The first time I made these muffins, my husband thought he'd gone to heaven! I found the recipe in an old cookbook and added more spices for a little extra zip.

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10 mins
15 mins
25 mins
12 servings


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In a another bowl, beat the egg, milk and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill greased muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.


Nutrition Facts

222 calories; protein 8.7g; carbohydrates 19.5g; fat 12g; cholesterol 35.8mg; sodium 425.1mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (63)

Rating: 5 stars
just tried this recipe and like everyone else I changed it somewhat. The biggest thing was that I sprinkled a little more cheddar and crumbled bacon on top and it added alot of eye appeal as well as flavour. One thing no one mentioned is using paper muffin cups. It didn't work for these as they all stuck to the paper. Best to stick with greasing the muffin tin. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Update #2: tried this again using 2 cups flour, 4 cups shredded cheese, 1 egg and a big of eggbeaters, 3/4 cup milk + 1/4 cup veg oil, and 3 massive sausage links & it worked out great!! Update: I can't believe this recipe hasn't been more popular - I made a batch and gave some to the neighbours and they went nuts. Everyone thinks I'm an incredible chef now haha. Please take some of my changes into consideration, especially if you like cheese! The second time I made this, I made it the same as the below listed changes except instead of onion powder I used 1/2 cup diced onion and 6 slices of bacon rather than 4. My family loves them! -- I wanted to just do half the recipe but it ended up making 10 muffins for me. I used 1 cup flour, 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (my parents are cheese lovers), 4 bacon strips and threw in a bit of real bacon bits, 1 egg, 1/2 cup milk & the 2 tablespoons veg oil, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 tablespoon sugar, some salt, some garlic powder, some paprika, some onion powder; only baked for 13-14 min. Thanks!! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Has to be one of the tastiest recipes I've ever made. I used cooked, peeled and diced smokies (I managed to burn the outsides on the BBQ and didn't want to waste them). I used grapeseed oil (it has a light flavor and is 'good-er" for you). I omitted the onion powder and replaced it with minced fresh onion in one batch, Italian seasoning in the other batch. I decreased the amount of sugar to 1 Tablespoon. With a lightly greased muffin pan these basically slid themselves out of the pan and look so nice baked up! Our neighbour thought they were wonderful, she showed up just in time for them to come out of the oven. My husband RAVED about them, he went on and on about the flavor and how filling they were as a snack. I prefer them warm so you might want to microwave them when you take a leftover from the fridge. These muffins are definitely going to be a staple in our house. A great way to use up leftover meat too. Next time I'm going to dice leftover chicken and add chopped sundried tomatoes. Ohhhh, and after that time I'm going to try crispy bacon with little nuggets of herb and garlic cream cheese (freeze for an hour or so before chopping)! And after that I want to try diced ham and jalapeno flavored cheese! And after that...well, you get the point! VERY versatile, very simple, very delicious. Thanks for sharing! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I am a high school Family and Consumer Science teacher. I looked for new muffin recipes for our muffin lab. For all the various muffins, the kids liked these best of all! Very good and very flaky. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I added some chives, sausage, bacon, cheddar & mozzarella cheese, as well as a pinch of cayenne pepper. I also added sour cream and an extra egg to the mixture. They came out sooo moist and not dry at all, but unbelievably delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I have been making these for several years for morning social time at my church. Everyone loves them. To increase the flavor measure your bacon drippings after cooking the bacon and use as part of your needed oil. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Wonderful as a breakfast muffin to take on the go. I added two sausage rounds, cooked, crumbled, and drained. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
These were very good but seemed to be missing something. (I did leave out the lemon pepper because that just sounded gross to me.) I used more cheese and bacon than called for-should have used more! It did have a flour taste. I think I will make them again but use buttermilk and use cayenne pepper instead of garlic powder. I think it is the garlic taste throwing them off...maybe garlic salt instead? Anyway, they are almost outstanding just needs someone to find the trick! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Just made these for the first time. Came out great and are awesome when they are still warm out of the oven and the cheese is still gooey when you pull them apart. I did use suggestions and made a couple variations to the recipe. I used an egg as called for but added an extra egg yolk just for moisture. It worked great! I also took someone else's suggestion and used only half the amount of vegetable oil and replaced the other half with bacon grease which I reserved from cooking the bacon. I also used about double the amount of bacon and cheese as all these things enhanced the flavor. I added a little cayenne pepper for flavor and I think that it is somewhat necessary to add some spices as I read that they can have a "floury flavor". I could see how that can happen without extra spices. Finally I reserved some chopped bacon and shredded cheese to put on top of the biscuits before baking them which enhanced visual appeal, added flavor, and also gave a nice contrast of texture as the bacon got extra crispy on top of the biscuit to add some crunch. Hope these variations help! Read More