Quick Bread Cheese Muffins

Sunday, February 19, 2023
Quick Bread Cheese Muffins are a cheese lover and bread lover winner for any meal especially served with soups, stews, or your favorite chili recipe!

Of course, mom always added toppings little Italian herbs, more than one cheese, and even a little garlic flavor in her batter.

Even though we like ours with a little kick in the batter and add a dash of red pepper flakes, you can adapt this recipe how your family enjoys cheese bread.

These easy cheese muffins can also be baked in a loaf pan, a mini muffin pan for appetizers, or an individual muffin/cupcake pan.

They are so simple to mix together because there is no yeast in the batter so it's just like the name Quick Bread!

Don't miss all the toppings to change these up, they're perfect for finger foods at your next family gathering, backyard barbecue, or game day party!

If you're you're in a hurry for just the ready do a quick scroll to the bottom of this page and print off the recipe card!


cheese quick bread in a muffin tin





Quick Bread Cheese Muffins Step by Step:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 12-cup muffin tin with oil spray(or loaf pan)
  2. place the dry ingredients in one bowl and in another bowl the wet ingredients
  3. blend the two mixtures together just until moistened
  4. fold in the cheese
  5. scoop into muffin tins and add toppings if using
  6. bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown


cheese muffin batter


Tips for making Cheese Muffins or Loaf:

  1. Make sure the oven is completely heated so these rise perfectly
  2. Use an ice cream scoop for 12 evenly-sized muffins
  3. You can dip these in your favorite dipping sauces
  4. Add some red pepper flakes on top for a little heat before baking
  5. Use fresh herbs when available instead of dried
  6. Always use slices of cheese not shredded for the best results and sharper-tasting cheese
  7. Freeze leftovers for another time
  8. Always spray the tins with cooking oil first before baking
  9. Keep leftovers wrap in foil to reheat later
  10. Bake a loaf instead of muffins or use in a mini muffin pan for appetizer cheese bites


cheese muffins batter ready to bake in muffin tins


Ingredients to Pick Up Before Making Our Recipe


  • all-purpose flour
  • granulated sugar
  • baking powder
  • roasted granulated garlic powder or regular garlic powder
  • dried mixed herbs ( basil, oregano, and parsley) you can use Italian seasoning we just like these 3
  • salt. black pepper
  • egg
  • whole milk
  • butter melted and cooled
  • cheese of choice shredded off the block(cheddar, provolone, mozzarella, Havarti, Swiss, pepper jack)

mixing shredded cheese off the block for cheese muffins


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Additional Toppings Before Baking (all finely chopped):



  1. peppers
  2. olives
  3. eggplant
  4. pepperoni
  5. deli meats
  6. spinach leaves, or arugula 
  7. pepperoni or prosciutto
  8. fresh minced garlic
  9. cooked crumbled bacon
  10. fresh rosemary chopped
  11. leftover cooked meats finely chopped (chicken with buffalo sauce is a nice combo for these)
  12. taco topped with ground beef or leftover chili just a teaspoon
  13. crumbled leftover meatloaf
  14. for seafood lovers, shrimp, scallops, or other shellfish
  15. diced steak with melted provolone cheese


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Cheese Quick Bread



We love pizza and is loaded with lots of cheese it's a winner in our home.


Remember to check out my list of toppings before baking with anything you prefer or even a little more cheese (we can never have too much cheese), a few more herbs, then a sprinkle of red pepper flakes.


These muffins are the quickest bread to serve for any meal you prepare and the easiest cheese muffin recipe so it's the perfect addition to any recipe collection.


The recipe is very basic, so feel free to adjust to however your family likes this plain or gourmet topped either way they're delicious!


Quick Bread Cheese Muffins

Quick Bread Cheese Muffins
Yield: 12
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 25 MinTotal time: 30 Min
Easy cheese bread made into muffins or in a loaf pan. Perfect for serving with any meal, especially chili, stews, and soups!

Ingredients

  • Batter for quick cheese bread muffins:
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons roasted granulated garlic powder or regular garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons dried mixed herbs ( basil, oregano, and parsley) you can use Italian seasoning we just like these 3
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Wet Ingredients (just to moisten do not over mix)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons of butter melted and cooled
  • Fold in the cheese:
  • 1- 1/2 cups of assorted shredded cheese off the block (not pre-shredded) we use sharp cheddar, swiss, pepper jack, Havarti, or provolone
  • Garnish:
  • 1 tablespoon of Parmesan grated
  • freshly chopped basil
  • more shredded cheese for the top before baking is optional
  • more dried herbs for the top
  • Optional: add 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper for a spicy muffin

Instructions

  1. Oil spray a muffin pan (12 cups) or a loaf pan 9 x 9 and set it aside.
  2. For appetizers use a mini muffin pan oil sprayed
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  4. You will need two bowls one for all the dry ingredients and another for the wet ingredients.
  5. Place the flour, baking powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, dried herbs, and sugar in one bowl. just mix to blend it evenly with a fork.
  6. In the other bowl whisk together the egg, milk, and melted butter.
  7. Combine the wet and dry ingredients just until moistened.
  8. Fold in the cheese (see notes for toppings)
  9. Spoon into the muffin cups topped with some grated cheese.
  10. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  11. If using a bread loaf pan this will take around 45 to 50 minutes.
  12. Garnish with more shredded cheese and torn fresh basil.

Notes

Additional Toppings Before Baking (all finely chopped):



  1. peppers
  2. olives
  3. eggplant
  4. pepperoni
  5. deli meats
  6. spinach leaves, or arugula 
  7. pepperoni or prosciutto
  8. fresh minced garlic
  9. cooked crumbled bacon
  10. fresh rosemary chopped
  11. leftover cooked meats finely chopped (chicken with buffalo sauce is a nice combo for these)
  12. taco topped with ground beef or leftover chili just a teaspoon
  13. crumbled leftover meatloaf
  14. for seafood lovers, shrimp, scallops, or other shellfish
  15. diced steak with melted provolone cheese


Tips for making Cheese Muffins or Loaf:

  1. Make sure the oven is completely heated so these rise perfectly
  2. Use an ice cream scoop for 12 evenly-sized muffins
  3. You can dip these in your favorite dipping sauces
  4. Add some red pepper flakes on top for a little heat before baking
  5. Use fresh herbs when available instead of dried
  6. Always use slices of cheese not shredded for the best results and sharper-tasting cheese
  7. Freeze leftovers for another time
  8. Always spray the tins with cooking oil first before baking
  9. Keep leftovers wrap in foil to reheat later
  10. Bake a loaf instead of muffins or use in a mini muffin pan for appetizer cheese bites


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2 comments

  1. They look fantastic! I love the combo of flavours and they would be perfect with some hot soup or a salad.

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  2. These look great and seem so simple that I'd be willing to whip up a batch to serve with soup, stew, etc.

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