Bacon Cheddar Corn Muffins come with bacon and cheese baked right inside! A comforting, slightly sweet and salty breakfast or brunch item. Is there any better way to start the day?
Friday is my day to make something special for weekend breakfasts and these Bacon Cheddar Muffins are on regular rotation.
What I love about these muffins (other than my love of bacon and cheese) was that they are not too sweet, but you still get that ‘sweet/savory’ element which I love. The muffins also have cornmeal which gives them great texture and bite with just a hint of maple flavor.
Bacon + maple = yum!
If like me, you prefer a savory breakfast, these savory muffins are for you. Word of caution, if you’re feeding a crowd, make enough for at least 2 per person because 1 just doesn’t seem enough and most everyone goes in for seconds and thirds.
Be prepared for a pavlovian reaction as these muffins bake because your kitchen will fill with the mouth watering smell of bacon and cheese (drool).
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- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed, at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup ground cornmeal
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 cup milk
- 3/4 cup plus 1/4 cup grated Cheddar cheese
- 6 slices cooked bacon, coarsely chopped
- 1 1/2 teaspoons chives, chopped (optional)
- Position a rack near the top of your oven and preheat to 400°F/200°C.
- Line a 12-cup muffin pans with paper liners.
- In stand mixer or using a hand mixer, cream the butter, sugar and salt for 1 to 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time.
- Add the all-purpose flour, cornmeal, baking powder and mix until incorporated. Add the canola oil, maple syrup, and milk and mix well. Use a spatula to stir in the 3/4 cup cheddar, bacon and chives (if using) until well incorporated.
- Use an ice cream scoop to fill the muffin cups.
- Sprinkle the top with the remaining grated cheddar over the muffins. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until browned and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 301 Saturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 62mg Sodium: 425mg Carbohydrates: 18g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 5g Protein: 7g