Bacon and cheese muffins – Microwave/combi recipe

bacon and cheese muffinsHere’s a really easy recipe to follow that makes Bacon and cheese muffins, a delicious snack that is ideal for picnics or lunch boxes. It takes 15 minutes to prepare and 12 to cook

We had them for a snack lunch with vegetable sticks and they were devoured in minutes with cries of ‘Can I have some more please mum!’

Music to my ears

Bacon and cheese muffins

Ingredients. Makes about 12

6 rashers of smoked bacon
150g self raising flour
50g mature Cheddar cheese, grated
1 tsp mustard powder
salt and pepper some mixed herbs
1 large egg
125ml milk


1. Line a 12 hole muffin tray with cases

2. Place your bacon rashers on the enamel plate in the upper position and select GRILL 1 for 10 minutes

bacon fro grilling

3. Drain the bacon and chop into bite sized pieces

4. Sift the flour into a medium sized bowl, add most of the grated cheese, mustard powder, seasoning and mix well

5. In a separate jug add the milk, add the egg and beat

6. Add the chopped bacon pieces to the flour mix and add the wet mixture too and mix until just combined without over-mixing to avoid tough muffins

bacon and cheese muffins

7. Sprinkle over the remaining cheese

bacon and cheese muffins

8. Place in lower position on wire rack. Select Convection 180C for 12 minutes. Bake until golden and springy to touch

bacon and cheese muffins


  1. Becky Goddard-Hill
    August 2, 2013 / 7:40 AM

    These look fab am going to try a veggie version

    • Mari
      August 2, 2013 / 7:54 AM

      Thanks Becky, in fact my next trail was going to be with courgettes chopped finely and maybe some fresh herbs too, I think the variations are endless, happy cooking

  2. August 2, 2013 / 8:06 AM

    Have pinned, I’m definitely going to make these.

    • Mari
      August 2, 2013 / 8:12 AM

      Thanks Sandy, you’ll be amazed how easy and how quick they are too

  3. August 2, 2013 / 8:21 AM

    These look fab. Definitely going to give these a try.

    • Mari
      August 2, 2013 / 7:49 PM

      You must, they are delicious and so simple plus mine have all gone and it was only yesterday I made them – good sign!

  4. August 2, 2013 / 9:12 AM

    A dangerous recipe. I would so eat them all myself! :D

    • Mari
      August 2, 2013 / 7:50 PM

      ah-hem luckily husband dived in last night and managed to devour lots whilst waiting for his dinner *phew*

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