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.)

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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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  1. R says

    Thanks! They sound yummy. I think that maybe some herbs mixed in might be nice, too.
    and yes, my whole family likes bacon…

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  2. jessica m says

    We love bacon cheese muffins. I once made them for a long road trip and kept them warm in my slow cooker. We left super early that morning and by the time we were hungry they were warm and yummy!

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  3. Barbara says

    Bacon? You bet! We’ll be baking bacon today to have on hand throughout the next week for meals, sandwiches and snacks. Then I’ll be making more on Christmas Eve to put in containers for the dogs’ stockings :-) My twins have been asking me to try making chocolate covered bacon, so while we’re making cookies, candy and hot cocoa mixes, I guess I’ll try to dip a few slices in the chocolate. Oh! BTW, bacon in pancakes – using your quick mix – is fantastic! Yes, I guess you could say we like bacon.

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  4. Julie says

    Sounds delicious, and since bacon is so messy to cook (clean up) it is also a rare treat around here!

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    Emily Reply:

    I bake mine in the oven – so much less mess!

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  5. Gina says

    Suprisingly my husband does not care for bacon nor my son so won’t be making these. Now some good beef sausage my husband and son both like. But my husband’s favorite breakfast is eggs benedict with filet mignon as the meat. As you can imagine-that doesn’t happen too often!

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  6. Melissa Trotter says

    We like bacon, but we don’t have it very often – i can’t seem to fry it right so it comes out good! It is hard to find healthy bacon, too!

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    Janette Reply:

    We buy the Hormel brand that has 100% natural ingredients and no preservatives. I like to cook bacon in my toaster oven. I place bacon strips on the boiler rack pan thing that came with the oven and cook at 400 for 20 minutes. The grease drips into the pan and the bacon sits on the rack.

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  7. Janette says

    My family likes both bacon and cheese. These sound interesting. I am wondering if you can omit the sugar without it messing up the recipe. Anytime I can use less sweetener I do.

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  8. Angeline says

    These look awesome! They would make a quick breakfast in the morning if made the night before. Are they just as good the next day cold? I’m definitely going to try them. Substituting sausage would be yummy too I’d think.

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  9. Kate says

    These muffins sound delicious, Laura. I’m going to make them with a twist. I was just trying to figure out what to do with some Italian sausage that I had to cook this morning to keep from going bad. I’m going to crumble it and try it instead of bacon. Thanks for the recipe!

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  10. Cathy B. says

    My family loves bacon, but we don’t have it very often, either. I buy bacon at Trader Joe’s or Fresh & Easy, because both stores carry varieties that have no added sodium nitrite. They’re both delicious. I’ll have to try this muffin recipe–I think it will be a big hit!

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  11. Melanie says

    I love bacon, but it must be extra crispy! I have a hard time imagining it in a muffin… But I guess it is worth a shot. I do love sausage balls as a hot breakfast in winter. Do you ever make those?

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  12. Katrina P says

    Well, no need to continue the Brunch celebration. I have found what we will be enjoying. Bacon. Mmmm. Thanks Laura!

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  13. says

    Everything is better with bacon! We eat the very lean center cut bacon and these savory muffins sound perfect for a warm breakfast on a cold morning. YUM!

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  14. Lois Moin says

    Sounds wonderful! Bacon makes anything tasty. It’s my favorite breakfast meat. I’ll have to try this at our family Christmas weekend. ‘m sure it will be a hit. Thank you!

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  15. Heather says

    Bacon is a big deal at my house…my husband’s love language is not one of the typical 5, it is bacon. Bacon and chocolate. And an unusual, but wonderful way to use bacon is to make bacon maple sundaes with vanilla ice cream. Crumbled bacon, maple syrup, vanilla ice cream…sounds odd, but it is delicious!

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  16. Donna says

    Nothing says “I love you” more than bacon for the men in my household!!! They become putty in my hands as in my wish is their command when they have bellies full of bacon.

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  17. Virginia says

    Yes, we do love our bacon. But funny enough my kids actually prefer turkey bacon (prob because that’s what they are most used to…)! ;)

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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