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Cheddar English Muffins

These chewy English muffins have a scrumptious mild cheese flavor that intensifies when they're split and toasted. My family really enjoys them at breakfast or brunch. -Marge Goral, Ridgefield, Connecticut
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + rising Cook: 20 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 16 muffins


  • 3 to 3-1/4 cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup warm water (120° to 130°)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 tablespoons cornmeal


  • In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. Add water and oil; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add egg and vinegar; beat on high for 2 minutes. Stir in cheese and enough remaining flour to form a stiff dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until dough is smooth and no longer sticky, about 2 minutes.
  • Roll dough to about 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a 3-in. round cutter. Roll scraps if desired. Coat baking sheets with cooking spray and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons cornmeal. Place muffins on pans; sprinkle with remaining cornmeal. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Heat an ungreased griddle or electric skillet to 325°. Cook muffins for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown, turning every 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Split with a fork and toast if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 128 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 173mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.
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  • Tracie
    Feb 18, 2021

    Great recipe, double the cheese and add freshly ground black pepper. Yum Made them with normal plain flour

  • patscooking
    Aug 18, 2013

    Do I have to use bread flour for this? I don't ever keep it on hand.

  • warrenbaker
    Jun 13, 2012

    I've probably made this recipe a dozen times so far. I've made three dozen just today. Sooooo easy and soooo tasty I do my dough in the bread machine. How easy is that ! Thank You so much for sharing this recipe. It's a keeper. Rockland Baker

  • NevadaRose
    Mar 4, 2011

    These had a really good taste and were easy to mix up. However, I didn't really taste the cheese - may be because I grated the cheese finely. Nice recipe and I will make again.