Bacon cheddar muffins

Bacon cheddar muffins: Savoury bites for the family. Image: Marele van Zyl.

Bacon cheddar muffins: Savoury treats as an anytime snack

Indulge in a savoury breakfast bite when preparing these delicious bacon cheddar muffins. They will easily become a family favourite.

Bacon cheddar muffins

Bacon cheddar muffins: Savoury bites for the family. Image: Marele van Zyl.

Strong flavours captured in a delicious breakfast muffin. These bacon cheddar muffins are everything you would love in a breakfast bite. The combination of crispy-fried bacon and strong cheddar cheese in an oven-baked muffin is simply mouth-watering.

Preparing these delicious, savoury muffins will brighten up breakfast time. They are also an excellent option to serve at a family brunch on a Saturday morning.

Bacon cheddar muffin variations to try

Instead of bacon, you can also experiment with ham or even salami. Want to try different types of cheeses? What about trying some feta cheese and sundried tomato? The options are endless and according to your creativity.

These muffins are also an excellent snack to prepare ahead of time if you know you are going into a busy week. Prepare a double or triple batch and grab a savoury muffin or two on the way out on your busy mornings. These tasty bites are also perfect for a late afternoon snack.

Let us know in the comments of this recipe if you plan to try it out.

Bacon cheddar muffins recipe

4 from 4 votes
Recipe by Marele van Zyl Course: SnacksCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
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  • bacon (about 12 slices)

  • 1 egg

  • olive oil

  • ¾ cup ¾ milk

  • cups flour

  • ¼ cup ¼ sugar

  • 1 tbsp 1 baking powder

  • 1 cup 1 shredded cheddar cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 180⁰C.
  • Cook bacon until crisp. Drain and reserve drippings. If necessary, add oil to drippings to measure 1/3 cup total. When cooled, crumble bacon and set aside.
  • In a small bowl combine 1/3 cup of drippings, egg and milk.
  • In a large bowl combine flour, sugar and baking powder. Make a little well in the centre of the mixture. Add drippings/egg/milk all at once to flour mixture, stirring just until moistened. The batter should be a little lumpy.
  • Fold in bacon crumbles and shredded cheese.
  • Spoon mixture into buttered or paper-lined muffin pan, filling about 3/4 full.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden.


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