Cheese & Red Pepper Muffins

Cheese & Red Pepper Muffins

Muffins are usually sweet, but sometimes it’s nice to have a savoury treat. Whenever I think savoury my mind immediately goes to cheese! These Cheese & Red Pepper Muffins are a perfect savoury treat, flavoured with yummy mature cheddar, italian herbs, sweet red pepper and half a juicy cherry tomato on top. They have gone down a storm at several bake sales I’ve taken them too, plus parties I’ve taken them too, even those skeptical about savoury muffins are soon won over!

Jump straight to the recipe!

I started by mixing the plain flour, wholemeal flour, baking powder, dried mixed herbs and salt together in a bowl.

In a separate bowl I whisked together the vegetable oil, milk and eggs.


I added the wet ingredient to the dry ingredients and mixed in, then added the diced red pepper, and grated extra mature cheddar and mixed until combined.


Next I put it into muffin cases in a baking tray, it filled 18 cases. Then I pushed half a cherry tomato into the top of each one and sprinkled some grated cheese on top.

I baked the muffins on 25 minutes until they were risen, golden and smelling good.

Cheese & Red Pepper Muffins

Damn these Cheese & Red Pepper Muffins are tasty! I even got a profession of love from one of my colleagues, although I think it was directed more at the muffins than me personally! You could easily adapt them too with other flavours, maybe by adding onion or sweetcorn.

Cheese & Red Pepper Muffins

Savoury muffins with cheese, red pepper and a cherry tomato half on top

Course Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword Muffins
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 18
Author thebakingexplorer


For the muffins

  • 300 g Plain flour
  • 135 g Wholemeal flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Mixed herbs I used a mix of oregano, basil, thyme, parsley, sage and marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 215 ml Vegetable oil
  • 230 ml Milk
  • 4 Eggs large
  • 1 Red pepper diced
  • 100 g Mature cheddar grated

For the topping

  • 9 Cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 25 g Mature cheddar grated


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 and line two cupcake tins with paper cases

  2. Mix the plain flour, wholemeal flour, baking powder, mixed herbs and salt in a bowl

  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the oil, milk and eggs
  4. Add the wet ingredient to the dry ingredients and mix in. Then add the red pepper, and the mature cheddar and mixe until combined

  5. Divide the batter between the cases

  6. Push half a cherry tomato into the top of each one and sprinkle the remaining grated cheese on top
  7. Bake the muffins for 25-30 minutes until they are risen and golden

  8. Store in an airtight container in a cool place, eat leftovers within 3 days

If you like this, check out more of my Muffin recipes!

Cheese & Red Pepper Muffins

12 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I love making pizza muffins….. they are one of those very addictive discoveries which you can justify making on a regular basis because they are really quite healthy! I love the half tomato popped on before baking!

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