Mom’s Easy Cheese Muffins

23 Aug

My mom is pretty great. No. Pretty awesome. Ok, she’s the best there is.

She could bake me under the table. She could also sew me under the table; I am proof that being the daughter of a retired fashion designer does not automatically make you good at sewing or making good fashion choices..or avoiding looking like a hobo.

Considering how much of a perfectionist she is, I’m pretty grateful for her patience and understanding after seeing me perform baking no-no’s in her kitchen when I come to visit. I’m also pretty grateful for when she tells me I look bad in some recently purchased shorts….or when my hairband makes me look like a doofus. Thanks mom.

This is why I got her to bake these cheese muffins. I would never dare bake these in front of her. They’re her recipe. She makes them every Sunday morning for the family, along with scones (pronounced “scons” in her South African accent), and an amazing array of cheese, fruit, jam (she lives for her marmalade), and other brunch related goodies. I know. She’s awesome. She’s cute. She’s got spunk…and she’s all mine. Well….I share her with my brother but that’s IT. You can’t have her. You can have her muffin recipe though….I guess…

Such a simple recipe, but such an impressive result. Win.

Combine ingredients.

If you’re feeling particularly crazy like we were, throw in some fresh herbs! Thyme, perhaps?


Bake in muffin pan.


Serve warm, if possible….and same day…if possible. (pfff, like there will be any left the next day)

The end.

Mom’s Easy Cheese Muffins

Makes 12 muffins

2 cups flour

2 cups grated cheese

2 tsp salt

4 tsp baking powder

350 mL milk (add a little extra if the batter seems too dry)

Mix together all ingredients, trying not to overwork the batter.

Bake at 425F for 15 minutes in a greased muffin tin.


5 Responses to “Mom’s Easy Cheese Muffins”

  1. Momma Jo July 5, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    Oh my giddy aunt!!! Just made these and added a sprig of spring onion. They were DIVINE!!! Thank you so much for sharing your mom’s yummy recipe with us

  2. georgiejansen July 15, 2012 at 7:09 am #

    Quickly made these for a morning of shameless Sunday morning stay-in-bed indolence. Easy, quick and delicious! You’re right, the will never last until the next day.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. ls September 2, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    just making them for first time – 15 minutes and not done- perhaps 5 more?

    • Fabi September 3, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

      they may need more or less time depending on your oven…everyone’s oven can vary and yours may just need to be recalibrated?

  4. JUDE WARD August 31, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

    Am gonna try these 2morro! I had the best chese muffin recipe ever from a freind who has a restaurant, made them once and they were huge and awesome, light and not stodgy, then lost the recipe! SO I still lust after that exact taste and look of the cheese muffin, so will let you know what I think of ye MUMS!! JUDE SOUTH AFRICA

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