Sweetcorn muffins recipe

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These sweetcorn and bacon muffins are sweet, salty and savoury, packed with cheddar cheese too and would make a great lunchbox or picnic treat

Sweetcorn muffins
  • healthy
Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories196 Kcal10%
Sugar1.8 g2%
Fat9.5 g14%
Saturated Fat2.8 g14%
Salt0.5 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein7.9 g16%
Carbohydrates19.4 g7%
Salt0.5 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Sweetcorn muffins are a delicious snack to have in the fridge for that mid-afternoon craving.

It takes just eight store cupboard ingredients to make these filling sweetcorn muffins. These muffins are also super easy to make and take just 40 minutes from mixture to muffin. Perfect if you're looking for an on-the-go lunch or healthier afternoon snack. For an additional touch of greenery, add some fresh coriander to the top of the muffins before they go in the oven.


  • 3 rashers of bacon chopped
  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 100g drained sweetcorn
  • 100g grated cheddar cheese
  • 200ml milk
  • 4tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil
  • 2 eggs




  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Fan 180°C/Gas Mark 6.
  2. Line a muffin tray with 12 cases.
  3. In a large frying pan, fry the bacon and set to one side.
  4. In a bowl sift together the self-raising flour and baking powder.
  5. Mix through the bacon, sweetcorn and cheese.
  6. In a separate bowl mix the milk, eggs and 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 20 minutes or until well risen and firm to the touch.
  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool fully.

Top tips for making sweetcorn muffins:

To stop your sweetcorn from falling to the bottom of the baking tin in the oven, lightly coat each of the corns in flour that you're using in the recipe. This will suspend the sweetcorn in the mixture and they won't all collect at the bottom of the tin.

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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