Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Madhouse recipe : Cheese, bacon and mushroom muffins

My original plan was to make Full English Breakfast muffins, with bacon, egg, mushroom, tomato ... you could even put chopped up cooked sausage in them for total decadence. Leek works well too. But the kids had other ideas - Juliette didn't want tomatoes in them but she did want cheese. *Sigh* No fun ! They were very tasty though. I actually totally forgot to put the egg in and realised this once they were in the oven - I can therefore vouch for the fact that they work eggless too, although I prefer the texture with !

 Cheese, bacon and mushroom muffins

ingredients :

200g bacon lardons
2 mushrooms
150g grated cheese
225g flour
1tsp baking powder
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2tsp salt
2tsp mustard powder
1 small pot (150g) yogurt (plain, Greek, whatever you fancy ... I used up a prune yogurt that nobody likes - who likes prune yogurts ?!)
6tbsp olive oil
125ml milk
1 egg
a sprinkle of herbes de Provence

Chop up the mushrooms (and leeks, sausages, tomatoes if using).

Fry the bacon lardons for a few minutes until they release their fat, then toss in the mushrooms. Cook for 8 minutes until golden and slightly crispy then turn off the heat and add the grated cheese. Stir in so it all melts.

Put all the remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix to create a thick dough. Add the cheesy bacon mass, including the bacon fat for extra flavour, and stir until well combined.

Pour into greased silicon muffin cases.

Bake for 20-25 minutes at 180° until well risen, golden brown and cooked through when pierced with a knife.

They can be eaten hot or cold, for picnics, brunches or breakfast on the way to school when you're in a mad rush in the morning !

This used up a manky prune yogurt that was lurking in the fridge so it can go in  this month's #KitchenClearout linky !

Tasty Tuesdays on


  1. Another fab recipe - thanks for sharing - look good for lunchboxes and picnics too

    (Real name: Christine Lockley)

  2. Great recipe, these look really tasty, thank you for sharing.

  3. Cheese, bacon and mushroom muffins sound like my idea of heaven ~ and will probably be our weekend brunch this weekend. (I definitely never have any prune yoghurt lurking in my fridge though!)

    1. I only had peach or strawberry today and I wasn't sure that would work so I used crème fraîche instead - it's just something to add a bit of moisture really.

  4. YUM! Want one now! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  5. These are a great idea. I never think of making savoury muffins