Savory and Sweet: Indulge in Cheddar Apple Muffins with a Tangy Twist

Nov 29, 2023 | Baking & Bread


Prep Time

Cooking Time

20 minutes
18-20 minutes

Cheddar Apple Muffins Ingredients


– 2 cups all-purpose flour
– 2 teaspoons baking powder
– 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
– 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
– 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
– 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
– 2 large eggs
– 1 cup buttermilk
– 1 1/2 cups diced apples (about 2 medium-sized apples)
– 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives (optional but recommended)
– Extra grated cheddar cheese and apple slices for topping (optional)

Cheddar Apple Muffins


1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a muffin tin with paper liners or grease it lightly with butter or cooking spray.

2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, black pepper, and ground cinnamon. Set this dry mixture aside for now.

3. In another bowl, combine the melted butter, grated cheddar cheese, and brown sugar. Stir until well combined and the sugar has dissolved.

4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, ensuring each is fully incorporated before adding the next.

5. Pour in the buttermilk and mix until everything is well combined.

6. Now it’s time to add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, but remember not to overmix! A few lumps are perfectly fine and will add to the texture of your muffins.

7. Gently fold in the diced apples and chopped fresh chives, distributing them evenly throughout the batter.

8. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tin, filling each cup about three-quarters full. If desired, top each muffin with a sprinkle of grated cheddar cheese and a slice of apple for an extra touch of presentation.

9. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

10. Once baked, transfer the muffins to a wire rack to cool slightly before serving. Enjoy them warm for the best experience.

Optional variations:
– For a touch of sweetness, you can add a handful of dried cranberries or raisins to the batter along with the apples.
– Experiment with different types of cheese, such as a smoky Gouda or tangy goat cheese, to customize the flavor profile.
– If you prefer a bit of heat, try adding a pinch of cayenne pepper or a dash of hot sauce to give your muffins a spicy kick.

Cheddar Apple Muffins Cooking Instructions

Now, take a moment to appreciate the aroma that fills your kitchen. As you sink your teeth into these Cheddar Apple Muffins, let the flavors transport you back to cherished memories or create new ones. These muffins are a testament to the magical union of savory and sweet, reminding us that culinary adventures and delightful surprises are waiting to be discovered, even within the comforting confines of a muffin tin.

Cheddar Apple Muffins

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