Baking savory muffins are always a treat. And this one provides for a neat little break from all the rich, sweet ones we have been relentlessly baking. These are not very unlike frittatas in the shape of a muffin and make for a perfect Sunday morning breakfast accompaniment.
Changes and variations: The original recipe welcomes a choice of ingredients. I chose butter sautéed mushrooms and bacon along with roasted red pepper. My choice of herbs were fresh oregano and basil; they set the tone with their aroma while being chopped. Finally I added a little more cheese then the recipe demanded. I made half the batch with a sprinkling of cheddar on top for people like me, who love to indulge on weekends.
Over to the recipe: Tastes like a frittata, looks like a muffin. Roasted peppers, your choice of herbs and smoked bacon makes this a heavenly breakfast item.
- ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- ¼ cup (2 ounces) roasted red pepper, diced
- 2 tablespoons bacon, cooked and diced
- 1 tablespoon mushrooms, sautéed in butter and diced
- 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
- 2 cups (250 g) all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon chile powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 egg
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 C). Lightly oil a muffin pan (I used non-stick cooking spray with flour in it).
- In a small bowl, combine the cheddar, red pepper, mushrooms, bacon oregano, and basil; set aside.
- In a large bowl, or the bowl of a standing mixer, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, chili powder, and salt.
- Gently mix the wet ingredients into the flour mixture until just combined and pretty smooth (a few lumps are ok).
- Fold the cheddar mixture into the batter until evenly distributed.
- Divide the batter evenly between the 12 muffin cups (about 2½ tablespoons per cup).
- Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until golden.
- Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.
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61 Responses to Muffin Monday: Bacon Mushroom Chile Cheddar Muffins
Oooh I just love these!! I will have to make them soon.
muffin monday… oh how i missed those days of baking to start off your week. and yes especially a savory muffin ones that i’ve been dying to try.
Thanks Malou. You should come back and bake with us soon. :)
Does look heavenly indeed :)Great combination of flavors here, bacon, cheddar and mushrooms with all those aromatic herbs and most of all the chilies.Definitely worth trying and a perfect weekend breakfast!
I used to make very similar savory muffins for my husband all the time! He would LOVE these. They look so delicious!
Oh I am always looking for a good savory muffin recipe. These sound super yummy!
This looks totally delicious! Looking at it makes me hungry! How I wish I could have one right now!
I’m not even a bacon fan but these look utterly fantastic. Well done!
Thanks Kiri. You could totally skip the bacon. It was never a part of the original recipe.
Love your additions – wow! Butter sautéed mushrooms and bacon?! Be still my heart :) Another great recipe!
I love how you make these muffins every Monday. So tasty and yummy looking. I really go for the savor ones like these. Delish.
Thanks Suzi! You should come and join us one of these weeks. :)
This is the perfect brunch muffin–and I agree, it’s always nice to take a break from the sweets and eat something savory.
Bacon AND Cheese, in a muffin! LOVE!
YUM! I love savory muffins too, and adding cheddar and bacon to anything is all right with me!
wow that looks like an amazing muffin! definitely bookmarking this!
My hubby isn’t one for muffins, but I have a feeling he’d love these! Me, too!
The Chile Cheddar Muffins look divine. This is something I really have to try — I am sure they taste as good as they look. Thanks for sharing it with us!
Another stunning savoury muffin recipe – you really inspire me to give them a go :D
Choc Chip Uru
Thanks. Come and join us next week. :)
mmmmm…mushroom and bacon. i thought my muffins had the taste of pizza but yours seem to have pizza written all over them:)
LOVE the addition of sauteed mushrooms, bacon and extra cheese. Yum!! These sound like muffins that I need to be baking.
I would probably end up eating 3 or 4 of these :) They look so fancy and delicious! I love your presentation. And good decision on adding more cheese, ha ha :) I would too!
A little meal in a muffin with a kick. I love it!
This looks so good. I will have to make this for my family soon.
I never think about making hearty muffins like these. I always ending up making sweet muffins. I think it’s time to mix things up a bit!
After making sweet muffins week on week, these really serve as a treat. You should surely give it a try. :)
This does look like a mini fritatta! And a muffin? I’ll take a whole dozen please!
Coming right up! ;)
Savory muffins are awesome….. these look delicious!
These look fabulous. I think I have everything in the fridge to make these tomorrow night!!! mmmm boy!
I really LOVE savory baking! This looks like a delicious mini meal all to itself! Roasted red peppers, mushrooms, bacon, cheese……such a beautiful muffin! : )
Fabulous ingredients a must try!
wow, i’ve never made muffins without sugar and sweetness, this looks amazing. i love the idea of adding cheddar and chile… makes it feel more like a biscuit without all the work.
I love being here for muffins on Mondays :) I love the savory option this week!
Muffin looks delicious.
These savory muffins are a nice change of pace, love the idea.
these sound awesome! how great would they be with a hot bowl of chili or stew? mmmm. i’ll definitely have to try ’em soon!
These look so delicious!!! I’d love to experiment with different mix-ins. Savory muffins are so tasty!
Any muffin that tastes like a frittata is one I must try. Yum!
there could be so many combinations to these savoury muffins.. my mind is whizzing with them.. bacon in them.. so perfect for sunday breakfast!!
I love savory baking! Another great muffin, these look delicious!
I love muffin Monday! These are perfect for me. I’m down with savory and will definitely make these soon. Thanks!
Thanks Kate. :)
” Tastes like a frittata, looks like a muffin” – I am SOLD! Love, love the chilis. And the extra cheddar.
This looks like the perfect muffin to me, I would love to have it for breakfast with some eggs on the side!!!
Muffin Monday … What a great idea. By the way, I love savory muffins and these look fabulous!
I love frittatas and served up in similar form such as these muffins looks like the perfect breakfast to me.
Oh my! I have been craving a savory baked good and you have just upped the hunger pangs even more. This would satisfy everything I have been wanting to taste–beautiful, too! :)
Aw.. Thanks Jean.
I love a good savory muffin and this one is fantastic. My mouth is already wishing I could have a bite. :)
I have yet to try savoury muffin. They are perfect for breakfast when sometime you don’t want to eat sweet muffins.
Savory muffins is something I have not tried, these sounds delicious!
Very nice savory muffins. Most of muffins I eat are all sweets. I’m definitely lacking in eating savory kinds. This one looks nice – always cheese gets me. Looks so good!
I love savory muffins. Yours look delicious.
roasted red peppers,bacon and mushrooms… a great flavor boost!! love these,
Looks really delicious. I can’t wait to take a bit into this treat…Gotta head to the grocery to complete my ingredients list.
Wow, yum!!!! They look like a hearty breakfast for sure:-) Hugs, Terra
Savory muffins do make for a nice change of pace and this recipe does have a lot of delicious components. Not only great flavors, the mushrooms puts a healthy spin on these. Well done!
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