Take a deep breath and savor this moment. Come next week, we enter into the magical journey of our holiday muffin series. What is different about the holiday muffin series – well it gets sweeter and ever more indulgent as the weeks progress.
We thought we’ll treat you with a little savory muffin today. The common element between all our variations is (apart from it being savory) cheese!
The recipe I chose today hails from Catherine Atkinson’s Muffins Galore. A couple of tweaks to her original recipe resulted in a simply delicious cheddar muffin with a bacon crumble. Not without some changes though! I skipped the cheddar and butter in the topping and added a combination of parmesan and bacon instead and added an extra helping of cheddar in the muffins and skipped the bacon from it. It’s the little things…
They make for an easy grab on the go kind of breakfast or snack. But would be great served alongside a soup or a egg sunny side up.
#MuffinMonday: Round Up
- 1 cup self-rising flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp dry mustard
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 4 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- ¼ tsp freshly grated black pepper
- 1 egg
- 1¼ cup milk
- 6 Tbsp butter, melted and cooled
- 4 oz bacon cooked, drained and crumbled
- ¼ cup finely grated parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 400° F and generously grease or line a 12 cup muffin pan
- Combine the bacon and parmesan cheese and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the self raising flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir in cheddar cheese, parsley.
- In a separate bowl, mix together egg, milk and melted butter.
- Pour the egg mixture into the dry ingredients and stir gently with a rubber spatula, just until mixed.
- Spoon batter equally into muffin cups and sprinkle the crumble mixture over tops.
- Bake in a preheated oven for about 20 minutes or until lightly brown and well risen.
- Cool in pan for a couple minutes and then turn onto wire rack.
- Serve warm.
Did you miss what we baked for the last holiday muffin series? Here’s a quick round up just for you:
38 Responses to #MuffinMonday: Cheddar Bacon Crumble Muffins
Oh, my goodness, bacon crumble! BACON CRUMBLE! These look divine, Anuradha, and I can’t wait to try them. This is my favorite part of #MuffinMonday: Witnessing genius in action. BACON CRUMBLE! I just can’t get over it. Why have I never thought of that before?!
I really like savory muffins with lunch. It raises the “class” up a bit and this muffin would certainly do that.
Oh man, you added bacon. Genius! These look amazing.
what nice muffins recipe!!
WELL DONE! These savory muffins would make my Monday, that’s for sure :)
Oh yum!! love the combination.. with a cup of soup..brilliant!! My favourite part that crumble topping of bacon and parmesan… gosh,.. how good is that!!! Wishing you and everyone at home a happy diwali!! :)
These muffind have my Husbands name all over them! I have to surprise him and make them for him! I’m off next week and he’s not! I’m going to make a batch and take them to his work!!
I love a savory muffin!! What a great recipe.
This is exactly why I should never blog before breakfast! I want these NOW!!!! Hum – do I even have a muffin pan? Delicious muffins!
These would be great for breakfast :-)
I could make these a main dish at dinner! I make muffins all the time. How has bacon escaped me for so long? Let that wrong be righted.
I love it! Savory muffins are awesome… sometimes I eat them with soup. Weird?! Oh well. :)
What a perfect muffin for bacon lovers!
A gorgeous savoury muffin twist :D
Choc Chip Uru
I’m hoping that the fairy godmother of muffins leaves a dozen of these on my counter. Super yummy!
you know what is so great about this recipe? The crumble on top. Sure I have heard of cheddar and bacon together but in a muffin and with a crumble? LOVE
Oh boy my Michael would give me so many kisses if I made us these muffins for breakfast! Cheese-good. Muffins-good. Bacon-GOOOOOOOD!
These muffins sounds heavenly! Cheddar and bacon are always a winning pair. I’m so sorry I missed out this week. I wanted to bake along but time just didn’t allow. I’ll have to make these soon though! YUM!
Everything’s better with bacon, even muffins!
I love when you make savory muffins. All the different varieties shared sound so fantastic! Hugs, Terra
That bacon crumble topping looks to die for!
awesome recipes! I especially love the Cheddar Bacon muffins!
What an amazing muffin mania round-up! Definitely takes the guess-work out of what to create for the holidays!
I also made muffins with bacon and cheese, and I used a local cheese, which is from the Andes, wonderful combination.
I love your savory muffins! Yum
I love a good savory muffin, and with bacon involved?! I’m so into these.
A great breakfast treat! So tasty and addictive.
Bacon and cheese? I’m in! I mean, these look so yummy! Now I’m wondering why I’ve never made any savory muffin so far…hmmm…
These look like they should be mine!
Savory muffins! I love cheddar and bacon combination. I’d love sweet ones for breakfast (to get some sugar boost) and savory muffins like these for lunch! YUM!
I’ve been wanting to make some savory muffins! Perfect timing!
Oh my word. I was craving a couple of these when I tweeted them yesterday. I want to make them now as a late night snack. Love this combo, An!
My kind of muffin. I love all the flavors for the savory version.
Savory muffins are still so new to me, I never saw them sold wherever I was/am. Now I really want to know what its like to have bacon in a muffin. Cant wait to read more about your christmas creations.
Oh I just love savory muffins. They make me feel a little less guilty:) Delicious recipe Anu and can’t wait to see your special holiday series.
I love savory muffins and my bacon loving sons would go crazy for these!
Having these ready for guest Thanksgiving day morning is a big YES!
Bacon…and cheese…you’ve taken my two favourite foods and combined them in muffin form…this is….agh…when are they going to invent a computer where you can taste what you see on the screen (selectively, of course)? This sounds absolutely divine!