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Cottage Cheese Breakfast Muffins with Mushrooms and Feta

Cottage Cheese Breakfast Muffins with Mushrooms and Feta are one of my long-time breakfast obsessions to grab for a quick breakfast! 

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I’m impressed when I talk to people who come up with a weekly meal plan. That’s not a skill I’ve perfected, although I’m always trying to be better about having a plan for what to eat! But mostly I find myself getting obsessed with a certain dish and eating it for a few days in a row. And for breakfast, Low-Carb Muffins and Breakfast Muffins are what I eat over and over, making the muffins on the weekend and eating them all week.

One muffin I’ve loved for years is these meatless Cottage Cheese Breakfast Muffins with Mushrooms and Feta! I have several variations of this tasty muffin with cottage cheese on the blog. They’re low in carbs but have the tiniest bit of flour, or you can switch out the flour for Flaxseed Meal to make them gluten-free. These muffins are something I’ve enjoyed for years, so I’m reminding you about them for Friday Favorites this week. Hope you’ll try them if you’re a mushroom and Feta fan like I am!

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How to Make Cottage Cheese Breakfast Muffins with Mushrooms and Feta:

(Scroll down for complete printable recipe, including nutritional information.)

  1. Chop Cremini mushrooms into 1/4 inch pieces and saute in a bit of olive oil until the mushrooms are well browned and any liquid has evaporated.
  2. Mix batter ingredients, then gently fold in the cooked mushrooms, feta cheese, and sliced green onions.
  3. Divide batter equally into six large silicone muffin cups and bake 25-30 minutes.
  4. Serve hot. These can be kept in the fridge and reheated in the microwave, which is what I do when I get obsessed with them!

Cottage Cheese and Egg Breakfast Muffins with Mushrooms and Feta Cheese [found on KalynsKitchen.com]

More Recipes with Feta, Mushrooms, and Eggs:

Sausage, Mushrooms, and Feta Baked with Eggs
Scrambled Eggs with Mushrooms and Feta
Mushrooms, Green Pepper, and Feta Breakfast Casserole
Mushroom and Feta Breakfast Casserole

Weekend Food Prep:

This recipe has been added to a category called Weekend Food Prep  to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!

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Cottage Cheese Breakfast Muffins with Mushrooms and Feta

Yield 6 large muffins
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Cottage Cheese Breakfast Muffins with Mushrooms and Feta Cheese are one of my favorite things to make ahead and then grab for a quick breakfast!


  • 8 oz. Cremini mushrooms, diced into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/3 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup almond flour (see notes)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. Spike Seasoning (see notes)
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 3 T water
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 2 T sliced green onions


  1. Preheat oven or toaster oven to 400F/205C.
  2. Wash mushrooms and spin dry or dry with paper towel. Dice mushrooms into pieces about 1/4 inch.
  3. Heat olive oil in heavy frying pan, add mushrooms and cook about 5 minutes, until mushrooms are starting to brown and all liquid has evaporated.
  4. While mushrooms are cooking, combine cottage cheese, parmesan cheese, white whole wheat  flour (affiliate link) , almond meal (affiliate link), baking powder, Spike Seasoning (affiliate link), eggs, and water in large plastic bowl.
  5. Stir together with large spoon.
  6. When mushrooms are done and slightly cooled, gently stir mushrooms, Feta cheese, and green onions into batter.
  7. Spray individual silicone muffin cups or silicone muffin pans with non-stick spray if desired. If using individual muffin cups, place on cookie sheet.
  8. Fill muffin cups nearly full, dividing batter so cups are equally filled.
  9. Bake 25-30 minutes, or until muffins are slightly browned and firm. (I bake them slightly longer than 30 minutes because I like them nicely browned.
  10. Serve hot or at room temperature.
  11. Can be stored in the refrigerator and reheated in microwave. Don’t microwave more than 1-2 minutes.


Coarser almond meal will also work fine for this recipe. Spike Seasoning (affiliate link) is optional but highly recommended, or use another all purpose seasoning blend that’s good with eggs. I highly recommend Silicone Baking Cups for this recipe, either large or small. If you don’t have silicone muffin cups or tins, be sure your pan is sprayed well with non-stick spray or olive oil or you’ll have a very hard time getting these out of the pan.

Recipe adapted from Cottage Cheese Muffins at 101 Cookbooks, original recipe by Rose Elliot.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 141mgSodium: 618mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 13g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
These muffins make a good breakfast for low-carb or low-glycemic eating plans. The amount of flour per muffin is minimal, but these muffins would be phase 2 or 3 for the original South Beach Diet and wouldn’t be suitable for Keto. Use white whole wheat flour for South Beach. The muffins do contain a significant amount of fat from almond meal, Parmesan cheese, and Feta cheese, so be aware of that when planning other meals for that day if you’re following the original South Beach diet.

I really like the texture of the muffins with the tiny bit of flour. But if you need a variation that’s gluten-free I’d replace the flour with Flaxseed Meal (affiliate link).

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    36 Comments on “Cottage Cheese Breakfast Muffins with Mushrooms and Feta”

  1. Terry, I’ve used flaxseed meal mixed with almond meal which I think would work here but I don’t think I would use more than maybe 1/3 flaxseed meal to replace the almond meal. Let me know how it turns out if you try it.

  2. Kalyn–These sound great! Savory muffins are far more interesting to me than sweet ones. The almond meal was an interesting call. As another take, what about perhaps substituting flaxseed meal for its Omega-3 fatty acids?

  3. Another tasty sounding egg muffin!

  4. hmmm, what an interesting combination. crimini mushrooms and feta cheese….i must try this something. it sounds kind of delicious (although i can’t eat cheese…maybe i’ll try to sneak this pass my system).

  5. They looks delicious! I’ve been looking for a variation to the Phase One muffins. I’ll try it this week!

  6. I love this idea! I am not a huge fan of cottage cheese and like the recipes that “mask” what it is. I will have to try this one!

  7. Oh these are my kind of muffins. I love the combination of flavors here. You are having a thing for feta right now, huh? But as I love feta I am loving each recipe!

  8. What a grand variation Kalyn.
    Yes I get very excited when those small things come into alignment just so and make life perfect for just a moment.
    Beautiful photo of the mushrooms!

  9. YUM!! Never heard of Spike seasoning but sounds like something I need to add to my pantry list. These muffins are right up my alley! 🙂

  10. I love the idea of any savoury muffin so these sound and look wonderful.
    I also find using individual muffin cups easy, except mine are metal.

  11. i love muffins…especialy savoury ones, but havent tried making muffins before…will try soon, wish me luck 🙂

  12. miffins looks so cute and delecious

  13. These muffins combine some of my very favorite flavours. This recipe is going into the inbox and I will be trying this soon. Thanks so very much.

    Recipes likely to interest you in the near future from my kitchen are my savory olive and feta dinner muffins and my winter fittata with kale and goat’s cheese.

    Cheers to good eats!

  14. Life IS good. Very pretty. I’m getting a springtime urge to buy cute little dishes too.

  15. Love a savoury muffin in the morning!

  16. Kalyn, how cruel of you to post those pictures–and then the recipe! They look so yummy, and just the kind of thing to eat in the morning..and for lunch..and all during the day, because they are irresistible!

  17. Those muffin cups are really cute. And the muffins inside them look yummy.

  18. This side of the pond I only ever heard of sweet muffins. These savoury ones sound fantastic.

  19. I’m a big fan of white whole wheat flour, which seems to be less heavy than traditional whole wheat. Thanks for the idea of adding almond meal into these muffins; I wouldn’t have thought of it.

  20. Kalyn, these sound wonderful…they would be very welcome on a Greek table.