Cheddar and Chives Muffins are great to add to your breakfast / brunch menu and they are just as delicious for lunch, a snack or a tea time savory treat.
I was craving for something cheesy, with a chive flavor as well, for nearly 2 weeks. With all the makeovers going on in just about every room of our house, time is a bit limited these days, so I put my cravings last on the list.
Which is a bit stupid, if only I thought of baking muffins first. These are prepped, baked and served in under 20 minutes.
One morning I caved and baked a batch of these family favorite Muffins. Perfect ! We enjoyed them with a cup of coffee, whilst discussing the wall decor we wanted in the hallway (which is just about done!)
And as with most savory muffins, I served these Cheddar and Chives Muffins hot, with only Butter – slathered with butter really ! There are not much more delicious than, soft, warm, dripping with butter Muffins.
I also like to sprinkle over some additional cheese and chives over the freshly baked muffins, not only because it looks great, but also to add more flavor. And for cheese lovers like us, no dish can ever have enough cheese.
Cheddar And Chives Muffins
8 Large Muffins
2 cups Flour
2 TB Baking Powder
1/2 t Salt
1/8 t Cayenne Pepper
1 1/2 cups Cheddar Cheese, grated
1/4 cup Chives, chopped
1 1/2 cups Milk
Extra: Cheddar Cheese, grated – to sprinkle over
Extra: Chives, chopped, to garnish
1.) Pre-heat the oven to 220 deg C (440 deg F) – spray a muffin pan with cooking oil (12 hole pan for medium muffins and 8 holes for large muffins)
2.) Sift together the Flour, Baking Powder, Salt and Cayenne Pepper in a medium mixing bowl – stir in the Cheese and Chives
3.) Add the Milk and stir only until just combined (do not over mix) – fill the muffin pan (full for large and 2/3 up for medium)
4.) Bake 12 – 15 minutes – remove from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack
5.) Extra: – Optional – sprinkle the hot muffins with Cheddar Cheese and Chives
Serve immediately with Butter (and Cheese if you choose so!) – leftovers are best eaten on the same day