Cheese and bacon muffins

Cheese and bacon muffins

Cheese and bacon muffins

Difficulty: A bit tricky

Time: 30 minutes + 30 minutes baking

Serves: 4

I don’t always have a lot of time to make interesting things for lunch but in the summer holidays we’ve had a few opportunities to spend a bit of time and prepare something a bit different. These bacon, leek and cheese muffins I found on ASDA’s Good Living website were worth the effort and you could make it a bit easier by preparing all filling in advance and just getting your kids to help measure out the rest and mix it all together.



Ingredients

1 leek, trimmed
100g butter, melted
4 rashers bacon, chopped
300g Asda self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp mustard powder
1/4 tsp paprika
2 large eggs
175ml semi-skimmed milk
150g extra mature Cheddar, grated

 

How to make cheese and bacon muffins

Pre-heat the oven to 180C / 160C Fan and prepare the baking dish

Get your toddler to lightly grease a 12 hole muffin tray.

Cheese and bacon muffins

Prepare the leek and bacon

Trim the leeks, cut into quarters lengthways then slice finely. Cook in a tbsp of butter over a low heat, stirring often, for about 5 minutes or until softened. Set aside. If your child is a bit older and you trust them they could perhaps help stir the leeks while they’re cooking.

Meanwhile, cut the bacon into small strips then add to the leeks and cook through.

Cheese and bacon muffins

Make the muffin mixture

Get your child to measure the flour into a bowl. Add the baking powder, mustard, paprika and a pinch of salt. Grate the cheese into the bowl (we didn’t bother weighing it, just added a good chunk!)

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Measure the butter then melt in a separate bowl. We normally do this in the microwave but you can do it on the hob instead.

Get your toddler to crack the eggs into a bowl or measuring jug. Lightly beat them. Add the milk and the melted butter then mix together.

Cheese and bacon muffins

Bake the cheese and bacon muffins

Add the bacon & leeks, and egg & milk mixtures to the bowl of flour. Stir everything together until it’s nicely mixed. Don’t over mix or the muffins may be tough.

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Divide the mixture between the muffin tins.

Cheese and bacon muffins

 

Bake your bacon, leek and cheese muffins in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until they are nice and golden.

Cheese and bacon muffins

Cheese and bacon muffins

Cheese and bacon muffins

These bacon, leek and cheese muffins are a great lunch time snack. Get your kids to help and prepare the fillings then mix it all together.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: lunch
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: savoury
Servings: 4
Author: cookingwithmykids

Ingredients

  • 1 leek trimmed
  • 100 g butter melted
  • 4 rashers bacon chopped
  • 300 g Asda self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 2 large eggs
  • 175 ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 150 g extra mature Cheddar grated

Instructions

Pre-heat the oven to 180C / 160C Fan and lightly grease and 12 hole muffin tray

    Prepare the leek and bacon

    • Trim the leeks, cut into quarters lengthways then slice finely. Cook in a tbsp of butter over a low heat, stirring often, for about 5 minutes or until softened. Set aside.
    • Meanwhile, cut the bacon into small strips then add to the leeks and cook through.

    Make the muffin mixture

    • Measure the flour into a bowl. Add the baking powder, mustard, paprika and a pinch of salt. Grate the cheese into the bowl.
    • Measure the butter then melt in a separate bowl.
    • Crack the eggs into a bowl or measuring jug. Lightly beat them. Add the milk and the melted butter then mix together.

    Bake the muffins

    • Add the bacon & leeks, and egg & milk mixtures to the bowl of flour. Stir everything together until it’s nicely mixed. Don’t over mix or the muffins may be tough.
    • Divide the mixture between the muffin tins.
    • Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden.

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