Authentic Caribbean Garlic-Onion Dinner Muffins Recipe - Perfect for Any Occasion

Garlic-onion dinner muffins

Authentic Caribbean Garlic-Onion Dinner Muffins Recipe - Perfect for Any Occasion
Region / culture: Caribbean | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes | Servings: 12 muffins


Garlic-onion dinner muffins
Garlic-onion dinner muffins

Garlic-onion dinner muffins are a savory and delicious addition to any meal. These muffins are packed with flavor from the garlic and onion, making them a perfect side dish or snack.


The combination of garlic and onion in muffins is a classic flavor profile that has been enjoyed for generations. These savory muffins are a great way to add a twist to traditional dinner rolls or bread.


How to prepare

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, butter, garlic, and onion.
  4. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the egg mixture. Stir together using gentle strokes, being careful not to overmix. The batter should have some small lumps.
  5. Pour the batter into lightly greased muffin tins, filling them about 0.67 full. Bake for 20 minutes.
  6. To check for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center of a muffin. If it comes out clean, they are done. Remove the muffins from the tins and place them on a wire rack to cool slightly before serving.


  • Add in shredded cheese for a cheesy garlic-onion muffin.
  • Mix in herbs such as rosemary or thyme for added flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure not to overmix the batter, as this can result in tough muffins.

- You can customize these muffins by adding in other ingredients such as cheese, herbs, or spices.

- Make sure to dice the garlic and onion finely to ensure even distribution of flavor throughout the muffins.

Serving Suggestions

These muffins are best served warm with a pat of butter or a drizzle of honey.

Cooking Techniques

Be sure to preheat the oven to ensure even baking.

- Use a gentle hand when mixing the batter to avoid tough muffins.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use whole wheat flour in place of all-purpose flour for a healthier option.

- Substitute almond milk for dairy milk for a dairy-free version.

Make Ahead Tips

These muffins can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Presentation Ideas

Serve these muffins on a platter with a sprinkle of fresh herbs for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

These muffins pair well with soups, salads, or as a side dish to a main course.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover muffins in an airtight container at room temperature. To reheat, simply warm in the microwave for 20-30 seconds.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each muffin contains approximately 180 calories.


Each muffin contains approximately 20 grams of carbohydrates.


Each muffin contains approximately 6 grams of fat.


Each muffin contains approximately 4 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Garlic and onion are both rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin B6, and manganese.


These muffins contain dairy (butter and milk) and eggs.


These garlic-onion dinner muffins are a tasty and satisfying side dish that provides a good balance of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.


Garlic-onion dinner muffins are a flavorful and easy-to-make side dish that is sure to impress. With a perfect balance of savory garlic and onion, these muffins are a delicious addition to any meal.

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was hooked. It was a rainy afternoon and I was browsing through an old cookbook that had been passed down to me from my own grandmother. As I turned the yellowed pages, a handwritten note caught my eye. It was a recipe for garlic-onion dinner muffins, written in my grandmother's elegant script.

I had never heard of such a thing before, but the combination of garlic and onion sounded intriguing. I decided to give it a try, and so began my journey into the world of savory muffins.

I gathered all the ingredients I needed: flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, garlic, onion, milk, and melted butter. As I mixed the dough together, the kitchen filled with the pungent aroma of garlic and onion. It was intoxicating.

I poured the batter into muffin tins and popped them into the oven. As they baked, I anxiously awaited the results. Would they be as delicious as they smelled?

When the timer finally dinged, I pulled the muffins out of the oven. They were golden brown and smelled even more delicious than before. I couldn't wait to take a bite.

I took a muffin from the tin and split it open. Steam rose from the fluffy interior, and I could see bits of garlic and onion peeking out. I took a bite and was immediately transported to flavor heaven.

The garlic and onion were perfectly balanced, adding a depth of flavor that I had never experienced in a muffin before. The texture was light and airy, with a slight crunch from the onions. It was like nothing I had ever tasted before.

I knew then that this recipe would become a staple in my kitchen. I made it for family gatherings, potlucks, and just for myself on lazy Sundays. Everyone who tried it raved about the unique flavor and begged me for the recipe.

Over the years, I have tweaked the recipe to make it my own. I added a sprinkle of cheese on top for extra flavor, and sometimes I even throw in some bacon for a savory twist. But the core of the recipe, the garlic and onion, remains the same.

I often think about where this recipe came from. Did my grandmother create it herself, or did she learn it from someone else? I like to imagine her standing in her own kitchen, mixing the ingredients together with love and care.

I have since shared this recipe with my own grandchildren, passing on the tradition of garlic-onion dinner muffins to the next generation. I hope that they will enjoy making it as much as I have, and that it will become a cherished part of their own cooking repertoire.

As I sit here now, writing this story, the smell of garlic and onion wafts through the air. I can hear the muffins baking in the oven, and I know that soon I will be able to enjoy their delicious flavor once again.

I am grateful for the serendipitous discovery of this recipe all those years ago. It has brought me joy, comfort, and a connection to the past. And for that, I will always be thankful.


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