Cheese and bacon muffins
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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


  • 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


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.