These muffins are packed with sweet and salty flavors from maple syrup and crispy bacon. They are also topped with maple bacon streusel and crushed pecans.
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Keyword bacon, maple, muffins, Streusel
Prep Time 25minutes
Cook Time 25minutes
Total Time 50minutes
Author Lyuba Brooke
1/4cupbacon greasecollect from cooking bacon in the oven
6crispy bacon stripscrumbled
1/3cupof flour + 1 Tbsp
2Tbspmelted unsalted butter
2crispy bacon stripscrumbled
You can cook bacon right before making muffins or ahead of time and just save some bacon grease. To make bacon in the oven: preheat the oven to 400. Cover a large cookie baking sheet with aluminum foil and layer bacon strips side by side, in one layer. Bake for 15 to 25 minutes. Remember, bake time will depend on thickness of bacon strips. Take out of the oven and drain bacon grease into a separate bowl. Set bacon strips aside.
Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 12-cup muffin pan with some baking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk egg, sugar, maple syrup, bacon grease, vanilla extract, sour cream and buttermilk until all smooth.
Add flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Whisk together until smooth.
Add crumbled bacon and mix until evenly incorporated. Set batter aside.
In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, white sugar and flour. Mix well until all dry ingredients are incorporated evenly.
Pour in melted butter and maple syrup, carefully fold/cut it in with a large fork. You will want to be careful so you don’t over-mix. Streusel should look like large crumbs and not paste.
Fold in crumbled bacon and pecans.
Fill muffin pan cups ¾ full with muffin batter.
Sprinkle about two tablespoons of streusel on top of each muffin and place in the oven.
Bake for 25-28 minutes (Do a toothpick test to check if they are done.).
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