Desserts & Baking

Cheese-and-bacon granola muffins

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Makes 12
25 minutes
20 minutes

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  • 200 g streaky bacon, chopped
  • 100 g rolled oats
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 T maple syrup
  • 125 g Woolworths Royal Ashton cheese, grated, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 125 g mature Cheddar, grated, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 125 g Gouda, grated, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 280 g flour
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1 T English mustard powder
  • 2 free-range eggs, beaten
  • 3⁄4 cup milk, plus more if necessary

Preheat the oven to 220°C.

Fry the bacon until crispy, then remove from the pan. Toast the oats in the bacon fat for a few minutes, season, then return the bacon to the pan and fold through the maple syrup. Set aside to cool.

Mix the cheese and dry ingredients. Mix the wet ingredients, then combine the wet and dry ingredients to make a sticky dough. Add more milk if necessary.

Grease a 12-hole muffin pan and spoon the mixture into the moulds until three- quarters full. Sprinkle with more cheese. Bake for 12–15 minutes.

Sprinkle over the bacon granola halfway through baking.

Cook's note: I grew up on this recipe and I still love it! The bacon granola is my special twist, but the muffins are just as good without it.

Abigail Donnelly

Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly

Nothing excites Woolworths TASTE's Food Director quite as much as the challenge of dreaming up recipes with innovative new foods – or the thrill of creating deliciousness on a plate with the humblest of ingredients. With Abi by your side, you’ll be a cooking expert in no time at all.

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