Baking Mix Savory Cheese Muffins Recipe

Cheese and Onion Muffins
Cheese and Onion Muffins Photo: Diana Rattray
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 27 mins
Total: 37 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Yield: 6 large muffins
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
271 Calories
16g Fat
24g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 271
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 538mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 212mg 16%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 158mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These muffins are a delicious, moist combination of cheese and lightly browned onions. Use a purchased or homemade biscuit baking mix for this recipe. The tasty butter and poppy seed topping is optional, but it is a nice touch.

This recipe makes about 6 large muffins, but can easily be scaled up to make a dozen or more. 


  • 2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided

  • 3/4 cup chopped onion

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1 1/2 cups Bisquick or homemade biscuit baking mix

  • 3/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided

  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 400 F.

  2. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Cook the onion until tender and lightly browned, about 8 to 10 minutes.

  3. Whisk together the egg and milk; add the biscuit mix and stir until just moistened. Fold in the browned onion and 1/2 cup of the cheese.

  4. Scoop the batter into 6 to 8 greased muffin cups (or spray with baking spray). The cups should be about two-thirds full.

  5. Sprinkle the tops with the remaining shredded cheese and poppy seeds, if using. Melt the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter and drizzle over the muffin tops.

  6. Bake the muffins for about 16 to 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.