Bacon and Cheese Muffins –

It seems I am always desperate for new breakfast and lunch ideas. Although I have a ton of recipes for both meals in my repertoire, I always want something new. It doesn’t matter if we eat something different for lunch every day for a month, I’ll still feel like we’re eating the same thing every day.

So, when inspiration hits, I tend to run with it.

I’ve already sung my muffin-praises in the past. But what about savory muffins? Hmm…that idea had instant appeal for me because it’s different from our norm but still in the same muffin-shaped package that I love. Not to mention it would go great for either breakfast or lunch.

And what better to add to a savory muffin than bacon and cheese? Seemed like a no-brainer to me!

Bacon and Cheese Muffins

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Snack


  • 4 cup flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 lb bacon, diced, cooked and degreased
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt and pepper. In a small bowl, mix together the milk, melted butter or margarine and eggs. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until moistened.
  • Fold in the bacon and cheese just until combined. Scoop into greased or lined muffin tins. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until lightly golden brown.


This recipe, like most of my muffin recipes, makes a lot of muffins. I got 20 muffins. You’ll probably get 20-24 muffins depending on the size of your muffin tins. I froze half of our muffins for later in the month.