Triple cheese & onion muffins

Savoury fluffy cakes packed with cheddar, Parmesan, chives, spring onion and cream cheese – delicious fresh from the oven

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:25 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 375
  • fat 24g
  • saturates 8g
  • carbs 30g
  • sugars 2g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 10g
  • salt 0.8g


  • 150ml sunflower oil, plus extra for the tin
  • 1 large egg
  • 284ml carton buttermilk, made up to 350ml with milk
  • 500g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp English mustard powder
  • 140g mature cheddar, grated
  • 1 bunch spring onions, sliced
  • small bunch chives, snipped
  • 25g parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), grated
  • 200g full-fat soft cheese, gently diced into 2cm cubes


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and oil a 12-hole muffin tin. Whisk the oil, egg and buttermilk. In a mixing bowl, mix the flour, 1 tsp salt and mustard powder, then stir in the cheddar, spring onions, chives and half the Parmesan.

  2. Use a large spoon to gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry – don’t overmix, just lightly combine. With the final few folds, mix in the soft cheese cubes. Spoon the mixture between the holes in the tin (they will be quite full), scatter with the remaining Parmesan and bake for 25 mins.

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