• 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 8 ounces ham steak, boneless, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups Cheddar cheese, grated

Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
Lightly grease and flour 12 regular muffin tins. In a large bowl stir together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. Whisk together the egg, buttermilk and oil in a small bowl. Stir in the ham and cheese. Using a rubber spatula, stir the egg mixture into the dry ingredients just until combined. Do not overmix.
Spoon into each of the prepared muffin tins approximately 3/4 full. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Remove from muffin tin and let cool.
Makes 12.

-Bacon and Cheese Muffins: Substitute 6 slices bacon, diced and panbroiled, for the ham.
-Sausage and Cheese Muffins: Substitute 8 ounces pork sausage, cooked, crumbled and drained, for the ham.

These savory muffins are fun for kids to make—and they’re great for breakfast, in a lunchbox or as an after-school snack. Try one of the variations: Bacon and Cheese or Sausage and Cheese.

Calories: 230 calories

Protein: 14 grams

Fat: 12 grams

Sodium: 750 milligrams

Cholesterol: 50 milligrams

Saturated Fat: 4 grams

Carbohydrates: 17 grams

Fiber: 0 grams