• Lara Flanagan

Pesto and Onion Cornbread Muffins

Updated: Feb 29, 2020

I set myself the rather unrealistic goal on Thursday night (after enjoying one glass too many) of creating a new recipe once a day.  Luckily, I did not set a time frame for this goal, so I figured I would give it a shot for a little while.  So far, so good.  Day two and we have a new recipe!

I did a sundried tomato cornbread muffin recipe for my Vegan High Tea at Greendays and was amazed at how everyone loved this, so I thought I would try a different version for the kids.  It also amazes me, how after being so scathing of polenta, I have finally found a use for it that I love.

Polenta, pistachios, pine nuts and most of my ingredients come from Tenterfield Health so if in this neck of the woods make sure you pop in and say hi to Bec and the team.

This recipe was also firmly endorsed by Rissie, my harshest critic.  When I hear those words, “you know Mummy, they are really good”, I just want to weep with joy!

Pesto and Onion Cornbread Muffins

Makes: Enough for 12 Corn Bread Muffins

Pistachio Pesto

½ cup basil leaves

½ cup baby spinach leaves

¼ cup pistachios


¼ cup pinenuts

1 tablespoon of lemon juice

3 tablespoons of olive oil

Process all ingredients apart from olive oil

Add olive and process to combine

Pesto and Onion Cornbread Muffins

Olive oil

2 small onions diced

3 garlic cloves minced

1 cup flour

1 cup polenta

4 teaspoon baking powder

Salt and pepper to taste

¼ cup of pistachio pesto

1 cup almond milk

¼ cup nutritional yeast

1 ½ cup water

2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees and oil/flour cupcake/muffin tin

Heat oil and sauté onion and garlic

In bowl mix flour, polenta, baking powder and salt and pepper

To onion and garlic add pesto, almond milk, nutritional yeast, water and vinegar.

Add the onion mix to the dry ingredients and mix until combined

Transfer to muffin/cupcake tin

Add a little extra pesto on top

Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Best served warm.

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