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Onion Cheddar Muffin Recipe

This Onion Cheddar Muffin recipe comes from my mother in-law. A few years ago I scanned all her old family recipes that she has saved over the years from her mother and grandmother in a recipe card box.

It has been too long since I posted to my Vintage Recipe Project.

I love old vintage recipes. I have a large collection of vintage cookbooks,  church booklets and recipe boxes. Besides the recipe cards that I scanned from my mother in-laws family she also handed down to me all the recipe booklets and church cookbooks that her mother and grandmother owned.

Onion Cheddar Muffin Recipe

When I am making some of these old recipes I usually need to make some changes. This one didn’t need to be adapted at all but I did add some onion powder to it because I wanted to layer the onion flavor. It turned out great. I also added some chopped onion and a bit of cheddar cheese to the top of each muffin before it went in the oven. So I guess I did adapt it a little bit.

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This recipe makes 12 muffins even though the original recipe states it will make 14-16 muffins. Muffin tins were much smaller back in the day. I happen to have one and the muffins wells are about ¾ the size of muffin wells now.

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Onion Cheddar Muffin

Arlene Mobley – Flour On My Face

This Onion Cheddar Muffin Recipe is a Vintage Family Recipe from my mother in-laws old recipe box collection of old family recipes.

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Prep Time 8 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Total Time 28 minutes

Course Bread

Cuisine American

Servings 12 muffins

Calories 190 kcal


  • 1 cup finely chopped onion (divided)
  • 2 ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 ¼ cup grated sharp cheddar cheese (divided)

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  • Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

  • Chop onions and drain over a bowl in a fine mess strainer.

  • Grate cheese and mix 1 cup into the dry ingredients.

  • Add ¾ cup of drained onions to the bowl and mix well being sure the cheese and onions do not clump up but are evenly distributed.

  • Mix milk, egg, butter together in a small bowl. Pour into dry ingredients and mix gently until all the flour is moistened.

  • Fill each well of a muffin pan evenly. Sprinkle about a ¼ teaspoon of reserved chopped onions over the top of each muffin. Sprinkle remaing cheddar cheese over each muffin top.

  • Bake 400 for 20-22 minutes.

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An updated and adapted old family recipe


Calories: 190kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 7gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 351mgPotassium: 91mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 259IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 196mgIron: 1mg

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Arlene Mobley author of Flour On My Face-a Food & Lifestyle website helping busy families get dinner on the table by serving easy recipes every week.

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