September 20, 2010

On the day of the vote, CaffeIna goes savory: maple bacon muffins

Yes, believe it or not I don’t just bake in my life. As I said in my first entry for the Project Food Blog Competition , I cook almost 90% of our meals. Simply, I don’t blog about them.

And yes, I also bake savory stuff! These muffins are the proof. So, what are you waiting for, go ahead and vote for me! You can do it through the badge you see on CaffeIna homepage or by following this link. Well, even if you decide not to vote for me (but really, why not?), try these muffins! These are the muffins that made my husband make a public praise. Yes, really! He posted on facebook a comment about how I outdid myself. How adorable is that?

He also told me these muffins had the best batter consistency of all the times. And Wally usually does not give any detail about why and how he likes or not like something! I think I will have to experiment more with this recipe as a base. 

The only thing I would change of these maple bacon muffins is that next time I will put bigger pieces of bacon because you could taste it but not really bite it. Still, they got three thumbs up and I’m very proud of my savory adventure.

Maple Bacon Muffins
yields 12 muffins

300 gr (10.6 oz or about 2 1/3 cups) all purpose flour
50 gr (1.8 oz) bacon, cooked and crumbled
15 gr (3 tsp) baking powder
2 gr (1/4 tsp) salt
1 egg
120 ml (1/2 cup or 4 fl oz) milk
50 ml (1.7 fl oz) vegetable oil
40 gr (1.4 oz) butter, melted
160 ml (5.4 fl oz or 2/3 cup) maple syrup

Preheat the oven to 400F degrees and grease or line with paper molds a muffin pan.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, the cooked bacon, the baking powder and the salt.

In another bowl, whisk the egg, the milk, the oil, the melted butter and the syrup and pour the mixture into the flour mixture until well incorporated.

Fill the muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Cool on a cooling rack for 5 minutes before unmolding. These muffins are best served warm but they stay really soft for 2-3 days.

Have a sweet day!

Adapted from All Recipes


  1. Sounds great, I can pretty much guarantee my husband would love these muffins as well! Oh, and I voted :o) Good luck!

  2. Bacon anything is great. Never tried in a muffin before. Good luck!

  3. Oh gosh, these are a wonderful idea.

  4. Those muffins were definately worth a vote!
    Good Luck!

  5. Thanks for the vote ladies but most importantly: let's talk about these muffins. They were seriously amazing! And it takes 5 minutes to make them. What do you want more? considering how much my husband eats, having a quick and amazing muffin recipe is life saving :)

  6. already voted for you and i hope you're enjoying PFB 2010 the same way i do :) btw, if you an extra vote to spare, i hope you could also consider my entry thanks!

  7. what a fabulous idea..i love the idea of these muffins. i voted for you...good luck in the challenge.

  8. Nice pics - nice hubby! You've got a vote from me!

  9. You've got my vote and good luck.

  10. You've got my vote too. In bocca al lupo.

  11. They look delicious. You always do come up with the best food. Of course, you have my vote.

  12. Thanks guys! You (the ones who are participating) got my vote too. Good luck to all. It's going to be a lot of fun!

  13. Sara, i have just voted for you. FIngers crossed. Now these bacon maple muffins sound DIVINE! I love this idea. I am goignt omake them for my hubby. He loves your blog a do i...... Cant wait to try them. Looks Yumm!

  14. I love the flavors of bacon and maple together- these sound fabulous!

  15. I wanted to title this post "how to make a man happy" but I'm sure everybody would love this combo...well except for vegetarians :)

  16. Yes, my husband would LOVE these muffins too - but what's not to love? Maple syrup and bacon in a muffin?! Sounds like a very efficient and delicious breakfast. Vegetarians could put some savory veggie bacon in theirs and I bet it would taste great too.


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