Cheddar Pepper Muffins

Posted on August 30, 2011

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These are savory muffins which is such a nice change from the typical sweet muffin.  I think they are lovely with soup.  The muffin top is especially delicious with all the browned cheese.  My kids all love this muffin.  Some kids are bothered by pepper; if so, you could reduce the pepper in the recipe.

Cheddar Pepper Muffins

2 c. flour

1 T. sugar

1 T. baking powder

1 tsp. coarsely ground pepper

1/2 tsp. salt

1 1/4 c. milk

1/4 c. canola oil

1 egg

1 1/4 c. shredded sharp cheddar, divided

Combine dry, then wet (except cheese), and blend together.  Then fold in 3/4 c. cheese.  Spoon into muffin tins, and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the tops of the muffins.  Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 min.

You can also sprinkle these with Parmesan, or fold in chopped ham.  Sometimes we also stir in some minced garlic.  I am sure you could come up with tons of variations!

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