Chipotle Cheesy Olive Muffins

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How well can Dixie Chik write a food post right after working her first three 12 hour shifts in a row?? I’ll let you answer that.

And I want you to be honest. Seriously. I love you all for reading, by the way.

For now, I have to share a real quick rant with y’all…

I had two patients today that were not female. And they wore me out. However, I still felt so blessed to take care of them.

So, I just have to say….men are gross.



Don’t get me wrong – obviously I get that not every female patient is perfectly clean and smells like roses. Who does? I know I definitely didn’t when I gave birth to my children….

Ok, so the following bitch fest excludes my husband – seriously –  in our 7 years of marriage he has always been extremely respectful of putting down the toilet seat, closing bathroom/bedroom doors and – he very quickly got used to my habit of running water in the sink when I go tinkle/do the-no-mentions.

Y’all know what I’m talking about when I say “the no mentions”, right? #2?  I absolutely refuse to let my husband be in ear shot of me doing such things.

I would absolutely die first.

I swear to God I better not be the only one.

It’s a habit I’ve had since I was a teenager, I can’t pee within earshot of anybody, which is why I run the water. I swear if I went to a bathroom without a working sink I probably wouldn’t be able to survive.

So, in my opinion, besides my husband – men can be just plain nasty. That’s why my original plan was to be a women’s health nurse practitioner. The plan still is in place (loosely). So, gotta get my bachelors and continue on.

Sorry, boys, ya’ll have a reputation with us girls. But we do love you!!

Oh Lord – now I’m supposed to follow up with my recipe.
My dear, sweet readers, please forgive me.  I’ll beg on hands and knees.

Let’s move onto to the food.


These muffins are cheesy, olivey, almost corn muffin-like – although there’s no corn meal involved. They are buttery and crumbly. In my opinion, since this is the first time making them, they are PERFECT for something like a french onion soup or sante fe soup – to dip or EMERGE in.


They are seriously flavorful and can absorb like crazy. Lots of cheesy taste, moist and versatile.

Chipotle Cheesy Olive Muffins

Makes 36 muffins

1 3/4 cup all purpose flour

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp baking powder

1 chipotle cube – if your grocery doesn’t have, here’s a link, you will love them

3 eggs, whisked – at room temp

1/3 cup olive oil

1/3 cup milk

1 1/2 cup Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded

10 green olives, chopped

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray, or butter it up!!

In a stand mixer, combine flour, salt and baking powder and chipotle until incorporated. In a separate bowl mix the eggs, olive oil and milk; pour over the flour mixture.

Mix on low for about 2-3 minutes, until combined.

Add cheese and mix for another minute – the dough should be fairly thick.

Pour into muffin pan and sprinkle chopped olives on top. Bake 10-15 minutes, or until done! Check after about 1o to be on the safe side.

These can be wrapped in foil or plastic wrap to preserve for a few days.


Best in the first two days – melt a little butter on top and a drizzle of hot sauce.


~Dixie Chik~


  • Miz Helen
    July 16, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    I just love your flavor combination for this great recipe. Hope you have a fantastic week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Geraldine Saucier
    July 9, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    These muffins look fantastic and sound delicious:) I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for the great post!

  • Aimee
    July 9, 2012 at 7:12 AM

    These are so cute! Your photo is fantastic. Congrats on being in the top 9!

  • Dixie Chik
    July 9, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    Thanks so much!

  • DB-The Foodie Stuntman
    July 9, 2012 at 3:30 AM

    Yep. I’m a guy and can be gross but you ladies can be just as bad! Gotta admit it…

    Either way, these are very colorful muffins and congratulations on making the foodbuzz Top 9!

  • Dixie Chik
    July 9, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    LOL – love it!!

  • cindy
    July 7, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    Okay, my turn. Now those Cheesy, olive corn muffins look sooo goood, except the olive part, they are as gross as some men. I will make these and leave the olives out (I will sub in some jalapenos, instead). The really do look scrumptious!

  • Dixie Chik
    July 9, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    lol – thank you! Jalapeno substitution sounds absolutely perfect…

  • Medeja
    July 7, 2012 at 2:46 AM

    They look very cute, Im sure they taste great.. 😀

  • Dixie Chik
    July 9, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    Thanks so much 🙂

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