Bacon & Cheese Muffins

Bacon & Cheese Muffins

These bacon & cheese muffins are loaded with crispy bacon and gooey cheese, making them the perfect addition to any breakfast or brunch spread. The best part is that they’re incredibly easy to make and can be customized to suit your taste preferences.

We add crispy bacon, and loads of freshly shredded cheese into these muffins for a savory take on a classic! Not only are these muffins delicious right out of the oven with a pat of butter, but they are great served later in the week with a nice bowl of soup. So what are you waiting for, lets make them!

Why you’ll love this recipe

Quick and easy – fry up bacon fresh, or use leftover bacon to make these moist, savory muffins that are perfect for breakfast, bruch, or as a side dish with soup or salad!

Leftovers are great in lunches – Simply wrap up any leftovers with plastic wrap or foil, and put them in the fridge for an add to a lunch! They go great with soup or chili or salad!

What you will need to make these Bacon & Cheese Muffins:

  • Meat – Thick cut bacon is best for this, as when you dice it and fry it, it really holds its shape.
  • Dairy – Eggs, Milk, Butter, Sharp Cheddar cheese – the sharper the better!
  • Pantry Items – Salt, Sugar, Baking Powder, Flour

How do I re-heat these muffins?

These muffins are best served warm and can be reheated in the microwave or oven. You can also freeze them for a quick and easy breakfast on the go.

Can I change up the flavors in these muffins?

Yes! Try experimenting with different types of cheese or adding in some herbs or spices for extra flavor. We recently made them with smoked gouda and bacon, and they were so good! We have switched out the bacon for breakfast sausage, and loved the taste! We have not yet tried diced pepperoni and mozzarella, but that would be AMAZING!

Allow the muffins to cool completely on a wire rack, before using your preferred storage method. They can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 3 months. To freeze, line an airtight, freezer safe container with paper towel and add the muffins in a single layer.

Next time you’re looking for a savory breakfast option, give these bacon and cheese muffins a try. They are sure to be a hit with everyone!

bacon cheese muffins in muffin tin

Bacon & Cheese Muffins

These muffins are the perfect combo of bacon, cheese and fluffy muffin!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, baking, breakfast, brunch, cheese, muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 347kcal
Author: Bruce and Dina Miller


  • Muffin pan




Instructions for Bacon Cheese Muffins

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Cut the bacon into ¼ inch pieces and fry in a pan until cooked through. Drain bacon on a paper towel and set aside to cool.
  • Whisk eggs and milk in a mixing bowl. Add in sugar, salt and baking powder. Whisk to combine. Whisk in melted butter and flour until no lumps remain. Using a rubber spatula, stir in cooked bacon and cheese until combined.
  • Scoop muffin batter evenly into 12 muffin tins. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown, rotating halfway through. Remove from oven, allow to cool 5 minutes, then serve.


When we make these, we make a double batch, so we have some for later in week to serve with soup or chili!


Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 527mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 499IU | Calcium: 202mg | Iron: 1mg
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Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.


  1. Sara Reply

    This looks so good. Your recipe says “four” instead of flour. 🙂

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