Breakfast Muffins – Tasters

Our poor neighbor got a call this morning and told to come over for a tasting. Don and I are getting ready for our cooking class in April, so we are trying things similar to my cookbook, but not the same things exactly. If I did that, who would buy my cookbook? That is my thinking anyway.

This is what we ‘tasted’ two different ways.

  • 4 slices of bacon, cut in thirds
  • 5 eggs, divided
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal (yellow)
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter, not margarine
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • maple syrup
  • Bacon Jam (recipe for this is on my site)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In frypan, cook bacon until ALMOST crisp. Drain and reserve bacon drippings.

Return 2 tsp. bacon drippings back into the skillet.

To make the scrambled eggs, whisk three eggs, 2 tbsp. water and a dash of salt and pepper. Cook the eggs until they start to set. Tip your pan up and lift up one end to allow the uncooked eggs to flow underneath and cook. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. Don’t cook until completely dry.

First spray 2 1/2 inch muffin tins with pam and then brush in some of the bacon drippings.

In a bowl mix together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar and pinch of salt. Combine the milk, melted butter and remaining two eggs and whisk to blend well.

Make a hole in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the milk mixture. Gently stir together to combine. Fold in the scrambled eggs and cheese and place a generous spoonful in the muffin cups. (should be full)

Add a piece of the bacon on top of some of them or all (depends on what you want to have.) Bake in the oven for about 15-17 minutes. Just check with a toothpick to ensure cooked through.

If you used bacon on top, drizzle a tiny bit of maple syrup over the top. OMG! Are these tasty or what….

If using bacon jam, put a dollop on top of each muffin and wait for the ooohs and ahhhs. These are delicious and easy to prepare.

This is a win-win breakfast muffin for family or on a platter for a buffet at Easter, Mother’s Day, deck in the summer….you get the idea.

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