Cheese and Bacon Muffins are one recipe you really need to know by heart! No matter who’s hungry or who’s dropped in to visit, whipping up a batch of these little beauties will be a huge hit!

This particular Cheese and Bacon Muffins Recipe cooks up beautifully – golden brown in the oven in no time. We love the addition of zucchini in this recipe – adds flavour, texture but also glimpses of green veg which makes us feel even healthier just looking at it ;)

We recommend a nitrate-free bacon if you can find it.  Our pick for this recipe is PIALLIGO ESTATE SMOKEHOUSE BACON – SHORT DRY CURED AND SMOKED NITRITE FREE. Order now for FREE DELIVERY on your first 3 orders!

Quick, easy, tasty and healthy Cheese and Bacon Muffin – Great for lunch boxes and they freeze beautifully too.


Ingredients (makes 24 large muffins)

  • 2 bacon rashers, trimmed
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 cup SR flour
  • 1 cup Plain Flour
  • 1tsp oil
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cheese
  • 2 tbs sweet chilli
  • to taste salt, pepper, parsley and basil


  1. Pre-cook diced bacon. Heat oven to 190 degrees celsius (170ç fan forced). Line or grease muffin pans (mix makes approx. 12 large and 24 mini muffins)
  2. Mix flours and baking powder into a bowl. Make a well in the centre add milk, oil, egg and mix well.
  3. Drain excess juice from zucchini and add to mix along with bacon, cheese, sweet chilli and herbs.
  4. Spoon mixture into pans. Bake for 25minuts or until golden. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack

Notes... Want to mix it up a little? Use the basic Cheese and Bacon Muffin mixture (step 2) and then you can add whatever you like!

  • Yummy


  • These sound absolutely delicious and something I’d love to make for a snack, lunch or party idea.


  • Oh yummy, yummy. These would be great lunch box lunches or good for when the kids come home from school and want something to eat before dinner. Also good for a breakfast, very versatile and tasty.


  • These are great on the breakfast for those morning when it all goes wrong


  • Going to try these.for my breakfast meal prep this week. Will be super easy to reheat in the morning rush for work


  • These are great for the breakfast or kids lunch boxes.


  • I love this recipe and it’s going to come in very handy when I just want to make something quick and simple yet very tasty.


  • Easy to make vegetarian, gluten free and diary free too.


  • These are the perfect snack to make. Yum


  • These sound tasty


  • Sounds really yummmy


  • Adding sweet chili sauce is interesting! Will give it a go to see how it adds to the flavour.


  • They sound really good. The recipe is tasty too. Thank you.


  • These were always one of my favourite things my mum used to make me for school. Now my kids love them too. Such a great snack or lunchbox filler!


  • These look Devine! I am going to try them in my daughters lunch box and hopefully she doesn’t notice the green


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