Honey Thyme Creme Fraiche Muffins

These Honey Thyme Creme Fraiche Muffins are soft, creamy and just slightly sweet with a delicate herbal aftertaste. You won’t be able to stop at just one!

These Honey Thyme Creme Fraiche Muffins are soft, creamy and just slightly sweet with a delicate herbal aftertaste. You won't be able to stop at just one!

I’m a nervous flyer. This wasn’t always the case but as I’ve grown older and developed a more acute sense of mortality, airplanes just aren’t my favorite thing. Turbulence is pretty much the worst.

These Honey Thyme Creme Fraiche Muffins are soft, creamy and just slightly sweet with a delicate herbal aftertaste. You won't be able to stop at just one!

Turbulence is like the definition of anxiety to me. There are little bumps that make me feel very unsettled. And after that first bump, I’m on edge because I have no idea if there will be more bumps or if I can relax and enjoy my book.

It seems entirely possible that at any time there could be a massive bump and everything could suddenly go to hell. And if that happens, I’m basically stuck in my seat and completely powerless to stop it.

That’s such a metaphor for life, isn’t it? Except I guess that in life there are a few parachute options I’m not likely to find while sitting in coach.

Anyway. I’m really in love with this recipe and I wasn’t expecting it to be a big deal when I threw the ingredients together. I had lots of crème fraîche sitting in my fridge waiting to be used and fresh thyme from my CSA basket.

Honey just sounded like the perfect way to bring it all together. These muffins are soft and slightly sweet with a creamy, herbal, honey aftertaste. They’re a perfect antidote to life’s turbulence.

Looking for more crème fraîche recipes?

You need to try these!

These Honey Thyme Creme Fraiche Muffins are soft, creamy and just slightly sweet with a delicate herbal aftertaste. You won't be able to stop at just one!

Honey-Thyme-Creme-Fraiche-Muffins
Print Pin Recipe

Honey Thyme Creme Fraiche Muffins

4 from 1 vote
These Honey Thyme Creme Fraiche Muffins are soft, creamy and just slightly sweet with a delicate herbal aftertaste. You won't be able to stop at just one!
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 173
Author Jennifer Farley

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup creme fraiche
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup nonfat milk

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with baking cups and lightly spray them with baking spray (you can omit the liners if you prefer but still grease the pan).
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and thyme leaves. In a separate bowl, whisk together the olive oil, creme fraiche, honey and milk.
  • Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  • Distribute the batter evenly between the liners and bake for 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 175mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2.2% | Vitamin C: 0.4% | Calcium: 8.2% | Iron: 7.1%

Recipe Troubleshooting

For help troubleshooting a recipe, please email recipehelp@savorysimple.net. I’ll try to respond to urgent questions as quickly as possible! This email address is only for recipe troubleshooting; Solicitations will be ignored.

About Jennifer Farley

Jennifer graduated from the Culinary Arts program at L’Academie de Cuisine, and has worked professionally as a line cook, pastry chef, and cooking instructor. Her cookbook, The Gourmet Kitchen, was published in 2016 by Simon & Schuster.

Affiliate Disclaimer: Posts may contain affiliate links. I am a participant in the rewardStyle and Amazon affiliate programs, which help support Savory Simple by providing me with a small commission fee when you shop through my links, at no additional cost to you.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Turbulence is the worst. I just flew back from New York and it was probably the most turbulent flight of my life (I fly all the time). Such an awful feeling. But you can eat those feelings with these muffins in the house! haha. These look perfect and so pillowy soft!

  • Just made these today. Although a little bland, they were so soft and moist in the middle. The only thing I changed was I subbed in 1/4 cup of my milk kefir (and then the 3/4 cup milk) rather than a full cup of milk. These had such a nice texture I will certainly be making these again.