Bacon Muffins With Onion And Basil Bacon Muffins With Onion And Basil

Bacon Muffins With Onion And Basil

cooking time
20 minutes

cooking skill
Not too tricky

12 people


  • 225g (8oz) dry cured unsmoked back bacon rashers, trimmed and cut into large pieces
  • 450g (1lb) plain flour
  • 30ml baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 eggs, medium
  • 450ml (¾pt) semi skimmed milk
  • 25g (1oz) butter
  • 1 small onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 small handful fresh basil, roughly chopped/torn
  • Small handful fresh basil, roughly chopped/torn



Preheat oven to Gas Mark 4, 180ºC.


Into a large bowl place flour, baking powder and salt.


Break eggs into a jug and lightly mix with a fork. Add the milk and mix together.


Place the butter into a hot frying pan and add the bacon pieces and onion slices.


Cook until onion is translucent and bacon cooked through.


Add the cooked bacon and onion to the flour and mix. Add the basil followed by the egg and milk mixture.


Fold the mixture together using a large spoon until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.


Place muffin cases or scrunch greaseproof squares into muffin tins. Fill each muffin case almost to the top with mixture (should make about 18 muffins).


Cook in a preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes until well risen and golden.

Serving Suggestions

Serve hot as a lunch, breakfast or snack, or cold for pack lunches or a picnic.