May 15, 2013

Cheddar Cheese Muffins

Light, fluffy, EASY homemade cheddar cheese muffins perfect for serving hot, fresh bread with any meal.

Cheddar Cheese Muffins! Light, fluffy, EASY homemade cheddar cheese muffins perfect for serving hot, fresh bread with any meal.

I've mentioned before that one of my deepest, darkest secrets is that I can’t make biscuits.  It’s actually pretty funny and everyone gets a good laugh out of it (hahahaha Mandy, that’s SO funny!) except it’s not funny because I love biscuits and I'm known for being a good cook. A good SOUTHERN cook. Who can't make biscuits.

I can make drop biscuits like Nanny always made but I overwork the dough when I try to make regular biscuits. One of these days I'm going to set some time aside to figure this thing out but until then I'll just stick to my drop biscuits and recipes like this one!

Because I'm challenged in the ways of bread-making, I LOVE recipes like this one! This is a scratch-made quick-bread that you can whip up in minutes. Because some meals deserve fresh baked bread!

This is another of Mama’s recipes. These are light and fluffy and cheesy and really pretty unique.  I tried to jazz them up once and added garlic but I forgot about the sugar that’s in them and… well, garlic and sugar do not go together (at least not in this recipe!). So, don’t what I did.

One of these days I’m going to learn not to munk around with my mama’s recipes.

Cheddar Cheese Muffins! Light, fluffy, EASY homemade cheddar cheese muffins perfect for serving hot, fresh bread with any meal.

Try these Cheddar Cheese Muffins with one of these awesome main dishes:

  • Crock Pot Pulled Pork –  Perfectly seasoned, tender, juicy pulled pork cooked low and slow in a slow cooker. 
  • Sticky Chicken – Marinated slow-roasted chicken pieces braised in a slightly sweet, tangy sauce.
  • Fall-Off-The-Bone Baby Back Ribs – Easy, oven-baked ribs cooked low and slow on a bed of onions. 
  • Perfect Pork Tenderloin – A no-fail recipe for perfectly cooked marinated pork tenderloin with a simple glaze. 
  • Barbequed Steaks – Thinly sliced grilled steaks marinated then basted in a homemade barbeque sauce. 

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Yield: 10-12 Servings

Cheddar Cheese Muffins


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter


Combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a medium-large bowl then stir to incorporate.  Add cheese then stir to combine.

In a separate bowl, combine egg, milk and butter and mix well.  Add egg mixture to flour mixture then stir until just combined.

Spoon mixture into a greased muffin tin, filling each muffin about 2/3 full.  Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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  1. These look so good...I've gained 5 pounds just looking at the picture. Can't wait to try them. Thanks...Rene

  2. I just made these muffins and they are delicious. I put them in the cupcake liners and they stuck to the liners so i guess i should have sprayed the cupcake liners with pam first, but they were delicious anyways. Ill know better next time lol

  3. I wonder if you can add jalapenos to these?????


Hi there! While I’m not able to respond to every comment, I try hard to answer any questions that haven’t been addressed in the post, recipe or in other comments.

I can tell you now 1) I have no idea if you can substitute Minute Rice or brown rice in my recipes because I’ve never used them and 2) If I know how to convert a recipe to a Crock Pot version, I will make a note about it (otherwise, I don’t know).

And though I may not respond to them all, I do read each and every comment and I LOVE to hear from you guys! Thanks, y’all! - Mandy