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Turkey Bacon Breakfast Muffins

These Turkey Bacon Breakfast Muffins are quick and easy to make, they’re full of delicious turkey bacon, cheese and peppers, and are perfect for those of us who need a grab-and-go breakfast option.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Breakfast Muffins, Chives, Roasted Red Peppers, Savoury Muffins, Turkey Bacon
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 209kcal



  • 1 Tbsp canola oil for greasing pan or cooking spray
  • 100 g turkey bacon about 6 strips cooked according to package directions, cooled and chopped
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp minced fresh chives
  • 1/2 cup butter frozen
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese medium or something sharper, such as old cheddar
  • 1/2 cup diced red pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups cold buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp everything bagel seasoning* optional

Everything Bagel Seasoning Mix (optional)

  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp dried onions
  • 1 Tbsp white sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder


Everything Bagel Seasoning Mix

  • In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients together.
  • Store in an airtight container.


  • Grease a 12-cup muffin tin with canola oil. Set aside
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F
  • Cook the turkey bacon according to the package direction. I fried mine in a non-stick frying pan until golden on both sides, about 5-8 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, and chives.
  • Remove the butter from the freezer and grate the frozen butter directly into the bowl with the flour mixture. Use the large holes on a box grater (same as you would use when grating cheese). To make grating the butter easier, first toss it gently in the flour mixture and coat all sides.
  • Gently toss the butter into the flour using your hands. Work quickly as we want the butter to stay cold.
  • Add in the grated cheese, red pepper and chopped turkey bacon. Toss until well combined.
  • Add the buttermilk and mix until just combined. You do not want to overmix the biscuit dough.
  • Evenly distribute the biscuit dough into the prepared muffin tin. Top with everything bagel seasoning (optional)
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool slightly in the pan, then remove the muffins and allow to cool on a cooling rack.
  • Serve warm straight from the oven, or cool completely and serve at room temperature. Once cooled, these muffins can also be frozen for up to 3 months.


Serving: 12g | Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 827mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 416IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 223mg | Iron: 2mg