This is an instructable on how to make my latest creation, the Maple Bacon Muffins.
I love muffins. I have eaten at least 6 in the last week. So when my friends and I were discussing bacon the other night, a normal topic, it hit me, bacon muffins. I had to try this. The next morning, I went to the store to get bacon, for some reason I was out, and spent the day to figure this out. My first batch wasn't bacony enough so I bumped it up to 1/2 a pound of bacon and perfection. Some of the measurements aren't exact but it was perfect.
Step 1: Ingredients
1 3/4 Cups All purpose Flour
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
6 strips bacon (this was half a pound for me)
1/4 Cup bacon drippings
1/3-1/2 Cup Maple syrup ( All I had on hand was a little more than 1/3 Cup but anywhere in this field should work)
2/3 Cup Milk (I used skim)
1 egg beaten
Step 2: Mixing the Batter
Step 3: Add Bacon
I was too distracted by the bacon during this step to take a picture. Break up the bacon into small pieces and add to the batter. Save a little bit to put on top of the muffins. lightly stir in the bacon just until it's added.
Step 4: Bake
I have a 12 muffin pan. In my first batch they were too small and I just greased the pan. They ended up being too small and a little too browned on the bottom. My second and better batch, I used those little paper cups and I only filled 9 of the 12 spots. I would recommend using the cups and fill them near the top. Top the batter with the last of the bacon pieces.
Bake for 18-20 minutes.
One picture is from the first batch before the oven. The other is from the second batch after I pulled them out of the oven.
Step 5: Let Cool and Enjoy
Take them out of the pan right away and let sit on a cooling rack for about 10 minutes. Then enjoy and share!