Gluten-free savoury muffins recipe

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Gluten-free savoury muffins
  • healthy
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories291 Kcal15%
Sugar1.5 g2%
Fat17.7 g25%
Saturated Fat6.8 g34%
Salt1.1 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein13.4 g27%
Carbohydrates19.1 g7%
Salt1.1 gRow 7 - Cell 2

These soft, warm gluten-free savoury muffins are packed with bacon and cheese.

These gluten free muffins are the perfect lunchbox filler or picnic food. The salty bacon and creamy cheese flavour are the ideal match. We've used smoked bacon and mature Cheddar for a more intense flavour. This recipe makes six muffins prepared in just 15 minutes.


  • 3 rashers smoked bacon
  • 70g fine polenta or cornmeal
  • 70g gluten-free plain flour
  • 1tsp gluten-free baking powder
  • 1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 75g mature Cheddar, finely grated
  • 4tbsp natural yogurt
  • 2tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper




  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Fan 160C/Gas Mark 4. Grease 6 holes of a muffin tin and line the bases with circles of baking paper (or line with paper muffin cases). Grill or fry the bacon until crisp, finely chop and set aside.
  2. Place the polenta in a bowl and sift in the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and cayenne pepper. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper and stir in the Cheddar and chopped bacon.
  3. In a separate bowl beat together the yogurt, oil and eggs. Add the dry ingredients and stir lightly and quickly to mix. The mixture should still be a bit lumpy, if over mixed the muffins will be heavier.
  4. Divide the mixture between the muffin tins and bake for 20-25 mins until golden and just firm to the touch. Cool in the tin for 5 mins before turning out. Serve warm or cold.

Top tips for making gluten-free savoury muffins

For vegetarians replace the bacon with 50g cooked and chopped mushrooms or 75g wilted spinach, squeezed of excess liquid and finely chopped. Also, ensure the cheese you use is suitable for vegetarians.

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