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Cheddar Dill Muffins

These Cheddar Dill Muffins are the perfect breakfast, snack, or side dish! They’re savory, moist, tender, and filled with cheddar cheese and the perfect amount of fresh dill. 

Cheddar Dill Muffins - A delicious savory muffin perfect for breakfast or a quick snack. They are dense and moist with the perfect hint of dill.


This Cheddar Dill Muffins recipe is one of my favorite savory muffin recipes I’ve ever tried. It’s super quick to whip up, the dill is present but not overpowering, and the texture is slightly dense, perfectly moist, and amazingly cheesy. 

This savory muffin recipe makes the perfect breakfast, quick snack, or side dish with dinner. I love to enjoy a muffin in the morning with tea or coffee, heated up with a slather of butter. It’s SO GOOD! 

Bonus: these muffins freeze really well too, so make a big batch and keep them on hand for months! 

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Why You’ll Love Cheddar Dill Muffins

  • Easy to make. A quick 10 minutes to prep and 20 minutes in the oven and these muffins are ready to go. 
  • Breakfast, side dish, or snack. Serve these muffins any way you want! 
  • Amazing flavor and texture. Bright, savory, cheesy, moist, tender…these muffins are a dream come true! 
Cheddar Dill Muffins - A delicious savory muffin perfect for breakfast or a quick snack. They are dense and moist with the perfect hint of dill.

Ingredients

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    • All-Purpose Flour – The perfect base for these muffins. 
    • Baking Powder – Gives the batter the perfect amount of lift for a lighter, airier texture. 
    • Salt – Enhances the savory flavors in your muffin batter. 
    • Sugar – Adds just a hint of sweetness to offset the savory and salty flavors. 
    • Dill – l usually use fresh dill. If you can’t find fresh, you can use freeze-dried dill or, in a pinch, dried dill.
    • Egg – Egg binds everything together to give the muffins structure. 
    • Yogurt – The subtle tang of plain yogurt is the perfect flavor to complement the freshness of the dill and the saltiness of the cheese. Yogurt is also a key ingredient for the most deliciously moist texture. 
    • Milk – Milk provides additional moisture. I usually use regular whole milk, but feel free to use whatever milk you have in your fridge. 
    • Butter – I recommend unsalted butter so that your muffins don’t end up too salty. Be sure to melt it before adding it to the batter! 
    • Cheese – Sharp cheddar cheese is the perfect addition to these muffins! I recommend freshly grated for the best texture and flavor. 
    Cheddar Dill Muffins - A delicious savory muffin perfect for breakfast or a quick snack. They are dense and moist with the perfect hint of dill.

    How to Make Cheddar Dill Muffins

    • Step One: In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. In a separate bowl, stir together the egg, yogurt, milk, and melted butter. Stir in the dill, then add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients. Fold in the cheese. 
    • Step Two: Fill a greased muffin pan with the prepared batter, filling each muffin cup about ⅔ full. Bake at 400ºF until a toothpick comes out of the center clean. 
    Cheddar Dill Muffins - A delicious savory muffin perfect for breakfast or a quick snack. They are dense and moist with the perfect hint of dill.

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    What to Serve with Cheddar Dill Muffins

    Cheddar dill muffins work perfectly as a solo snack or as a light breakfast, but they can also be enjoyed as a side dish with a number of entrees. Here are some of my favorite pairings:

    Cheddar Dill Muffins - A delicious savory muffin perfect for breakfast or a quick snack. They are dense and moist with the perfect hint of dill.

    Recipe Tips and Tricks

    • Grease the muffin tin. A little bit of butter or cooking spray makes it that much easier to get the muffins out of the tin after baking. 
    • Sift the dry ingredients. Running the dry ingredients through a fine, mesh sieve prevents clumps from forming in the batter. 
    • Don’t over-mix the batter. Over-mixing can yield dry, dense muffins. Mix only until just combined for the perfect texture! 
    • Check for doneness. To make sure your muffins are fully baked, insert a toothpick into the center. If it comes out clean, then they’re ready to eat. If it comes out with some moist crumbs or batter still on it, then the muffins still need a couple of minutes. 
    • Cool before serving. I recommend letting the muffins cool for at least a few minutes in the pan before removing them. This gives them time to finish setting up—and prevents you from burning your mouth!

    Variations and Substitutions

    • Add meat. Want to make your muffins a little saltier? Try dicing up some ham or chopping up some cooked bacon and adding that to the batter. 
    • Use another cheese. I love the sharper flavor of cheddar, but feel free to swap it out for other types of cheese such as Monterey jack or Swiss.
    • Try another herb. Dill isn’t your thing? No problem! Try adding another herb such as rosemary, parsley, oregano, or basil. 
    • Spice them up. Give your savory muffins a kick of heat with a little bit of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes. You can also add some spice by skipping the dill and mixing in diced green chiles instead! 
    • Make gluten-free muffins. Simply swap the regular flour blend out for a 1:1 gluten-free all-purpose flour blend. 
    Cheddar Dill Muffins - A delicious savory muffin perfect for breakfast or a quick snack. They are dense and moist with the perfect hint of dill.

    Storage Instructions

    Leftover cheddar dill muffins can be stored in an airtight container or ziplock bag at room temperature for up to 3 days.

    To enjoy again, simply serve at room temperature or warm slightly in the microwave! 

    Can these be frozen?

    Yes! To freeze these muffins, let them cool completely, then store them in a freezer-safe container or freezer bag. They will last for up to 3 months in the freezer. 

    When you’re ready to serve them, simply let them thaw at room temperature, then serve or warm in the microwave! 

    What Makes Muffins Moist?

    The milk, eggs, yogurt, and melted butter all add to the overall moisture content of these muffins. Without them all working together, your muffins would be dry and crumbly. 

    Can These Be Made into Mini Muffins?

    Absolutely! If you prefer your muffins more bite-size, simply portion the batter out into a mini muffin tin, then bake for 10 minutes instead of 20. Be sure to check for doneness without toothpick,, then add time as needed until the muffins are baked through. 

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    4.41 from 5 votes

    Cheddar Dill Muffins

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 12
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 20 minutes
    Total Time 30 minutes
    A delicious savory muffin perfect for breakfast or a quick snack. They are dense and moist with the perfect hint of dill.

    Ingredients
     
     

    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 tbsp baking powder
    • ¾ tsp salt
    • 2 tbsp sugar
    • ¼ cup fresh dill finely chopped
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 cup plain yogurt
    • ½ cup milk
    • 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
    • ¾ cup cheddar cheese shredded

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a muffin pan with butter or cooking spray.
    • In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
    • In another bowl, stir together egg, yogurt, milk and melted butter. Stir in dill.
    • Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and stir to combine. Fold in cheddar cheese.
    • Fill muffin pan 2/3 full with batter. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
    • Let cool slightly before removing from muffin pan.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1g | Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 354mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Breakfasts
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Cheddar Dill Muffins

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    5 Comments

    1. Darlene Anger says:

      Can I replace the plain yogurt with sour cream since I have it on hand?

      1. How did they turn out with the sour cream?

    2. Darlene anger says:

      Can I substitute sour cream for the plain yogurt since that is what I have on hand?

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