL Team - Oct. 20, 2021, 1:06 a.m.

We appreciate this so much, Kat, and are so happy the muffins were enjoyed! Thank YOU 🙂

EJ - Oct. 15, 2021, 10:26 a.m.

One of the best recipes ever - worth trying out!! Thank you :)

Jonna - Oct. 6, 2021, 2:09 p.m.

We made these lovely olive muffins today and had them with a tomato- and lentil soup and it was delicious. My partner has celiac disease so we switched the all-purpose flour to a gluten free flour and it worked.

PUL Team - Oct. 6, 2021, 5:44 p.m.

Ooo sounds delicious, Jonna! Thank you for taking the time to share with us ✨

Mariam Toma - Sept. 19, 2021, 2:09 p.m.

Amazing Recipe, will definitely try it.

I was wondering can I replace all the flours in the recipe to Oat flour? And if yes are they the same ratio. I would appreciate it if you let me know.

PUL Team - Sept. 20, 2021, 4 p.m.

Hi there, Mariam! We can't say for certain as we haven't had a chance to test it out. All-purpose flour has gluten in it, which helps give the muffins a fluffier muffin-like texture and structure. Oat flour might not offer this, but it could be a fun one to experiment with 😃 and if you do, please let us know how it goes!

Gesa - Sept. 16, 2021, 3:25 p.m.

I thought I would try out this unusual muffin-recipe once... Since then I have made it 3 more times and the muffins were always very popular among my guests. Absolutely worth a try when you want a savoury bite! The olives, dried tomatoes and all the herbs give it such a rich satisfactory flavour!

PUL Team - Sept. 16, 2021, 5:05 p.m.

We're so grateful to hear the muffins were enjoyed! Thanks for taking the time to share, Gesa 💚

Hayley Elliott - Sept. 16, 2021, 11:56 a.m.

Hi Sadia and the Pick up Limes Team, I have now baked these muffins twice as part of a homeschooling project with my two kids. We all found them to be really tasty and yummy both times. The first time I made them with only all purpose flour as I didn't have any chickpea flour. The second time I made them I had bought some chick pea flour but I replaced the dry herbs with some fresh basil. We have been eating them for brunch. We will definitely make them again in the near future.

PUL Team - Sept. 16, 2021, 5:01 p.m.

Oh, this is so lovely to hear, Hayley! Thanks for sharing your modifications with us 🤗

Tink - March 5, 2022, 5:28 a.m.

Hiya! If you’re using only all purpose flour, was this done by upping the amount to cover the missing chickpea flour? Or was it with just the 1 1/3 cup flour? Not sure I can find any chickpea flour locally but dying to try these!!

susanne - March 6, 2022, 3:36 p.m.

i just made them today with all purpose flower and I just replaced the kind of flower and kept the amount. they taste great

Cath - Sept. 14, 2021, 6:42 p.m.

I've made these muffins twice so far - they are great. Moist, soft, and packed with Mediterranean flavours. LOVE it! <3

PUL Team - Sept. 15, 2021, 1:39 a.m.

So glad you're enjoying the muffins, Cath!

Lilla - Sept. 2, 2021, 1:08 p.m.

These turned out to be soooo good, I made it for an office party, but luckily saved 4 pieces for me and my boyfriend to enjoy as a snack the next day. :)

Natalie - Aug. 26, 2021, 2:09 p.m.

These are so delicious! I even made a cake out of the recipe and the outside turned really crispy which I really liked! <3
My boyfriend said, I need to make them again! :)

PUL Team - Aug. 28, 2021, 7:05 p.m.

Mmm love the idea to make it into a cake, Natalie! So kind of you to make it for your boyfriend too 😃

Shayda - Aug. 25, 2021, 5:54 p.m.

Wow Sadia you have done it again! Sooo delicious. Thank you so much for this recipe :)

DK ( - Aug. 24, 2021, 6:35 a.m.

I was pretty nervous while making this recipe not sure how it will come out, but oh my - these were delicious. Definitely a keeper recipe. Thank you.

PUL Team - Aug. 28, 2021, 4 p.m.

Whoop whoop! 🙌 happy to hear it, DK, thank you for sharing!

Amanda - Aug. 22, 2021, 12:33 p.m.

Delicious savoury snack. I put in the oil from the sun-dried tomato jar for extra flavour!

Luci - Aug. 14, 2021, 1:05 a.m.

I love these. It brings me joy every time I remember I have some in the freezer! Great to pull out and microwave, but even better in a toaster over post-freezer!

Zoey - Aug. 8, 2021, 7:50 p.m.

so delicious!!!!!! I tasted it and it was so good that I had to come here and tell everyone.

G - July 28, 2021, 8:50 a.m.

Love these savory muffins!

Marta - July 27, 2021, 4:59 p.m.

Just made them and they are delicious! Sharing the recipe with friends as I am sure they will love it too!

PUL Team - July 29, 2021, 2:03 a.m.

Aww so sweet of you to share the recipe, Marta, thank you!

Aenne - July 26, 2021, 1:11 p.m.

The best savoury muffins I've ever tried! I made them in batch for a picnic with friends and everyone loved them! I swapped the chikcpea flour with usual whole-grain flour and added half a can of chickpeas to still get the protein. Also highly recommended!

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 7:29 p.m.

Mmm super cool substitution, Aenne, sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing ✨

Ann - July 26, 2021, 12:01 p.m.

Love these! I make them almost every week.

Anu - July 26, 2021, 5:53 a.m.

Hi PUL! I'm going to try these soon :) Couple of questions - can these be made oil free (or at least with less oil than what this recipe calls for). If there are any oil substitutes - what could they be and in what quantity. Also, is it necessary to use apple cider vinegar or is white vinegar ok in the same quantity (as i'm out of ACV and only have white vinegar at the moment)? Thanks :)

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 7:36 p.m.

Hey Anu, thanks for the questions! We can't say with certainty as we haven't tested the muffins without oil, although we'd recommend trying half applesauce and half oil to start. White vinegar should also work in place of apple cider vinegar. Do let us know if you experiment with this one ☺️

Julia - July 25, 2021, 10:47 p.m.

These muffins are so good! Will definitely make them several more times for a snack. Thank you for the recipe Sadia!😊

Hannah - July 25, 2021, 10:32 a.m.

These muffins are the best savoury snack. They lasted quite a long time and they are best warmed in the micro wave first for a little while. Much love.

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 1:11 a.m.

We appreciate this so much, Hannah - lots of love back! 😍

Priya - July 24, 2021, 9:25 p.m.

I have tried this, specially as a snack for my two year old. We loved it.

Ioana - July 24, 2021, 6:10 p.m.

I am not exaggerating when saying that between me and my friends, we've made this recipe about 100 times. As muffins, as a loaf, in a sheet pan, in a cake pan - whether for snacks, for breakfast, or a midnight treat - no matter the variation, it never!! disappoints.

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 11:28 p.m.

Aww so wonderful to hear, Ioana, glad you're enjoying the muffins 😃

Angie - July 24, 2021, 10:28 a.m.

These are seriously SO GOOD!!!! Never would have thought of this combo and usually these ingredients are always in our pantry. Thanks!

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 9:25 p.m.

Woot woot! Super glad you're enjoying the muffins, Angie 🤩

Georgina - July 22, 2021, 11:58 p.m.

These are now a regular go to for snack prep for the week and makes an easy breakfast! Soooo delicious fresh out of the oven but I also freeze some of them and then stick them in the air fryer to heat up when I want them.. although the batch doesn’t last longer than a week. They are really delicious and different!

Sonia - July 22, 2021, 6:27 p.m.

These are amazing! Great taste, great texture. I like to make a batch and snack on them for a few days (if my boyfriend wont eat them all the same day). They stay tasty for a long time. I swap the all purpose flour for gluten free flour and that works fine as well. One of the snacks I can proudly give to my non-vegan family :)

PUL Team - July 23, 2021, 2:40 a.m.

So thrilled you're enjoying the muffins, Sonia, thank you for the review 🥰

Claire - July 20, 2021, 1:41 a.m.

These are delicious - I subbed all-purpose flour for a combination of white whole wheat and whole wheat pastry flours, which gave it a great extra nutty flavor. Thank you PUL team!!

PUL Team - July 20, 2021, 3:39 p.m.

Thank you for sharing your substitute and review, Claire, it's super appreciated 🙂

Frederike - July 9, 2021, 8:12 a.m.

Amazing recipe! When I came across this recipe, I thought it would be perfect for my 5 o clock savoury cravings, and indeed! It fills you up quite good till diner :). I made these muffins a few times already, and usually add a little more dried tomatoes and olives, 'cause I like them so much. Another plus: they stay good for a long time, and don't become dry due to the filling.

PUL Team - July 13, 2021, 7:25 a.m.

So thrilled to hear you're enjoying the recipe, Frederike! It means so much 🥰

Mackenzie B. - July 8, 2021, 7:44 p.m.

These are SO GOOD. I've noticed when working at home that I definitely feel more snacky. These satisfy that craving while so being nourishing. Thank you for creating these! My partner and I LOVE them!

PUL Team - July 10, 2021, 8:11 p.m.

We're so glad you're enjoying the muffins, Mackenzie, thank you for sharing 😃

Victoria - July 8, 2021, 7:35 p.m.

Amazing! My fiance calls these "stuffing muffins," and after he said that, I definitely agree! They are on the richer side. I used almond flour instead of chickpea flour (didn't have any) and left out the dried parsley (also didn't have any). I can't wait for Thanksgiving, I think these would make the perfect accompaniment for Thanksgiving dinner. I might toss in some corn next time to add in a hint of sweetness. Thank you for another great recipe!

PUL Team - July 10, 2021, 6:57 p.m.

What a lovely idea, Victoria! Thanks so much for the review and sharing your experience with the recipe 😃

Mia - July 7, 2021, 3:03 a.m.

great recipe! I’ve made 3x—it’s been a lovely snack to share tho my 7 year old throughout the week!

PUL Team - July 8, 2021, 6:52 a.m.

This means so much, Mia, thank you! Hugs to you and your little one 🤗

Victoria Toms - July 6, 2021, 7 p.m.

If I can't find chickpea flour is there a substitute that would work just as good?

PUL Team - July 8, 2021, 6:44 a.m.

Hey there, Victoria! We can't say for certain as we haven't had a chance to experiment with it too much, although we've heard feedback that almond flour has worked well for others 😃 Buckwheat or oat flour might be two other ideas that could be fun to experiment with. Do let us know how it goes if you end up testing it out!

Emily - June 21, 2021, 7:54 p.m.

For the dried basil, parsley, thyme, and oregano, is it okay if I use shelved spices? Or do you mean fresh ones that I dry out myself? Thanks!

PUL Team - June 22, 2021, 5:29 a.m.

Hello Emily, great question! We've taken note of this to help make things clearer moving forward 😃 We indeed meant you could use shelved spices 😊

Sarah - June 12, 2021, 12:33 p.m.

These are delicious! I made 6, using the scaling feature, and they turned out brilliant. I only had fresh basil, so added that along with the olives and tomatoes. I only made 6 to be cautious - I’ll definitely be making them again in a bigger batch to freeze. :-)

PUL Team - June 13, 2021, 12:48 a.m.

So lovely to hear the scaling feature has been handy! Thank you for the review, Sarah, and so glad the muffins were enjoyed 🤩

Renée - June 8, 2021, 7:04 p.m.

I just made these for the second time because the first batch was amazing. This time I used finely chopped soup vegetables instead of olives (which I had run out of) and they still tasted great!

PUL Team - June 9, 2021, 5:57 a.m.

A wonderful substitution idea, Renée, thank you for sharing this! 🤩

Cris S - June 5, 2021, 6:03 p.m.

These were a bit oily for my taste but I loved the creative combination of tastes and the care given to include chickpea flour as a source of protein! I'm surely interested in more such savory muffins/breads that would be balanced enough for a breakfast!

PUL Team - June 6, 2021, 12:32 a.m.

So helpful to hear, Cris! If you give the recipe another try, we'd recommend ensuring the sun-dried tomatoes are well-drained, using fewer olives or less oil to help reduce the oiliness 😊

Bronwyn - May 31, 2021, 7:19 a.m.

I have a list of recipes I’ve been meaning to try FOREVER from PUL and I finally got around to it now that I’m out of school. Thanks for you beautiful aesthetic, original content, and tried and true cooking. Love from Singapore :)

P.S. I also used almond flour, and it worked perfectly!

PUL Team - June 2, 2021, 3:38 p.m.

Woohoo -thank you for the review, Bronwyn! So happy the wait was worth it for the muffins 😃 All of the best with your studies and hugs back to Singapore 🤗

lu - May 17, 2021, 7:56 p.m.

Thank you, great recipe, I've done it a few times! Healthy but delicious! Just to say there is a mistake there for the chickpea flour in cups: it is rather 123g which is not 1 1/3 cups. Others have added as it said - 1 1/3 cups and they turned out very dry.

PUL Team - May 20, 2021, 11:13 p.m.

Hey there, lu! Thank you for the review and for mentioning this 😃 We've double-checked the USDA and cronometer databases which indicate 1 cup of chickpea flour is around 92 grams. We'll look through it more in-depth though so we appreciate the heads up and will update the recipe after confirming! In the meantime, checking the grams per portion on the nutrient label for products where possible is one idea to help ✨🌻

Marta - April 28, 2021, 1:59 a.m.

These are truly the best muffins (sweet or non-sweet) I have ever eaten, I can't believe how easy they are to prepare! I've already made them twice and both my boyfriend and my parents enjoyed them so much. All your ideas are super inspiring, Sadia. This is also really helpful that you always say what we could swap some of the ingredients for. Thank you a lot for everything that I've learnt from you! ♡

PUL Team - April 29, 2021, 1:12 a.m.

You're too kind, Marta! So glad you enjoyed the muffins and thank YOU for being part of our PUL family 🤗

Vali P. - April 18, 2021, 3:48 p.m.

I think this is the best non-sweet muffing I ever eaten.
Thank you for sharing the recipe and your valuable content on both the site and YouTube channel.
I've made already twice the recipe and the only thing I have substituted is the chickpea flour with almond flour.
It gives a touch of nutty taste, I simply love it.
Thank you PUL team!

PUL Team - April 19, 2021, 3:14 a.m.

Aww thank you, Vali, for the truly incredible review! We're so grateful for your support and the tip about almond flour 😁💝

Astrid - April 13, 2021, 4:04 p.m.

Those muffins are just delicious ! I already made them 2 times for our picnic to the beach ! And the day after we toasted them in the panini machine it was so good too ! Thank you for your work and your amazing recipes !

PUL Team - April 14, 2021, 2:56 a.m.

Ooo great idea to toast them in a panini machine, Astrid! So happy the muffins have been enjoyed 😃

Shivany - April 4, 2021, 9:01 a.m.

The best savory muffins I have ever eaten 😍 So tasty, they are very reminiscent of an Indian snack called Bonda, and I delighted that these are a healthier substitute:-) I made them 4 times already and making them again today:-) P.S I subbed gluten free flour in place of normal flour and it worked perfectly

PUL Team - April 4, 2021, 8:30 p.m.

Hey Shivany, thanks for sharing! We're so glad the recipe has been well-loved and the gluten-free flour was a success 😃

Natalia - March 30, 2021, 12:42 p.m.

These muffins are amazing! I already made them 3 times and I feel like I should always have a batch in the fridge from now on! So easy to just grab one (or more) in the morning. Also, they are great to have when an unexpected guest shows up at your door - you have something looking good and super tasty to serve :)

PUL Team - April 3, 2021, 12:19 a.m.

We appreciate this so much, Natalia, and so happy you're enjoying the muffins 😃

Jeevi - March 30, 2021, 12:11 a.m.

I never normally leave reviews, but I had to, because these muffins were delicious! Moist, fragrant and flavoursome. Will definitely be making these again, but maybe next time I’ll add some jalapeños! Thank you! ☺️

PUL Team - April 2, 2021, 11:55 p.m.

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, Jeevi! This makes us so happy to hear 🥰

Cansu - March 27, 2021, 4:16 p.m.

I made them and they are perfect! Thank you for this recipe ❤️

PUL Team - April 2, 2021, 8:41 p.m.

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, Cansu!

Lisa - March 27, 2021, 4:15 p.m.

These were soooo delicious. My flat mates and I had to try very hard not to eat them all in one day. I’m not a big fan of olives, but they were lovely in here. 😊

PUL Team - April 2, 2021, 8:38 p.m.

Thank you for the lovely review, Lisa! So glad you and your flat mates enjoyed this one 😀

Miruna - March 24, 2021, 8:01 p.m.

Hey, I really want to try them, but have no chickpea flour. Can I used only regular flour?
Thank you for the great recipes!

PUL Team - April 2, 2021, 6:09 a.m.

Hey there Miruna! That’s a great question. I imagine it would work, although the flavour will be less savoury and the texture may change a bit. If you experiment with it, do let us know how it turns out 😃

Gabrielle - May 19, 2021, 2:53 a.m.

Hey Miruna! Did you tried it with all regular flour?

Erica Boulden - June 20, 2021, 10:24 p.m.

I tried it with all purpose flour & i don’t recommend it. It turned out like a brick. It’s so heavy.

Dodie - March 22, 2021, 8:37 a.m.

100% would recommend! Instead of olive oil I used the leftover oil from the dried tomatoes because I didn't want to throw it away and they still came out great :)

Sadia - March 29, 2021, 4:10 p.m.

So glad you enjoyed it, Dodie - thanks for sharing! 🤗