Cheese & Bacon Breakfast Muffins

"This one was given to me by a girlfriend and it was yummy (we had regular size). Still have to make it myself. I have included cooking the bacon in the cooking time. UPDATE quizzed the girlfriend, she gave the recipe as is not as she does - so o'kay the difference is she used 6 slices of short rindless bacon (which is basically just the bacon meat only - no fat), therefore yes you would need the oil, she felt that way was healthier than the bacon fat."
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12 muffins




  • In a frying pan (skillet) fry bacon over a medium-high heat until light and golden stirring often, about 4 minutes.
  • Remove to a kitchen paper covered plate.
  • Increase heat to high, add oil and mushrooms to the frying pan and cook for 5 minutes till tender and then set aside to cool.
  • Preheat oven to 200 degree celsius.
  • Grease a 12 hole muffin tin (regular size) or a 6 texas size (3/4 cup) muffin tin.
  • Sift flour, baking powder and salt and pepper into a bowl and add cheese and chives and mix together.
  • Whisk butter, egg and milk in a jug and pour into dry ingredients, stirring gently until almost combined.
  • Fold through the bacon and mushrooms.
  • Spoon mixture into prepared pan.
  • Bake for about 15 to 18 minutes for regular size muffins and about 20 to 25 for texas size.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Wendy L.
    Are these nice at room temperature or do they need to be reheated?
  2. Jessica C.
    My family love these! Can they be made and frozen for later days? Has anyone tried, how did they thaw/revive them, and did they still taste as delicious?


  1. TasteTester
    These are great! And an easy way to eat "breakfast on the run." I added an extra strip of bacon and a small amount of sauteed onions. And based on some reviewers' comments, I only used half the amount of mushrooms. The muffins turned out a little dry, but I'm rating them 5 stars because I didn't follow the recipe and add the full amount of mushrooms -- they would have been much moister if I had. I made two batches of these -- one for today and one for the freezer. Thanks, Pat, for posting this terrific recipe!
  2. WiGal
    Definitely a 5 star! Made these with more bacon and froze leftovers to take camping with us. Thank you I'mPat for sharing.
  3. Katzen
    Interesting recipe! I made this for a friend of mine, and was told they're great! I doubled the bacon per the previous reviewer's suggestion, but otherwise made as indicated. Thanks, Pat! Made for Top Favourites of 2009 Tag.
  4. Sam 3
    Freaking awesome! I've eaten my second already! I mixed up the ingredients a little after reading other reviews. I added 6 slices bacon instead of 3 and halved the mushrooms (though I love that the flavour still came through a lot). Because my family are a bunch of cheese lovers I think I doubled that too. Even though I'm Canadian I was lost at 80gms of butter (too used to American recipes I guess lol), but I guessed it to be about 1/2 cup and it turned out so I guess I was at least close! I used green onions instead of chives cause my garden ate my chives this year. I also made a mini muffin batch (baked about 14 mins). Love these! I'll be making them lots and I bet if I can keep my paws off them they'll freeze great for quick breakfasts too! EDIT: I threw some of these in the freezer and they re-heated great! My daughter and I had a great breakfast that was super quick to make! Just a couple mins in the nuker! Thanks for another OAMC recipe. I'm making a quad batch now!
  5. Sherilyn A.
    These are awesome! I made them for my boyfriend few months ago with corn instead of mushrooms and he loved them, and so did I. He's been asking me to make them again so I will soon. Thanks for the recipe!


  1. Annacia
    I made a half recipe for 6 muffins. I noticed in the reviews that many folks doubled the bacon but couldn't bring myself to do that since they are already 55% fat (even though DH would have been liking it). Used all egg whites instead of whole eggs and skim milk and had excellent results. Simply delicious.
  2. Good Looking Cooking
    Made these last night to freeze for DH. I used 6 rashers, 300g mushrooms and subbed 3 tablespoons of the flour for wheatgerm. Also added a dash of paprika and more chives. These muffins were tasty, however next time I would add more cheese as per the last reviewer. A quick and easy breakfast standby. Made for Recipe swap #22
  3. Vicki in CT
    I'm rating with no stars because I followed some other reviewers suggestions. I used six slices of bacon. Also, being the good southern girl that I am used some of the left over bacon grease instead of olive oil. These really turned out well. Nice savory muffins.


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