Cheddar Coarse Black Pepper Muffins

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

These little babies are great--we love them. They are quick and easy to make.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Grease or paper line 12 tin muffin cup pan.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, pepper, and salt in a large bowl.
  4. In another bowl, combine milk, oil, and egg until blended. Stir into flour mixture just until moistened.
  5. Fold in 3/4 cup of cheese and spoon the mix into muffin tins. Sprinkle cheese over top and bake 15 to 20 minutes until light golden brown. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Remove and serve warm.
Most Helpful

These muffins were very quick and easy to make. I did use fresh cracked pepper, which probably gave it a little more pepper flavor than the coasrsley ground pepper, but next time, I think I am going to use red pepper or maybe a dash of hot sauce. Can you tell, we like a lot of heat in our food!!!! All in all, a very good recipe. Thanks for posting.

Jellyqueen October 20, 2004

I agree with Kiwii. I thought they were fairly bland. I've made them since, and used a stronger cheese (ie. asiago or romano) and noticed a huge difference.

C in PA June 22, 2004

I just love pepper. I put it on fruit in the morning. When I saw pepper in muffins I just had to try it. Followed the recipe as written except for a lot more (guess what). Really good. Who would have thought of putting pepper into a muffin??

Tebo March 29, 2004