Cheesy Bacon Mini Muffins
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5 from 5 votes


Cheesy Bacon Puffs are a homemade appetizer or breakfast stuffed full if cheese, bacon and seasonings. Perfect for dipping!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesy Bacon Puffs
Servings: 12
Calories: 196kcal
Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook


  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley optional
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 lb cooked and crumbled bacon

Optional dipping sauce:

  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  • Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
  • Spray a mini muffin tins really, really well with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, garlic powder, parsley, salt and pepper. Give it a quick stir to combine.
  • Then stir in milk.
  • Lightly beat the egg and add beaten egg to the batter.
  • Stir well to combine then add in shredded cheese and crumbled bacon (set aside just a few pieces of the bacon to add to the tops.) Stir again to combine.
  • Then allow batter to rest for 10 minutes.
  • Spoon batter evenly into mini muffin tins (this recipe makes 24 bacon puffs.)
  • Top each muffin puff with a small piece of crumbled bacon.
  • Bake at 375F degrees for about 20 minutes. They should spring back to the touch when ready. Still not sure if they are done? Stick a toothpick in one. If it comes out with batter on it, it needs to bake for a few more minutes.



Shortcuts: Feel free to use pre-shredded cheese and the pre-cooked bacon for this if it makes your life easier. 
Want a twist?
Instead of garlic powder and dried parsley in the puffs, use a packet of ranch dressing mix instead.
For the optional dipping sauce:
Combine 4 tbsp. melted butter with 1 tsp. garlic powder. Stir well.


Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 327mg | Potassium: 117mg | Vitamin A: 265IU | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 0.6mg