Savory polenta herbed muffins

Life is not always as we plan it. Take for example yesterday. As promised I was going to share with you some delicious muffins but Comcast thought I’d be better without internet connection most of the day. 
The same I can say about these muffins.
About 2 months ago I was searching for a savory muffins recipe and stumble upon these polenta muffins. Polenta, fresh chives, basil and parsley – all in one flavorful goodness muffin. The idea of digging into them put a big smile on my face. There was only one problem, no one in my family eats polenta. I couldn’t have baked muffins just for me, what kind of wife and mother am i? 
Few weeks ago, while hubby was out I decided to give these muffins a try, just for me, half batch. Got all the ingredients out of the pantry, chopped the fresh herbs, give them a quick mix, poured into the pan and waited to bake. Everything was going by the book, except one thing : hubby came home early and the moment he saw the muffins digged into one. After he had he second one I told him they’re made with polenta. He didn’t seem to care, he love them. What do you know, he’s eating polenta!!! 
Last week I made them again. This time I went with the whole batch. There’s no turning back. I see these muffins baking in my oven at least once a month. They are a great breakfast treat or as an after nap snack for Tiffany. 
Even if you’re or not a polenta lover you’re going to love these. Promise, pinky promise. 
Yeah, they are that good!! 
To make your own muffins you have to get the recipe from my friend Cristina’s blog
That’s about it for today. Thank you all for stopping by. Hope you’re having a great day. 
Sending you lots of love,

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  1. Lizzy says

    Grrrrr on the no Internet! Those incidents drive me batty :) Or maybe I was already batty? Anyway, back to your gorgeous muffins…they look perfect. And your little beauty seems to like them, too :)

  2. Alina---Explora Cuisine says

    My husband does the same thing :)) when he sees me enjoying something he previously didn't want to have anything to do with, he strangely changes his mind and wants all of it :)) you know what they say, you always want something more when you can't have it! I've never had polenta muffins, sounds interesting! Your baby girl is so sweeeeet!

  3. Wendy Irene says

    Yay! Polenta that is such a great healthy idea! Love it. Thanks, Roxana :) Tiffany is so cute. I just want to hug her!

  4. The Harried Cook says

    Argh! I hate when those things happen… So glad you finally got the post out :) Love how this recipe sounds, and I will go check it out… LOVE the picture of Tiffany! She is absolutely adorable… Thanks for sharing, Roxana! :)

  5. 5 Star Foodie says

    Polenta muffins sound like a fabulous idea and so wonderful with the herbs too. A must try for sure!

  6. Angela@RecipesFromMyMom says

    I'm so sure these muffins would go great with soup or chili. We all like polenta at our house but don't seem to eat it often enough.

  7. The Mom Chef says

    Oh, Tiffany is adorable! Her double fisted grab proves that these are outstanding. Wouldn't your husband have liked them just as much if you simply told him they were corn muffins instead of polenta? They do look delicious.

  8. Bits of Taste says

    Hey! First time here and I found your blog is great! Full of savoury recipes! Your daughter looks so cute with the muffins!

  9. Sandra says

    Awwww you daughter is so adorable(my youngest son is standing next to me and saying awww look at that cutie pie face with muffins!:))he can say pretty impressive stuff for 4 and half:)))
    Your muffins look amazing Roxana, I love polenta and this recipe is wonderful..I got to try it!!!

  10. Kate@Diethood says

    Oh my goodness, she is GORGEOUS!!! I want to pinch her!!

    The muffins sound terrific…love the mix of herbs in there.

  11. Lemons and Anchovies says

    First of all, your daughter is too, too adorable! She looks pretty happy to have those two muffins in her hands. :-)

    Don't you just love when things turn out like that? Foods that you think would never pass muster with your family become instant favorites. Love it!

  12. sweetlife says

    Wonderulf muffins. My internet does this to me time and time again. my hubby laos does not like polenta..i should give these a try!


  13. thecompletecookbook says

    What a clever idea to use polenta for muffins and with fresh herbs must be extra nice – easy to understand by your hubby enjoyed them too and your daughter is absolutely adorable!
    :-) Mandy

  14. FOODESSA says

    Roxanna…what a great day for me to come back for a visit…I love savoury muffins…the gluten free aspect of the polenta is certainly a bonus!

    As soon as the humid days pass…I'll be cranking up my oven to give these tasty cuties a try. Thanks for sharing a treat which got the thumbs up from your dearest Tiffany and Hubby of course ;O)

    Ciao for now and flavourful wishes,

  15. Jessica says

    Can I just say that your daughter is SO adorable and cute!? I love how your whole family now thinks differently about polenta! Knew you could do it!

  16. Nami @ Just One Cookbook says

    Awww I love the last picture of Tiffany holding 2 muffins! She knows what's good and she's so lucky to have you as a mom who bakes yummy treats!

  17. Cristina says

    Hi Roxana: I'm so glad you and your family liked these muffins. It has such a great texture and flavors and fantastic for any time of the day. Thank you so much for the kind mention :)


  18. Tanantha says

    Sometimes it's better to have a guy try it without knowing what it's made from! My husband is the same way. I like herbs in these muffins and wow that polenta can be made to muffins!

  19. Junia says

    i never thought about putting polenta in a muffin! love this idea!! and your baby is adorable~~~~ 😀

  20. Elisabeth says

    Wow, Roxana! You did an amazing job with the savory polenta muffins. It almost reminds me of a cornbread, or corn muffins recipe. So moist and delicious.
    Your little daughter is so adorably cute…a little sweetheart:DDD

    I did a shoutout to you re: yeast rolls, and breads on my last post, you are one of the few yeast dough bakers that I admire so much!

  21. Magic of Spice says

    Look at that precious face…she looks like she is really loving those muffins :) They do look great and I enjoy polenta…

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