Cheese and onion muffins recipe

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These cheese and onion muffins are easy to make and only take 20 minutes to prepare. Give the classic flavour a twist from sandwiches, and serve up these muffins instead

Cheese and onion muffins
  • healthy
Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories186 Kcal9%
Sugar2.4 g3%
Fat8.9 g13%
Saturated Fat2.6 g13%
Salt0.3 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein6.4 g13%
Carbohydrates19.8 g8%
Salt0.3 gRow 7 - Cell 2

These cheese and onion muffins are so simple to make and work for anything from an afternoon snack to a party platter. 

Crisps, pasties, sandwiches and more, cheese and onion is a tasty flavour combination and our muffins recipe is no exception. These delicious cheese and onion muffins are so quick to make in just 20 minutes. For a twist on this combination, why not go for a different type of cheese? Famously, blue cheeses such as Blacksticks blue or Stilton works brilliantly with onion, as does a mature Cheddar.


  • 4tbsp vegetable oil
  • Large onion finely chopped
  • 300gm self-raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 100g grated cheddar cheese
  • 200ml milk
  • 2 eggs




  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/440°F/Gas Mark 6.
  2. Line a muffin tray with 12 cases.
  3. In a large frying pan, sauté the onions in 1 tbsp of oil until just soft. Drain on some kitchen towel and set to one side.
  4. In a bowl sift together the self-raising flour and baking powder.
  5. Mix through the onion and cheese.
  6. In a separate bowl mix the milk, eggs and remaining oil stir until well combined.
  7. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until just combined.
  8. Divide between the 12 cases.
  9. Bake for 15 to 20 mins or until well risen and firm to the touch.
  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool fully.

Top tips for making cheese and onion muffins:

Keep your eggs, butter and milk at room temperature before combining them to make the batter. This keeps the mixture smooth as it traps air, which is then heated up in the oven.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies