Cheesy Bacon Cheddar-Topped Muffins

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins

These are great to serve for a weekend brunch with eggs! Add in about 1/3 cup finely chopped green onion also if desired.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Prepare and generously grease 18 muffin tins.
  3. In a skillet cook the bacon until crisp; remove to a plate, and save about 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings.
  4. Crumble the bacon when cool enough to handle.
  5. In a bowl combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and cayenne.
  6. Add in the shredded cheese and crumbled bacon (and chopped green onions if using).
  7. In a small cup or bowl combine the 2 tablespoons melted butter and 2 tablespoons bacon fat.
  8. In a medium bowl whisk the egg, then add in the half and half cream and the butter/bacon grease mixture; whisk to combine, then add into the dry ingredients; mix well to combine (if you find that the mixture is a little dry then add in another tablespoon melted butter).
  9. Fill the muffin tins about 3/4 full.
  10. Sprinkle with finely grated cheddar cheese.
  11. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until muffins test done.


Most Helpful

This was an easy recipe to throw together. The corn meal gives the muffins a nice bite. I felt they could have had a bit more flavour. (This might have been my fault because I did not use the bacon drippings per Kittencal's instructions.) I will make these again because of the ease of preparation. They would be perfect for a Sunday brunch. I only got 12 muffins from the recipe.

Chef Regina V. Smith December 19, 2008

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