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
- 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.