Ham & Cheese Breakfast Muffins Recipe

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Ever since we began making these muffins, they have been a huge hit with family and friends. They are simple to make, are tasty warm or cold and never stay around for long.—Laura Newcomer, Bowdoin, Maine
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion

Nutritional Facts

149 calories: 1 muffin, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 281mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein .


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pepper. In another bowl, whisk eggs, buttermilk and oil until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in ham, cheese and onion.
  2. Fill greased or foil-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 20 muffins.
Originally published as Ham & Cheese Breakfast Muffins in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2014

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Reviewed Aug. 9, 2015

"These were not very good. They had no flavor. We tried slathering them in butter but they were still bad. The texture is more like a biscuit than a muffin. I'm not sure what you could add to give this recipe some flavor."

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