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Easy savoury muffins topped with cheese and packed with corn

Savoury Muffins with Cheese and Sweetcorn

A quick and simple Savoury Muffins recipe. Packed with Cheese and Sweetcorn, these vegetarian bakes make a brilliant lunchbox filler, picnic pack up or breakfast for kids and grown ups too.

Course Snack
Cuisine Family Food, vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 Muffins
Calories 247 kcal
Author Sarah Barnes


Dry ingredients

  • 250 g Self raising flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 200 g Grated cheese
  • 160 g Can of Tinned Sweetcorn Drained
  • 25 g Fresh chives Chopped finely

Wet ingredients

  • 2 Eggs Beaten
  • 100 ml Oil Sunflower or vegetable
  • 250 ml Milk Semi skimmed or whole milk


  • 1 tbsp Oil to brush the tin


  • Spring onions (green onions/scallions), red onion, cooked bacon, peppers, spinach


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C.

  2. Brush the inside of a muffin tin well with oil.

  3. Mix all of the dry ingredients in one bowl.

  4. Mix all of the wet ingredients in a bowl or jug, and stir until well mixed.

  5. Plop the wet mixture into the dry and mix until totally combined. (Don't over mix, but do check thoroughly as there are often pockets of dry flour hiding!)

  6. Scoop into the 12 muffin holes and bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Recipe Notes

  • Be sure to use a STRONG cheese, I use an Extra Mature Cheddar. These muffins really need this to give flavour. (Parmesan would work really well too.)
  • I like to reserve a handful of cheese from the main mixture and sprinkle on top of the scooped muffins.
  • You can use muffin cases if you prefer but as these muffins don't have a huge amount of oil in the mixture, they can stick a little to the paper. 
  • Use a quite bland oil like sunflower or vegetable oil. I wouldn't recommend olive oil as the taste will be very strong.
  • Do try to buy fresh chives, they really make the taste of this. If you don't have them, you can substitute a small, finely chopped red or white onion.
Nutrition Facts
Savoury Muffins with Cheese and Sweetcorn
Amount Per Serving
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 317mg14%
Potassium 157mg4%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 375IU8%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 173mg17%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.