Muffins with Beaufort, Walnuts and Apple

Everyone has their favourite flavour muffin, don’t they?…

Muffins with Beaufort, Walnuts and Apple

I normally associate muffins with sweet flavours and enjoy mine with a coffee in the morning, well I found a new idea mixing savoury and sweet and serving them at Apero time or after dinner with the cheeseboard.  In my quest to find recipes using Beaufort I came across this muffin recipe idea.  Mixing a combination of tried and tested flavours together and popping them all into a muffin!

History of Muffins

On doing a little research into the history of the muffin I came across this in the Oxford Companion of Food.  I remember a nursery rhyme about a Muffin man who lives on Drury Lane…

“Muffin…a term connected with moufflet, an old French word applied to bread, meaning soft….The word muffin first appeared in print in the early 18th century, and recipes began to be published in the middle of the 18th century. There has always been some confusion between muffins, crumpets, and pikelets, both in recipes and in name. Muffin’ usually meant a breadlike product (sometimes simply made from whatever bread dough was available), as opposed to the more pancake-like crumpets…Muffins were most popular during the 19th century, when muffin men traversed the town streets at teatime, ringing their bells. In the 1840s the muffin-man’s bell was prohibited by Act of Parliament because many people objected to it, but the prohibition was ineffective…”
Oxford Companion to Food, Alan Davidson [Oxford University Press:Oxford] 1999(p. 517)



  • 250 g plain flour
  • 1 sachet baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 200ml milk
  • 60g of Beaufort cheese – cubed or grated
  • 5 g oil – I used walnut oil
  • 20 g walnuts chopped
  • 1 apple
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 ° C
  2. In a bowl, whisk flour, yeast, milk, eggs, oil, salt and pepper. Add the cubed Beaufort, shelled walnuts and the apple cut into small cubes.
  3. Fill the silicone muffin cases or muffin tin to 3/4 full and bake in the preheated for 25 minutes. Check the cooking with a knife (the tip should come out dry). Continue cooking if necessary.
  4. Enjoy hot or warm.
Fresh out of the oven!

Recette en Francais


  • 250 g de farine
  • 1 sachet de levure
  • 2 œufs
  • 20 cl de lait
  • 60 g de Beaufort
  • 5 g d’huile
  • 20 g de noix
  • 1 pomme
  • sel, poivre


1. Préchauffez le four à 180 °C (th. 6). Dans un saladier, mélangez au fouet la farine, la levure, le lait, les œufs, l’huile, le sel et le poivre. Ajoutez le Beaufort coupé en lamelles, les noix décortiquées et la pomme coupée en petits cubes.
2. Remplissez aux ¾ des moules à muffins en silicone et enfournez 25 min. Vérifiez la cuisson à l’aide d’un couteau (la pointe doit ressortir sèche). Poursuivez la cuisson si nécessaire. Dégustez chaud ou tiède.


Muffins with Beaufort, Walnuts and Apple

If you like this recipe with Beaufort why not try making Beaufort and Chorizo Canelé – they are easy to make and delicious!

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2 thoughts on “Muffins with Beaufort, Walnuts and Apple

  • August 24, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    The melted crisp lacy cheese escaping from these muffins makes them look irresistible. I’ve made a couple of savoury muffins recipes in the past and really enjoyed them. Cheese and apple is a great combination.

    • September 18, 2018 at 2:55 pm

      These were really delicious and yes I love those escaping crispy bits of cheese the best!


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