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Low FODMAP Bacon and Cheddar Scuffins

Mornings are a stressful time of day for me. I have to get everyone up, fed, and out the door before I can even think about my “real job.” While I’m fussing around with boots and lost toys and sleepy heads, breakfast isn’t on my radar. This is one of the reasons I like these low FODMAP bacon and cheddar scuffins.

The best thing about these savory little scuffins is that I can make them in advance. When I have a free weekend, I’ll make a batch or two and stick them in the fridge for an easy peasy breakfast all week long.

When I first told my husband about this recipe, he said they sounded weird and he absolutely did not want one. I have to tell you, though, a few minutes after they came out of the oven, one suspiciously disappeared.

My husband only confessed to the theft when I caught him coming back for seconds. Since then, we’ve started making them regularly. Although, my husband still refuses to call them by name.

So, what exactly is a scuffin? Technically, it’s a cross between a scone and a muffin. Savory scuffins tend to lean more toward a crumbly scone. Sweet ones lean more toward a muffin. If bacon and cheddar isn’t your thing, Check out my low FODMAP strawberry scuffin recipe.

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Keep It FODMAP Friendly

These low FODMAP bacon and cheddar scuffins will take a ton of stress out of your morning. Check out the notes below for tips on keeping this recipe FODMAP friendly.

First, if you’re in the elimination phase, you need to use lactose-free milk. Neilson has a Lactose-free line that goes up to 3.25% fat. I like using a high-fat milk for scuffins. I find the extra fat helps hold everything together.

This recipe also uses cheddar cheese. Hard cheeses are lower in lactose because bacteria break it down during the fermentation process. According to the Monash app, IBS patients can have up to 1/2 a cup of shredded cheddar cheese per sitting.

This recipe uses 1/2 a cup of cheddar cheese, which works out to 0.6 tbsp per serving. This is within the suggested range, even if you have more than one scuffin.

Finally, you’ll need to use gluten-free flour. Remember, unless you have celiac disease, you are not avoiding the gluten itself. Instead, you are avoiding the FODMAP fructan.

For my Canadian peeps, I used PC gluten-free all-purpose flour. It’s cup for cup and doesn’t have any extra gums, which is nice.

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Low FODMAP Bacon and Cheddar Scuffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Mornings can be easy with these low FODMAP bacon and cheddar scuffins. These savoury treats can be made in advance and stored in the fridge for a stress-free breakfast all week long.  

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 scuffins
Calories: 191 kcal
Author: The FODMAP Formula
What You Need
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • 1 cup lactose-free milk (2%)
  • 3 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 6 slices bacon (crumbled)
What You Do
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin tray with butter or cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. Combine egg and cream in a small bowl and set aside.

  3. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in butter using your fingers or a pastry cutter until the mixture becomes coarse crumbs.

  4. Stir in the cheese and bacon, and make a well in the center of the bowl. Pour the entire egg mixture into the well, and mix with a fork until just moist. DO NOT over mix! 

  5. Spoon the batter into the muffin tray and bake for 20-25 minutes (or until the tops are golden brown). Cool for 5 minutes on a wire rack before serving. 


These are best enjoyed warm. If you're storing them in the fridge, pop them in the microwave for 20-30 seconds before eating.


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Low FODMAP bacon and cheddar scuffins on wire rack

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  • Alex

    When my wife first made these they sounded a little weird, but I once I gave them a try I really enjoyed them. They’re really handy to have around on a busy morning and you can’t go wrong with bacon!

    • Amy Agur

      Thanks, Alex. Remember you can make them in bulk and freeze them to save time on your weekends too.

  • Aida Leal

    Mmmhhh i love the thought of a bacon scone numnum. Might try playing w flavours, in wonder is smoked salmon and dill would be a good one to try ?

    • Amy Agur

      Hi Aida!

      These scuffins are some seriously, savory deliciousness! Definitely come back here and let me know how your experiments went. Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @fodmapformula so I can see your creations!

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