One of the benefits of being a food blogger is that you can easily leverage delicious food in exchange for things… such as early Saturday morning rides to a friends birthday party 😉
Today’s post will be the last of 2014, a fabulous year filled with lots of excitement for myself and the blog!
I’ve worked with so many great people this year on so many fun projects and so many delicious recipes, I’ve been featured on so many awesome sites and have met so many wonderful people via the blog and my social media channels!
Needless to say, I have so many things to be grateful for in 2014 and so many things to look forward to in 2015!
Bacon. Maple Syrup. Brown Sugar. Three things that when combined equal serious tummy satisfaction!
I’ve had bacon maple donuts before, but decided to skip the frying and turn these goodies into bacon maple muffins! Then I decided, why not add my favorite sweet ingredient, brown sugar, to take these muffins over the top!
- 6 slices cooked bacon (crumbled)
- 2 cups and 2 tbsp flour (separated)
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 2/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp butter
Preheat the oven to 350°.
Start by combining 2 cups flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.
Next combine the vegetable oil, milk and egg in a large mixing bowl.
Whisk together, then add the maple syrup.
Next add the flour mixture.
Crumble the bacon and add to the batter.
Mix the bacon in then spoon the batter into lined muffin tins.
I doubled the recipe and made half large and half mini muffins!
Prepare the brown sugar crumble by combining the sugar, 2 tbsp flour and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl.
Fold in the butter and use your hands to mix into a course crumble.
Sprinkle the mixture on top of the muffins.
Place into the oven for 18 minutes (15 minutes for the mini muffins).
I am completely obsessed with the way these muffins turned out! I just love the way the crispy brown sugar shines on top of these amazing bacon maple filled muffins!
Oh and the mini version of these muffins were so totally adorable!
♣ Vegetarian Option: Omit the bacon to make this recipe vegetarian.
♦ Gluten Free Option: Substitute Premium Gold Gluten Free Flour to make this recipe gluten-free.