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Cornbread Herb Muffins (GF Option)

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Cornbread Herb Muffins are a delicious combination of corn, peppered bacon, cheddar cheese, and chives. These muffins are savory, full of flavor, and easy to make gluten-free.  

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Yummy Muffins!

Today was super cold in our neck-of-the-woods so I hunkered down and relaxed. At one point I had the urge to bake something, so I looked in my pantry and refrigerator to see what I had on hand.

Among canned goods, pasta noodles, cereal, etc… I found half a container of cornmeal, a little leftover smokehouse peppered bacon, half a bag of shredded cheddar cheese and some chives and parsley.

Perfect! A batch of savory Cornbread Herb Muffins was being born!

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The first step is to add all of the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and gently stir the ingredients together. Next, add the liquid ingredients, the cheese, onion, chives, oregano, and bacon. Stir together just until blended (do not over-stir).

Next, fill a well-greased mini muffin pan and bake them at 400 degrees F for approximately 20 – 25 minutes. One recipe yields 24 mini muffins or 12 regular size muffins.

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As the muffins began to bake the most delicious aroma filled my home. Needless to say… it was heavenly 🙂

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Be sure to use bacon that is gluten-free if you are on a gluten-free diet. Many cured types of meat, although considered to be gluten-free themselves, become cross-contaminated during packaging. Be sure to read the labels and contact the manufacturing company if in doubt. 

Cornbread Herb Muffins 5Cornbread Herb Muffins can be made both as mini muffins or regular-sized muffins.

I like to serve muffins with butter and a bowl of steaming hot vegetable soup. It’s a perfect meal on a cold winter’s night! 

These muffins also pair well with a wide variety of soups, stews, and meat dishes.



1021 cal


27 g


149 g


46 g
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Cornbread Herb Muffins (GF Option)

Yields 12 muffins

15 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp chives, fresh
  • 2 tbsp onion
  • 1 Dash oregano, dried
  • 2 tbsp parsley, fresh
  • 2 tbsp Burger's smokehouse peppered country bacon
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese


  1. In a mixing bowl combine cornmeal, flour, salt, sugar and baking powder.
  2. Gently mix in chives, onion, oregano, parsley and bacon.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl combine butter, eggs, and milk; fold in cheddar cheese.
  4. Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients; stir just until blended. Do not over blend.
  5. Fill well-greased muffin wells 2/3 full.
  6. Bake in preheated oven at 400 degrees F for approximately 20 - 25 minutes, or until golden brown.

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*Full Disclosure: I am allergic to some of the ingredients in this recipe, therefore I gifted these muffins to family members. 


More great ideas:

Old-Fashioned Praline Apple Bread

gluten free bread made in bread machine

Peanut Butter Muffins

Cranberry Honey Pecan Bran Muffins


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{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates March 1, 2015, 12:07 am
    We are big cornbread lovers at our house! These muffins look delicious! Pinned!
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy March 1, 2015, 7:48 am
      Hi Mariah, Thanks for stopping by and we hope that you enjoy this cornbread recipe! Happy munching :) Linda

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