Savoury Buttermilk Cheese Muffins

Savoury buttermilk cheese muffins with onions, garlic or bacon

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Buttermilk cheese muffins are a delicious sugar-free snack. Add in bacon, chives, garlic or corn kernels, for a savoury and nutritious muffin!




  • 1 1/2 cups flour (GF or wheat, see notes)
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Remaining Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups grated cheese (stronger cheeses will add more flavour)
  • 2 tbsp finely diced onion
  • Additional flavours (see section above for suggestions)


  1. Pre-fermentation is not required, however it will give the muffins a delicious sourdough-like flavour. To preferment the flour, mix it with the buttermilk and leave it on the counter for 4-24 hours.
  2. When ready to bake, mix in all of the remaining ingredients (except the cheese.) If you are using wheat flour it will be very glutinous, so you may need to cut the ingredients into the dough. It is important to make sure that everything is fully mixed.
  3. Once the batter is well mixed, stir in the cheese and any additional flavours.
  4. Bake at 400F (210 C) for 20 minutes, or until cooked through and browning on the top.


  • Pre-fermenting works best with either whole wheat or gluten free flour. I recommend oat flour or brown rice flour for this recipe.
  • Feel free to exchange the buttermilk for milk kefir or yogurt.

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