Introduction: Maple Bacon Muffins

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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

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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

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Mix the flour, salt, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl then create a crater in the middle.  This is the basic muffin method in baking(thank you high school foods class).  Mix the bacon drippings, milk, egg, and maple syrup then pour it in the crater of dry goods.  Mix it all into a batter.  There will be lumps.

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

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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

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

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Take them out of the pan right away and let sit on a cooling rack for about 10 minutes.  Then enjoy and share!

Comments

uberskurk (author)2011-05-10

Very tasty! I added a candied bacon crumb topping to mine!

bmwonderly (author)2011-04-17

Yea I thought the maple flavor would come through a bit stronger but I'm not sure how to make it stand out without messing up the mix.

Easy. A maple glaze on the top. Don't try to cook the maple into it, just slather it on the top!

The Gentle Sherpa (author)2011-04-17

Just made these, they are a treat! Thanks for sharing the idea. I also had a thought to try later (if I don't die of a coronary first), bacon crumble topping.

My only desire for this recipe would be for it to have a slightly stronger maple syrup flavor. I'm not sure how to achieve that without ruining the mix, but it's something to think about!

lordkonstantin (author)2011-04-17

Loving the Kosher salt with bacon... that's pretty hilarious. Great idea, btw!

sethcim (author)2011-04-16

I've been saving some bacon bits for bacon waffles. I like the idea of incorporating the maple syrup too!

Mrballeng (author)2011-04-16

These look so good, I almost want to lick my screen.

nanosec12 (author)2011-04-13

MMMMMMMBAAAACCCOOOOONNNN !!!

Interesting Idea, cut one in half, throw in a fried egg and you have a ready to eat breakfast sandwich !!

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