Chili Cheese Muffins


This easy gluten-free muffin recipe is made with 6 healthy ingredients and can be whipped up in a jiffy. To make my Chili Cheese Muffins you’ll need almond flour, cheddar cheese, red pepper flakes, eggs, salt, and baking soda. Really, making this savory muffin recipe is that easy!

If you’ve been here before, you know that my specialty is easy grain-free recipes. I went gluten-free in 1998 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease. Because I still didn’t feel very well on a gluten-free diet, I took things up a notch and eliminated grains entirely in 2001. So, I’ve been writing grain-free recipes for quite some time. And these days, I love writing low-carb, keto recipes like this one.

Over the years, I’ve also worked quite a bit at keeping the ingredient lists in my recipes as short as possible. It’s a personal challenge for me, and a gift to you my readers, to save you all time in the kitchen, so you can get out and play.

On that note, I’m going out for a hike. Enjoy these quick and easy muffins my loves!

Print Recipe
  1. In a food processor, combined almond flour, salt, and baking soda
  2. Pulse in eggs, until well combined
  3. Briefly pulse in 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes, and cheddar cheese
  4. Scoop a heaping ¼ cup of batter into each paper lined muffin cup
  5. Top muffins with remaining 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  6. Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes
  7. Cool 1 hour
  8. Serve

If you are in need of low-carb breakfast ideas, try these Chili Cheese muffins with a side of eggs. If you’re grain-free, try these easy paleo breakfast recipes:

By the way, if you’re in need of nut-free paleo breakfast recipes, the Chocolate Donuts and Paleo Crepe recipes above do not contain any nuts!

March Muffin Madness

This post is part of March Muffin Madness, a round up of muffin recipes put together by my dear friend Shirley, from Gluten-Free Easily. Shirley is a pioneer in the gluten-free blogging world, and if you don’t yet know of her, you’re missing out! Shirley is a beekeeper, motorcycle rider, and has also lead support groups for those going gluten-free. Those are just a couple of the amazing things about her! Every year Shirley runs March Muffin Madness and I absolutely love being a part of it, and coming up with my own creative grain-free muffin recipe.

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114 responses to “Chili Cheese Muffins”

  1. Hello. I can’t eat almonds or coconut. Is there another type of grain free flour I could use to substitute?

  2. Just found this recipe – it is delicious. Have made 2 batches in a week!
    They freeze well, and I just ping them in the microwave for 30 seconds from frozen (although I have realised I eat them so quickly there’s really no need to freeze!) But useful for batch baking for a new year party :)

    • Angana, this is one of our favorites too! Thanks for letting me know your son loves them and that this is a go to :-)

  3. Hi, I’m Chris from Germany :) I made these delicious Chili Cheese Muffins several times. They are just gorgeous. My question: would it be okay, when I use this recipe on my blog? My blog is a very unknown thing, just for friends who are always asking for the recipes when I cooked or baked some good things for them. For sure on my blog I will put your recipe translated and with a link to your original recipe and your name – Thanks for answering :)

    • Hi Chris! Thanks for your comment. Yes, you can post this recipe on your blog translated with a link to the original recipe as well as the name of my blog. I’m so glad to hear that you are enjoying the muffins and that they are gorgeous :-)

  4. These sound absolutely delicious! I am excited to try them! I am a college student, and I look forward to whipping these up quickly in my apartment next semester.
    I just came across your blog, and I wanted you to know that I really am enjoying reading your posts! I especially like how you incorporate Jewish tradition into some of your recipes. I spent a gap year in Israel
    after high school, and I started a blog with tips and advice for how to eat healthfully as a student, which I am continuing now that I am in college.
    I hope to read more of your posts in the future.
    Thanks for all these recipes!

  5. I used this recipe to make olive cheese balls instead of muffins, and they are great! I even keep some of the dough covered green olives in the freezer so I can bake off some when ever I want :)

  6. Those were just perfect! I used one extra egg because mine were rather small. I also used gruyere cheese, the one I had available. Very very tasty!

    I will freeze them and let you know how it holds up!

    Thanks for bringing us delicious recipes.

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