Cheese Muffins

Recipe submitted by maggie on October 29th, 2008

Cheese muffins are quick and easy to make. I use this basic recipe a lot. You could add some precooked vegetables or fresh herbs, such as parsley or coriander, to the mix as well to make even tastier!

Prep time:   15 minutes
Cook time:   15 minutes
Servings:   12 muffins

1 egg
1 cup milk
50g melted butter

2 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
pinch cayenne pepper
1/2 cup grated cheese

Beat egg and milk together. Add butter and mix well.

Combine dry ingredients. Make a well in centre of dry mix and add liquid mix. Combine together quickly but don't over mix.

Pour mixture into greased muffin tins and bake at 200°C for 15 minutes.

Average Rating:   (35 votes)

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    • Heather posted on January 15th, 2020
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      quick easy yummy - added a bit more milk

    • Michelle Bright posted on June 15th, 2017
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      As last post said.. great base recipe.absolutely
      Cheesy deliciousness. Recommend to add some herbs or bacon just to add some flavour.
      So easy and fast

    • Alison posted on March 17th, 2017
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Amazing base recipe. I added some finely chopped onion, bacon and a small tomato as well as using 1 cup of cheese not 1/2 cup. Also added the tiny bit of fresh parsley I could actually find in my garden as its gone to seed and muffins have come out perfect. Saving this recipe for sure

    • humaira officer posted on May 15th, 2016
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      So easy to make and taste delicious. Everyone loved them, will definitely use this recipe again. Thank you.

    • Bethany posted on February 28th, 2016
      Overall Rating: 5.0 / 10

      Kinda tasteless but a Mazzini with marmite

    • maria posted on November 9th, 2015
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      awesome recipe i added tomatoes in mine with 2 types of cheese and they turned out amazing thanks for that. everyone in my house hold will love it when they return home from work.

    • Rachel T posted on October 5th, 2014
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      great recipe for lunches !! so easy ,yum

    • Cat posted on January 1st, 2014
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Wow this is really helpful. I'm 14 and wanted to surprise my mum with lunch and she loved them. I'll definitely use this recipe again :) thanks

    • Kim posted on September 28th, 2013
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Easy & delicious! I am no baker but these came out perfectly!

    • R posted on August 22nd, 2013
      Overall Rating: 7.0 / 10

      Yum! Kids love them.

    • jess posted on June 9th, 2013
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Yum yum the shearers loved them

    • portia posted on March 3rd, 2013
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Wow it's a really easy recipie .It is very easy to make i added parsley cayenne pepper chives onion ect
      i made the recipie into a cake it was delish

    • Janine posted on February 3rd, 2013
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Great recipe. Thanks heaps. I will also add a few little twists next time I make them, which I'm sure won't be far off as these are going really quickly :)

    • Karina Mecchia posted on December 7th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Very easy to make and turned out perfect. I have had lots of cheese muffin disasters in the past but these were definetely the best. Nice bite with the cayenne pepper too.

    • Angela posted on July 1st, 2012
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Just whipped up my first batch of these and sampled one straight from the oven - amazing! Will definitely make these again, and probably add my own spin next time, but this is a great base recipe and so easy to make. Highly recommended!

    • Michelle Clift posted on June 16th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Our family love these treats. I followed instructions & works every time. Have become more confident so started adding extra flavours for a more savoury taste. Yummy

    • Andrea posted on June 10th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      These are yummy! i made a batch for my sons 5th bday party yesterday and they went down a treat, about to go and make them tonight for school/work lunches but im going to try putting chopped tomato and grated onion in them this time :D

    • Jade posted on June 9th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Really yummy and easy to make

    • Kazza posted on May 7th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Seriously good muffins and so easy and quick to make. Everyone loved them. I added 1 cup tasty cheese rather than half and threw in half cup spring onions yum delish! The cayenne pepper made a wonderful difference to other cheese muffins I've made before. Highly recommend this lovely recipe. Thanks for the recipe Maggie, it's a keeper for my family now!

    • Marianne posted on January 9th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      I love this recipe and find it perfect for using up fresh herbs / garlic butter that I bought for other dishes and don't want to throw away! I live in France, where cheddar is rare as hens' teeth and more expensive too, so I use a mix of any strong, sharpish cheese in my fridge, again avoiding the need to buy ingredients (you can tell I make these muffins on Sunday mornings for breakfast!)

      To get aa perfect golden muffin, I suggest baking them with top and bottom element on for 12 mins, then switching off the top element but keeping the same temperature for anotheer 5 mins.

    • holidayLOVER posted on November 27th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Tiarna, it's basic baking and you should leave your butter out until it's room temp and nice and soft. That way it will combine properly.

    • Tiarna posted on November 27th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 1.0 / 10

      ummm its not that clear so i dnt kno if i neeed to melt the butter or anything

    • Sheree posted on November 15th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 6.0 / 10

      Is the mixture supposed to be so gluggy?

    • Susan Grave posted on June 28th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Can't understand the lady who said they were so greasy!! Perhaps she overgreased the muffin pan, or fried them in oil!! I've been doing a similar recipe for umpteen years but sometimes add buttermilk as the rising agent.

    • Hayley posted on May 18th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      These are great! I cooked them for my family and even the fussies ate them. I also added extra cheese and some finely sliced ham! (I would reccomend not adding ham if you are not going to eat them the same day you cook them) I also added some cheese and pepper on top for a litle extra flavour and great presentation. These muffins will never fail to please anyone!

    • angela posted on February 27th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Fail safe recipe! More cheese (tasty) ,say 1cup, means you get more bang for your cheesey taste buck, and you can leave the salt out. I sometimes use paprika instead of cayenne pepper - works well, too.

    • leise posted on January 28th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      This recipe gave excellent result , however, I varied my recipe batch by adding cottage cheese and a bit of mustard to the milk mixture...the mustard brings out the flavour of the cheese....the result were moist and flavour full muffins.......just fantastic.

    • AJM posted on September 14th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      I just whipped up a double batch of these for the first time. They turned out just beautifully. I added a finely chopped spring onion also. Will be a regular recipe for me. =)

    • Wanganui posted on June 19th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10


    • morgan posted on May 26th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      They were so easy to make ! They turned out perfectly ! I'd have to agree with adding a little something to the mix if you're going to eat them by themselves . I added some tabasco sauce . . . gave it a nice kick !

    • Nicky posted on April 6th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Super Quick and Easy and Taste Great. My 3 year son and i just made them on our rainy day. Hope you enjoy them too.

    • Sharleen posted on November 28th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      This recipe is just what I needed; Over the last two weeks I've made it about 5 times. They've turned out perfect each time!

    • Unity posted on June 20th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      This recipe is fantastic, quick, easy & I even added pesto as a variation and they turned out great !!!

    • Jolene posted on June 9th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      easy to make, great for school lunches and kids love them.

    • Elizabeth posted on June 1st, 2009
      Overall Rating: 1.0 / 10

      Followed the recipe to the letter. The results were so greasy that if left rings on the plate it was served on. Never ever again.