Garlic Chipotle Muffins with Scallions Cheddar & Bacon

Garlic Chipotle Muffins with Scallions Cheddar & Bacon

My mother-in-law is engaged! This is her third marriage and I hope it’ll be a happily ever after for her.  Chris and I have been together for almost 15 years and it has been a wonderful and blissful union.  I hope she finds the same with her new fiancé.  She sounded really happy over the phone about being engaged to a man she has known for 20 years.  I’m happy that she’s happy.  She deserves it.  She’ll be visiting us with her new fiancé next Tuesday.  I know, odd day but they’re only in town for a day.  This means I’ll be cleaning the house this weekend.

Garlic Chipotle Muffins with Scallions Cheddar & Bacon

The last time I cleaned when E and M were visiting, it took me a good 5 hours! I’m hoping it won’t take as long this time, as the house isn’t too dirty.  After I clean, I like to kick my shoes off and drink to reward myself on a job well-done.  And these will be a tasty snack to go with.  Happy Friday! 🙂

Garlic Chipotle Muffins with Scallions Cheddar & Bacon

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  • 2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 4 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup of cooked bacon (2-3 slices), crumbled
  • 1/2 cup of garlic chipotle butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of buttermilk

Garlic Chipotle Muffins with Scallions Cheddar & Bacon


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease or line baking cups in the muffin pan.

Using a stand or electric mixer (or mix by hand) mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, scallions, cheese and bacon.

In a medium bowl whisk butter, egg and buttermilk until combined.  Slowly pour the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture and stir until just moistened.  Do not overmix.

Spoon batter (I used a 3-tablespoons large cookie scoop) into the greased or lined muffin cups and bake for 17-20 minutes or until toothpick/tester inserted into the center comes out clean.  Cool slightly, about 5-7 minutes and serve warm or at room temperature (best served warm).

Garlic Chipotle Muffins with Scallions Cheddar & Bacon


45 thoughts on “Garlic Chipotle Muffins with Scallions Cheddar & Bacon

  1. Savory muffins are kind of one of my favorite things since they feel like a treat, but not so bad for you? I especially love the spice here! And congrats to your mom-in-law!

  2. Congrats to your mom-in-law, Anne!
    And wow, I’d be able to actually do some housework (which I hate haha) only to have a few of these after I’m done. They look awesome! 😉

  3. Anne,
    I love your style and taste in the kitchen. These muffins are exactly the type of thing I would have a severe problem with 🙂 Congrats to your mom-in-law and btw, I also admire your spirit of good will, can you put a recipe out for that too please? Hope you have a great weekend!!

  4. That is such happy news about your mother in law. I wish her lots of love and happiness! I love how you reward yourself after cleaning! These have to be so good right out of the oven. Enjoy your weekend.

  5. That’s wonderful, congrats to your mother-in-law Anne 🙂
    Deep cleaning for house guests can definitely be long and tiring but these muffins are such a great treat to look forward to after:) They look fantastic and I love the sound of the chipotle garlic butter! Hope you have a great weekend Anne 🙂

  6. Congrats to your MIL! And my oh my, these little muffins look amazing! I love garlic and chipotle. And you can’t go wrong with bacon and cheddar! Pinned!

    Hope you are enjoying your weekend, Anne!

  7. We have a French exchange student staying with us at the moment – the house has been cleaned from top to bottom! I wish I’d had some of these muffins to look forward to when the work was finished though!

  8. I much prefer savory muffins to sweet (although I certainly don’t turn up my nose at sweet ones!). Love the texture of these. Really good recipe – thanks.

  9. Congrats to your mother in law! Hope your cleaning doesn’t take long, Anne. These savory muffins look amazing — I love the spice!

  10. Thanks for sharing this recipe – made them this morning for breakfast and although the SO (Significant Other) was a little taken aback as he wasn’t expecting a “savoury” muffin, definitely a recipe to make again….

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