Friday, July 15, 2011

Bacon Muffins

I realize that with summer's heat upon us, the last thing you probably want to do is turn the oven on. But if you love bacon as much as I do, it's worth the sacrifice of warming up your kitchen to make these. They're fabulous!

I got the idea for this recipe from a Taste of Home recipe, however, their version uses a baking mix. There are MSPI-friendly baking mixes available, such as Bisquick, but I personally prefer to make my biscuits and pancakes from scratch. So I don't keep baking mix on hand. Plus, I realize not all of you are able to use baking mix because of the soy oil/lecithin or milk cross-contamination. So I came up with this from-scratch version of the recipe that all of you can enjoy!

These muffins are great for breakfast or as a lunch or light dinner when served with a salad.

Bacon Muffins
Source: MSPI Mama

6 slices bacon, diced
1/2 cup (or less depending on bacon grease) canola oil
2½ cups flour
2 tbsp. baking powder
3 tbsp. sugar
½ tsp. salt
1 egg
¾ cup + 1 tbsp. rice milk               

Cook bacon according to package directions in a skillet; drain, reserving bacon drippings in a measuring cup. Add enough canola oil to fill the measuring cup to the ½-cup line. Set aside.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. In a small bowl, combine the egg, rice milk and the bacon drippings/oil mixture. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in bacon.

Fill 12 greased muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 400 degrees for 13-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center of one of the muffins comes out clean. Serve warm. 

Tip: If you prefer not to use the bacon drippings, just use ½ cup canola oil.


Anonymous said...

Yum, Andrea!! They sound wonderful!!

Sher said...

These look good!!

Mamae do Nicholas said...

Just had these for my first meal back on MSPI after 1 year! And did not disappoint, I always felt deprived for breakfast last time. For my taste, I'd put a little less sugar, but maybe it's because I used reduced sodium bacon. Awesome!