These breakfast savory muffins loaded with ham and cheese will become your instant favorite from the first bite.

Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or the lunchbox, these Savory Muffins certainly will hit the spot. These are light, fluffy, and super-easy to make.

The best part, they are a great make-ahead recipe and so easy-to-adapt.

It takes just minutes to make the muffin batter without any special equipment. Then you simply spoon the batter into a muffin tray – with or without cases – and bake for 20 minutes. Easy, fun, and tasty!

These muffins are best eaten hot from the oven. However, if you want to have them a couple of days later give each a quick 15-20 seconds in the microwave they’ll be good as fresh.

Breakfast Savory Muffins image.

Feel free to play around with adding any other ingredients you might fancy. The combinations are really endless!

Here’s a few delicious options:

  • finely diced red pepper
  • garlic powder
  • cooked corn kernels
  • crispy bacon bits
  • breakfast sausage
  • chopped vegetable mix
  • cottage cheese
  • feta cheese
  • sundried tomatoes
Breakfast Savory Muffins - delicious and easy egg muffins recipe.

They’re also great served with a fresh salad in the warmer months or a bowl of soup or stew in the cooler months.

These easy muffins can be kept in the deep freezer for up to 2 months or in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Are these savory muffins gluten-free?

This recipe is not gluten-free due to the flour, but you could easily replace the wheat flour with gluten-free self-raising flour in the same quantity or use plain gluten-free flour, plus 2.5 tsp of gluten-free baking powder to make your own.

Breakfast Savory Muffins - egg muffins.

Ingredients for Breakfast Muffins

  • All-purpose flour – for gluten-free use all-purpose gluten-free flour.
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Buttermilk -if you want you can replace buttermilk with Greek yogurt.
  • Vegetable oil
  • Diced ham – small diced ham works best.
  • Cheddar cheese – any diced or shredded cheese will work but our top pick is sharp cheddar for its richness. Stronger cheeses will add more flavor.
  • Fresh herbs – I like to add parsley but use what you have on hand or what’s growing in your garden. No fresh herbs on hand, a few shakes (1-2 tsp.) of dried herbs will work, too! You can also add some chopped spinach if you like.

Easy Breakfast Savory Muffins

Recipe by JohannaCourse: BreakfastCuisine: BritishDifficulty: Easy


1 muffin
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  • 2 eggs

  • ½ tsp salt

  • ¾ cup buttermilk

  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

  • 10 tbsp all-purpose flour

  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder

  • 1 cup diced ham

  • ½ cup Cheddar cheese, diced or shredded

  • 2 tbsp fresh herbs, optional


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with cases.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl and stir well. Set the bowl aside.
  • In a second bowl, mix the eggs, buttermilk, and vegetable oil until they are well combined.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and beat with a wooden spoon or spatula until you have a smooth batter.
  • Add diced (or shredded) cheese and diced ham to the batter. Mix it all together and spoon evenly into muffin cases.
  • Bake for around 20 minutes in the preheated oven until cooked through and golden brown. Serve warm, or cool completely on a wire rack ready to pack in lunch boxes.

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