Savoury Cheese, Bacon and Zucchini Muffins

    45 minutes

    If you are growing zucchinis this is a great recipe to use up any surplus. Cheese and bacon are the perfect combination for this tasty muffin.

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    Makes: 12 muffins

    • 1 3/4 cups (220g) plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 65g butter, melted
    • 1 egg, lightly whisked
    • 1 cup (250ml) milk
    • 1 cup grated zucchini
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 3/4 cup (90g) grated cheddar cheese
    • 1/4 cup (30g) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    • 4 rashers bacon, cooked crisp and diced

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Spray 12 muffin cups with cooking oil spray.
    2. Mix the flour, baking powder, bicarb soda and salt in a bowl.
    3. In another bowl stir together the butter, egg, milk, zucchini and garlic until well blended. Mix the flour mixture into the milk mixture about 1/2 cup at a time, stirring between additions, until the flour mixture is incorporated.
    4. Fold in the cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese and diced bacon then pour the batter into the prepared muffin cups.
    5. Cook in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean; about 30 to 35 minutes. Allow muffins to cool slightly before removing from muffin cups; serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.

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    I tried this recipe only forgot to shop for zucchini and changed clove of garlic for teaspoon minced. Worked out realy well. Thanx for the recipe.  -  01 Aug 2013


    I am the submitter of this recipe. I have just made another batch after receiving a less than stellar review. I followed the recipe exactly and had excellent results, again. My total baking time was 32 minutes. Some pointers to follow when baking anything - allow cold ingredients to come to room temperature (unless the recipe specifically states COLD). Cold ingredients drop the temperature of the batter resulting in longer baking time/underdone baked goods. This recipe calls for milk and an egg. I let mine warm up first (you can cheat here). Remember that oven temperatures vary, but the temp is always hotter at the top and cooler at the bottom. Opening the oven door repeatedly can also drop the temperature by up to 25 degrees. I do have one recommendation - if you use liners, I'd go with the foil type - the cheese in these muffins tends to stick to the paper. These are a moist muffin inside - there is yummy melty cheese all through.  -  15 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I was really excited to make these sadly they were bland. It needs at least 2 to 3 more bacon slices and maybe and extra 1/2 cup cheddar cheese or even a sharp white cheese added. It also needs a tablespoon of mixed herbs such as rosemary and thyme. I will try these again with these alterations and update my post.  -  18 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)