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Cracked Pepper Cheddar Muffins

 Cracked Pepper Cheddar Muffins
These warm, golden muffins make a great accompaniment to soup, stew or any other cold-weather entree. My family loves the cheese and pepper flavor. —Susan Kelm, Mineral Point, Wisconsin
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/4 cups 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and pepper.
  • In another bowl, whisk the egg, milk and oil. Stir into dry
  • ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cheese.
  • Fill muffins cups coated with cooking spray two-thirds full. Bake at
  • 375° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the
  • center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan
  • to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.