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  • 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3-4 rashers bacon, diced
  • 3 cups self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp dry mustard
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2-3 Tbsp freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 ½ cups grated tasty cheese
  • 420 g can Wattie's Baked Beans
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • 100 g butter, melted


  1. Cook the onion and bacon in a dash of oil in a frying pan until softened and cooked. Cool.
  2. Sift the self-rising flour, mustard, salt and pepper into a large bowl. Stir in the parsley and 1 cup of the grated cheese. Make a well or hole in the centre.
  3. Mix the onion mixture, Wattie’s Baked Beans, eggs and milk together and pour into the dry ingredients. Stir gently to mix, adding the melted butter as you stir. Do not over-mix as the muffins will peak.
  4. Divide the mixture evenly among 12 well-greased muffin tins and sprinkle the tops with a little of the remaining grated cheese.
  5. Bake at 220°C for 15 minutes until well risen and golden. Cool in the tins for 2-3 minutes before transferring to a cake rake. Serve warm.


  • You can substitute Wattie’s Baked Beans with Wattie’s Baked Beans 50% Less Added Sugar*, if preferred.
  • You can cook the onion and bacon in the microwave without the oil if wished. Place on a plate and cover. Cook on high power for 2 minutes. Cool.

* Contains 50% less added sugar and 30% less salt than the regular Wattie’s Baked Beans in tomato sauce 420g.

Rate and Review

6 Ratings Bacon and Baked Bean Muffins

Reviews (6)

Alicia's Review | Rating

love this recipe...except i swap the baked beans and use spaghetti instead

Amy's Review | Rating

These are great!
Try replacing the baked beans with Spaghetti , Very YUM!!

Sophie Allan's Review | Rating

Amazing. Easy too!

Jerome Pretorius's Rating
Grace Holgate's Review | Rating

I found that this recipe made a huge amount of batter - way too much for a regular 12 cup muffin tray. Was it meant to be for Texas muffins?

Reply from Food in a Minute

Hi Grace, The mixture will make 12 large muffins so it will depend on the size of muffin tins used. A smaller muffin tin will give you approximately 15 muffins. Hope that helps. Enjoy!

Sarah Hailes's Review | Rating

Yum! Great savory muffin!! Enjoyed by all the family! Will be a regular in our house now on!!