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bacon and cheddar muffins in a white bowl

Bacon and Cheddar Muffins

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Servings 12


  • 100 g Plain White Flour
  • 200 g Plain Wholemeal Flour
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • 125 ml Milk
  • 70 g Butter Melted
  • 100 g Potatoes
  • 100 g Bacon
  • 1 Leek
  • 50 g Cheddar
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • Handful Fresh Parsley Chopped
  • Handful Walnuts Crushed


  • Preheat the oven to 180oc (160oc fan assisted)
  • Combine the flours and add the baking powder, mix through.
  • Peel and cube the potato and boil until soft, remove from the heat, drain and mash.
  • Cook the bacon in a frying pan with a little oil until it begins to crisp.
  • Chop the leek and add to the pan, cook until it becomes soft.
  • Combine the milk, butter and eggs and add to the flour, mix a little until it is combined but be careful not to mix beyond this point.
  • Chop the bacon into small pieces and add it to the mix along with the leek, potato, cheddar, parsley and pepper.
  • Mix the ingredients through but try not to overmix.
  • Spoon the mixture into greased muffin cases about 3/4 full.
  • Sprinkle each muffin with some walnuts and a little cheddar.
  • Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a rack before serving, can be eaten warm or cold.
Keyword bacon, cheese, easy, family friendly, lunchbox, muffins, picnic