Super Easy Cheese Muffins

8 March 2011, 23:44

So I thought it was time to do something savoury for my “Super Easy” recipes hehe so in case you don’t know but I heart cheese. Brie, mozzarella, camembert, ricotta, mascarpone, parmesan, cheddar, feta, halloumi, cream cheese, gruyere, jarlsberg, swiss, paneer mmm I’m still working my way into appreciating blue cheeses but hey give me time :P I used to hate cheese when I was a kid, I could never understand the appeal of those weird pyramids from the happy cow cheese or those mini wheels of cheeses in the bright red wax. But then one day in primary school, my mum (HI MUM!) handed me a toasted cheese sandwich and the rest is history.

This cheese muffin recipe is awesome and super quick to make. I based it on the CSR recipe but added romano cheese and some black pepper. If I was one of those people with a well stocked spice rack I would’ve added cayene pepper. But I’m not so I didn’t but hey knock yourself out and give em a try!

2 cups plain flour
4 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
¼ cup oil
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 ¼ cups milk
1 cup grated tasty cheese
½ cup grated romano cheese (or parmesan)
1 Tbsp ground black pepper

Pre heat oven to 180C. Whack everything in a bowl. See my egg? Beat it before adding!

Stir ingredients until combined. If the mixture seems too dry add a bit more milk until mixture is stir-able but not so much that it’ll be like cupcake batter. Make sure there’s no flour pockets but don’t over stir too much or the muffins will be tough and chewy.

Use an ice cream scoop to portion out your muffins

Bake for about 15 – 20 minutes until golden brown. Cool muffins on a wire rack.

Why hello come here often? These babies are sexy right outta the oven and made even more sexier with a dab of butter. Cos butter makes everything sexy. Nuke them in the microwave for about 5 sec if you can resist not eating them straight away. And then add the butter. Cos it’s sexy.



  1. Hallo there shexy butter and cheese filled treat!

    Love the photos too – they look fabtastic :)

    shez    Mar 8, 11:59 PM    #

  2. add in some bacon chips!

    Milkteaxx    Mar 9, 12:04 AM    #

  3. I heart cheese, brie, mozzarella, camembert, ricotta, mascarpone, parmesan, cheddar, feta, halloumi, cream cheese, gruyere, jarlsberg, swiss, paneer & blue :P

    Cheese rocks and so do your muffins.

    sara @ Belly Rumbles    Mar 9, 12:24 AM    #

  4. Didn’t you like those “Sizzlers toast” too when you were little? You are still little ….. in size!

    — iT    Mar 9, 12:31 AM    #

  5. Easy cheesy muffins with butter? Sounds like a rich, indulgent overload :)

    Simon @ the heart of food    Mar 9, 01:00 AM    #

  6. I heart cheese too! never really liked those happy cow triangles either but I liked the circle ones with the red wax! I think I actually have some in my fridge right now hehe

    Jacq    Mar 9, 03:17 AM    #

  7. Gotta try those!!!

    Cate    Mar 9, 07:27 AM    #

  8. Oh these are so delicious looking. I really love the paper case you have used – very modern cafe style eh?

    anh    Mar 9, 08:24 AM    #

  9. Mmmmm cheese muffin <3 You don’t like the blue cheeses! But they’re so stinky and tasty lol. And you’re right, butter is totes sexy

    Minh    Mar 9, 09:05 AM    #

  10. oh suze, i love your serving plank. it’s sexy.

    Laura    Mar 9, 10:58 AM    #

  11. I shouldn’t have read this post @ morning tea time… I want a dozen now!

    Gaby    Mar 9, 11:24 AM    #

  12. Mmmmmm! With bacon, tomato, corn, capsicum – the possibilities are endless!

    Tina@foodboozeshoes    Mar 9, 11:47 AM    #

  13. I’ve gotta try these! Oh and completely agree, butter makes food so sexy! :)

    MJ -    Mar 9, 12:30 PM    #

  14. Butter is sexy, cheese is sexy, cheesy baked goods are sexy so…these little muffins are basically Sofia Vergara/Brad Pitt/*insert name of person you think is sexy* on a plate! I can dig it.

    Lizzie (El Moorish)    Mar 9, 12:45 PM    #

  15. Cheese, cheese and more cheese make me a happy cow!! What?? you adding cayene pepper.

    Shanks    Mar 9, 01:51 PM    #

  16. Wahey, I just pulled muffins out of the oven too! Except mine are severely lacking in cheesy cheesy goodness. Chocolate Suze wins again!

    Hannah    Mar 9, 02:11 PM    #

  17. I love cheese, and I love sexy food! ;) I really, really love blue cheese. And I love your presentation too :D

    Chanel    Mar 9, 03:39 PM    #

  18. I like your super easy recipes, cause that’s exactly what they are. I might even add some chives to it as well.
    Btw – what’s the quantity of romano? 1/2 of what? :)

    ToniTones    Mar 9, 05:05 PM    #

  19. Mmmmm I LOVE cheese

    Erin@TheFoodMentalist    Mar 9, 07:35 PM    #

  20. i totally approve of the “do not do this” approach of instructions (whether intentional or not) haha. that’s something i’d do! (though i’m an amateur baker…)

    Charlene    Mar 9, 08:53 PM    #

  21. my boyfriend will totally love me for this! lol

    Jenny (minibites)    Mar 9, 09:48 PM    #

  22. These muffins look absolutely delicious. I have never thought of using squares of parchment in place of cupcake wrappers, but I will definitely be trying that now. Thanks for the Jarlsberg mention. Love to hear you love cheese as much as we do!

    Casey Benedict
    on behalf of Jarlsberg USA

    Jarlsberg USA    Mar 10, 03:25 AM    #

  23. These look easy and delicious! I love finding easy cheese recipes to tr out with the Boyfriend. I’ll definitely bookmark this one!

    JL    Mar 10, 08:13 AM    #

  24. They look great! I really need to try making more savoury muffins, because as you so rightly pointed out, cheese is the biz!

    Georgia    Mar 10, 11:37 AM    #

  25. These look incredible! You can never go wrong with cheese.

    Stephanie    Mar 10, 01:19 PM    #

  26. Cheese is awesome! And I don’t mind SOME blue cheeses, as long as it isn’t overly pungent. Hehe I used to hate cheese as a kid too! I think melting the cheese makes it a bit more palatable to a young one and then you make your way to the unmelted stuff.

    angie    Mar 10, 01:52 PM    #

  27. Love the simple recipes, often the best too : )
    Your muffins look perfect…that golden top…yum!!!

    Brenda    Mar 10, 01:59 PM    #

  28. I never realised the red stuff was wax until I ate one whole. Then I was very, very sorry. I love cheese so much I would put some shaved Parmesan on these babies a few minutes before they’re ready. Serve with cured meat like cold prosciutto or pancetta, yum

    — MattyLittles    Mar 10, 07:06 PM    #

  29. These look gooooooood. I also heart cheese :)

    Kate    Mar 10, 11:53 PM    #

  30. I didn’t like Babybel as a kid, only the novelty that they were covered in red wax and peelable, but have grown a love for them as an adult. La vache qui rit is pretty good squished on crackers too…

    Ahhh, who am I kidding – I love cheese!

    mademoiselle délicieuse    Mar 12, 12:32 PM    #

  31. It’s been a while but we shared food at Charis’s wedding years ago … anyway, I just wanted to say I was never into blue cheese either until I tried Castello Blue cheese. I’m still not a fan of the really old and strong ones but this creamy one is just right =)

    — Jess    Mar 30, 10:58 PM    #

  32. There are gorgeous. Great, as the ones I last bought from M and S were just sold at Christmas. Will be making my (your) own after this.

    — Gill    Feb 29, 07:25 PM    #

  33. I love how you presented them. They look like they’ve been wrapped up like little gifts. And yes, butter makes everything better.

    Hotly Spiced    Mar 9, 01:08 PM    #

  34. Tried these-very good recipe and it works well. Quick and delicious. I added a bit of mustard powder too.

    Dawn Canning    May 19, 09:22 PM    #

  35. Super easy and really yummy!

    — Lenushka    Jun 11, 02:28 AM    #

  36. It’s absolutely easy! Susan do you have any youtube posts? if you do could you send me the link to please? I love your recipe so much! lol

    — Kateyan    Jul 27, 12:31 PM    #

  37. I have just rediscovered Babybel cheese as an adult. AKA “baby cheeses” to me. They are soooooo delish.

    Delilah    Mar 13, 04:41 PM    #

  38. Wow I made these simple and yum! I added some dill too see my pic here :)

    Sophia    May 26, 02:50 PM    #

  39. Beautiful recipe and easy to make in a rush. Accidentally put 2 x eggs in and it turned out pretty well and more like a sponge consistency. Nice base to add stuff to.

    — Aroha    Jun 13, 07:41 PM    #

  40. I’m totally gonna bake these for our Volunteer Firefighters who are working so hard, night and day this week. Im gonna put some sun dried tomatoes in, and lots of TLC.

    — Amanda    Oct 22, 07:48 PM    #

  41. Thanks for the fantastic recipe. I whipped some up, but added sweet corn and chopped spinach so it made 15 massive muffins. This is going to be my go to from now on.

    — Debbie    Jan 30, 02:56 PM    #

  42. Good but too much black pepper! Teaspoon not tablespoon?

    — Kate    Oct 6, 12:23 AM    #

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