Only for Special Occasions

Bacon Cheddar Muffins

Jun 5, 2011 by

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These little muffins are perfect.

Perfect for breakfast. Perfect for brunch. Perfect for snacking. Perfect with a salad. Perfect with soup.

Eh, I’m beginning to sound like a Dr. Seuss book. . .

I always seem to make these for someone else. I make them for tailgating, I make them for office breakfast parties, I make them for baby showers. If the husband is lucky, I might let him have ONE.

But I never make them just for us. I finally changed my mind one lazy Saturday morning. If these are so darn good, why should I only reserve them for special occasions? Why can’t a lazy Saturday morning at home with a hot cup of coffee be a special occasion?

So we enjoyed them for breakfast. And then a few hours later as I walked through the kitchen and spotted the container sitting on the counter, I enjoyed them as a mid-morning snack. Then I enjoyed one for lunch. And another in the afternoon. And another right before dinner. And another . . .

Okay, I’ll stop here. You’ll just have to make them for yourself to see what I’m talking about.

This recipe was included in “Snacks and Hors D’oeuvres for Any Party” on Yummly on July 3, 2011.


Bacon Cheddar Muffins

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Total time
Serves: 10-12
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2-3 slices cooked bacon, chopped (or 1-2.5 ounce bag of store-bought real bacon bits)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup (8 oz.) sour cream
  • ½ cup milk
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cheese, bacon, chives, salt and pepper.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine melted butter, sour cream, and milk.
  4. Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients. Batter will be thick.
  5. Spoon batter into a greased muffin pan.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes until muffins are golden and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

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  1. oh my goodness. yummmm!

  2. Ruth Polk

    Lisa, love reading your blog. Am proud of my “adopted granddaughter”. Love ya

  3. Isn’t it funny the things we’ll do for others but not for ourselves? I’m so glad you treated yourself to these delicious muffins!

  4. I love the bacon-cheddar combo. Sounds like the perfect breakfast :)

  5. These look and sound amazing! We may be trying them this weekend!

  6. Anything with bacon is a winner in my eyes! Great recipe- thanks for sharing.

  7. Jen

    Sounds great but the recipe calls for kosher salt and cayenne pepper yet in the instructions these items aren’t mentioned…what do we do with them?

    • The Cooking Bride

      Whoops! Thanks for bringing that to my attention! I have updated the recipe.

  8. Robin

    These picture to be somewhat small. Are they “mini” muffins” or regular size?

    • The Cooking Bride

      I used a regular muffin pan; however, they don’t rise a lot during baking which is probably why they look small.

  9. Haha! Yes, give your husband just one. We men find appetizers and snacks all TOO convenient. You mentioned your grab and go snacking habit. I can’t speak for him, but man oh man, do I have one.

    It’s funny, you won me over at the bacon. There is absolutely nothing in the world I love more than bacon. Yum.

    Nice post!

  10. Yum! These look awesome! I can’t wait to try them out – I like that they are different than most “muffins” and I know my kids will love them, which of course is a priority with my picky ones!

  11. I am so glad to stumble upon this recipe – sounds like a keeper! Handy to have for that morning after a late night too when cereal just doesn’t cut it. Impressive to have with company I’m sure.

  12. melmobarrie

    I adapted them as such: used FF yogourt instead of sour cream, half butter and half coconut oil and half flour half quinoa flour. Oh and I used turkey bacon and marble cheese. They were super YUMMY!!!


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