Where have these been all my life? Some of my most memorable
childhood (let's not kid here) breakfasts involved bacon and maple syrup. I can't believe I never thought to turn that delicious combination into a muffin. It's so much easier to take these babies on the go than pancakes or French toasts!
Maple Bacon Muffins (from food.com)
2 cups flour
8 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
3 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup maple syrup
In a large bowl, combine flour, bacon, baking powder and salt.
In another bowl, whisk remaining ingredients together, then stir into dry ingredients until just moistened.
Fill creased or paper-lined muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 400°F/200°C for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
The muffins didn't rise up as much as I hoped they would, but it really didn't matter because they were so packed with flavour.