Bacon Cheese Muffins

You want to know the best way I’ve found to get all of my men-folk out of bed in the mornings?  Make bacon.  Hoooah!  <—that was me grunting out a manly sound, did you hear it?  That’s the sound that typically follows the word bacon in our house.  “Mmm, bacon. Hoooah!”

I believe bacon is the language of love when it comes to most males, and I happen to like bacon too, if I do say so myself.

I usually stick with turkey bacon, but it really is hard to beat the taste of the pork bacon I can get from our local farmer.  It’s a wonderful, occasional treat at our house - and yes, it does drive the boys out of bed in the morning.

These Bacon Cheese Muffins are easy and delicious – perfect for a holiday brunch.  (You may remember seeing this recipe in our free Healthy Breakfast Made Simple eBook.)

bacon cheese muffins

Bacon Cheese Muffins

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup sucanat or brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter or coconut oil
1/2 cup bacon
1/2 cup shredded cheese

Using kitchen shears, cut bacon into bite sized pieces.  Brown bacon pieces in a skillet until thoroughly cooked.  In a mixing bowl combine flour, sucanat, baking powder, and sea salt.  Add egg, milk, and butter.  Fold in cooked bacon and shredded cheese.  Scoop batter into 12 paper-lined muffin tins.  Bake in a 400° oven for 15-20 minutes or until muffins are golden brown.

Are you bacon lovers at your house?  Hoooah!

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Comments

  1. Mama654 says

    Lol- lots of bacon lovers! I breezed through the comments wondering if anyone has tried these without cheese. We are allergic to dairy so I was wondering if anyone else has made them without the cheese and still enjoyed them. Thanks!

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    Mary Reply:

    I’ve made a recipe similar to this without cheese but with diced apples. They were so delicious, I’m sure you can omit the cheese and still have a nice muffin.

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  2. Brenda says

    We just had bacon tonight (breakfast for dinner, my favorite!). Wish I had this recipe then. Can’t wait to try these!

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  3. Becky says

    These would be a great quick breakfast for Christmas morning!! Bacon is a rare treat at our house ~ and the kiddos won’t need help getting out of bed that morning ~ but they look delicious :)

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  4. says

    I saw this yesterday but didn’t read it till now. Still though, just the thought stuck with me. They sound soooo delicious! I even got to thinking, what if I dice up some ham sometimes in place of the bacon? But I’m trying the bacon first!

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  5. D'Ann Martin says

    I read a post recently on Money Saving Mom.com about someone who stores their bacon grease to use for later baking and cooking. She froze it in ice cube trays. I have some waiting in my freezer to use, so I may just give it a try in these muffins in place of the butter or coconut oil.

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  6. Megan says

    We love bacon! And these sound delicious. I think my family will really enjoy these (and not only for holidays).
    Are they good to freeze? I like to bulk cook for my hubby to take good, yummy food to work (as a builder). thankyou so much for sharing!

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    LindseyforLaura@HHM Reply:

    That would work out great! Depending on if they are packed for lunch you may even be able to pull one right out of the freezer and stick it in his lunch and it should be defrosted in time for him to eat!

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  7. Denise says

    We made these this morning and they were pretty good. My family wanted them a little sweeter so I am thinking I may add maple syrup to the recipe next time. YUM! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!! I would never have thought to make these on my own. :-)

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  8. says

    A. I LOVE your blog :-) Your sense of humor gives me a giggle every time I read.
    B. I just made these muffins as a break for my husband from the usual breakfast burritos I make and freeze for him before he heads to work. We LOVE the flavors. They also are really moist, which is awesome b/c sometimes things made with whole wheat flour can often be grainy or dry.
    C. We did have an issue – they didn’t rise. at. all. They didn’t come out rounded or pretty like your picture. They looked exactly like the 2 little scoops per muffin I dropped in, only baked solid. It’s not the baking powder because I made bread with it yesterday that rose fine. Any ideas why it didn’t rise at all?

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    LindseyforLaura@HHM Reply:

    That is so odd! I am afraid I don’t have any insights if your powder was fine. :) Maybe it was just a fluke…

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  9. Mindy says

    I’m making them now! I’m wondering if I need more flour or if it is supposed to be sorta sticky. Thanks!

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    Mindy Reply:

    Never mind. I got them to work. Can’t wait to try them!

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  10. says

    These were fabulous! I served them as a side to our Cobb Salad and plan on serving them again tomorrow night with Potato Soup. So easy and so tasty! Thanks, Laura!

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