Little-known fact: Al Gore could have stopped global warming with these muffins, but he just ate them all.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 1 tbsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. coarsley cracked pepper
- 1⁄2 tsp. salt
- 1 1⁄4 cup milk
- 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 400 °. Grease muffin tins.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, pepper, and salt. In a small bowl, combine oil, milk, egg until well blended.
Stir into flour mixture until just moistened. Fold in 3⁄4 cup of the cheese. Spoon into muffin tins.
Sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Bake 15–20 minutes or until done.
Let cool in pan on wire racks 5 minutes. Remove from pan and serve warm.
Makes 12 muffins.