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Savoury muffins recipe

Savoury muffins recipe

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  • Cheese muffins

Lovely savoury muffins made with bacon, onion, garlic and cheese. You can also add some chillies if you like them hot.

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IngredientsMakes: 15

  • 9 slices bacon, fried and chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 250g plain flour
  • 170g Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 15g baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 235ml milk
  • 60ml oil

MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:17min ›Ready in:32min

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
  2. fry the bacon until crispy and chop it.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the bacon with the next 8 ingredients. In a another bowl, beat the egg, milk and oil.
  4. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill greased muffin cups two-thirds full.
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.
  6. They can be eaten warm or cold.

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gone in minutes-27 Jun 2011

I've just eaten two warm out of the oven and they're really yummy!Neither one of us likes garlic and my picky husband doesn't fancy cold onion (he'll be taking them for his lunch), so I've had to leave out those two ingredients. I added a half teaspoon of dry mustard and next time will chop some chives into the dry mix.These are lovely and moist and flavourful - Thanks for sharing nina007!-20 Feb 2013

Left out the bacon because we didn't have any and the garlic because dad doesn't like it. Also added mixed herbs which made them gorgeous, amazing recipe thank you!-01 Aug 2014

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4. Ham & Cheese

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19. Turkey Sausage

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20. Spinach Artichoke

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22. Bacon & Parmesan

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23. Pesto Spinach

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24. Frittata

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25. Bacon & Cream Cheese

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26. Sour Cream Cheddar & Chives

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27. Ham & Swiss

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28. Kale & Goat Cheese

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29. Pepperoni Pizza

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30. Gruyere & Roasted Garlic

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31. Broccoli Ham & Cheddar

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32. Thyme & Swiss

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34. Smoked Cheese, Caramelized Onion & Bacon

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35. Quinoa Carrot

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36. Florentine

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38. Sausage, Cheddar & Olive Oil

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41. Mushroom, Goat Cheese & Rosemary

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45. Mexican

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49. Sausage, Cheddar & Green Onion

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50. Bacon, Egg, Cheese & Hashbrown

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Ingredients you will need

** This post contains tips and instructions to achieve the best possible results. The photo above is a great guide for when you are in the supermarket, but for full ingredient quantities and methods, please scroll down to the detailed recipe card below!

Recipe Summary

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup oat bran
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup creamy goat cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup grated cooked beets

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper liners.

Whisk flour, oat bran, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and ginger in bowl. Whisk sugar, goat cheese, and eggs together in a separate bowl until smooth and creamy stir flour mixture into goat cheese mixture until flour mixture is completely absorbed into batter. Fold in beets. Spoon batter into the prepared muffins cups, filling 2/3 full.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Loaded Savory Breakfast Muffins

  • sugar-conscious
  • shellfish-free
  • tree-nut-free
  • kidney-friendly
  • fish-free
  • alcohol-free
  • peanut-free
  • Calories 269
  • Fat 17.2 g (26.5%)
  • Saturated 7.5 g (37.5%)
  • Carbs 19.1 g (6.4%)
  • Fiber 0.9 g (3.5%)
  • Sugars 2.2 g
  • Protein 9.5 g (19.0%)
  • Sodium 381.7 mg (15.9%)


uncooked breakfast sausage, casings removed

baby spinach (about 3 ounces)

freshly ground black pepper

shredded sharp cheddar cheese (about 4 ounces)

finely chopped fresh chives


Heat the oil in a medium frying pan over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the sausage and cook, breaking up the meat into small pieces with a wooden spoon, until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add the spinach and cook until wilted, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool to room temperature, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 375°F. Coat the wells of a standard 12-well muffin pan generously with cooking spray set aside. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pepper in a large bowl and set aside. Melt the butter and place in a medium bowl to cool to room temperature.

Add the buttermilk and eggs to the butter and whisk until combined. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture and mix with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until just combined some lumps are fine. Add the sausage mixture, sprinkle with the cheese and apple, and fold until just combined. Divide the batter among the muffin wells they will be very full. Sprinkle with the chives.

Bake until the tops just begin to brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Place the pan on a wire rack and cool for 5 minutes. Run a thin knife around each muffin to loosen, then transfer to the rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, or in the freezer for 3 months. Reheat cold or thawed muffins in a 300°F oven for about 10 minutes before serving if desired.

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Recipe Summary

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded unpeeled zucchini
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¾ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray 12 muffin cups with cooking spray.

Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.

In another bowl, stir together the butter, egg, milk, zucchini, and garlic until well blended. Mix the flour mixture into the milk mixture, about 1/2 cup at a time, stirring between additions, until the flour mixture is incorporated. Fold in the Cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, and crumbled bacon, and pour the batter into the prepared muffin cups.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Allow muffins to cool slightly before removing from muffin cups serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.

37 Delicious & Healthy Savoury Breakfast Muffins

Try these delicious and healthy savoury breakfast muffins to get you off to a good start. Breakfast they say is the healthiest meal of the day. Once you get it right the rest of the day will be a lot easier to manage in terms of cravings and making the right food choices. Especially if you’re looking to reduce your sugar intake.

Some of these recipes are ridiculously easy to make and taste incredibly amazing. Muffins are always a great choice for breakfast because you can just easily grab one (or five) and go.

Having the option to make some healthy savoury breakfast muffins like these ones, is an added bonus.

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Seriously Moreish Savoury Muffins

Makes: 12 medium sized muffins/30 mini muffins

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes


  • 1.5 cups flour (or gluten free flour)
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • a few healthy grinds of rock salt (1/4 tsp-ish)
  • a few healthy grinds of fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 cup tasty grated cheese (or a combo of leftover cheeses)
  • 1 Tbsp chopped parsley (optional)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 75g butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp your favourite homemade chutney
  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC fan bake.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder – add salt, pepper, cheese and parsley (if you have any handy).
  3. In a separate bowl, beat egg and milk together with cooled melted butter make a well, slop into the dry mix, add chutney, then fold gently. Don’t over-mix otherwise it will be tough.
  4. Divide mixture into well greased mini muffins tins (spray oil is brilliant) and bake oven for 15 mins.

Thank you Annabelle, this is a wonderful recipe that even my teenage boys are requesting weekly. Ahhh, everyone has to have a ‘go to’ recipe to whip up which everyone loves. Sorted.