Monday, June 13, 2011

Brown Sugar Bacon Crumble Muffins

School let out last Thursday, and I have been having a wonderful time hanging out with the kids. My daughter loves watching Cake Boss, and we were looking for something to watch and came across a show called Cupcake Wars. We have enjoyed watching a couple episodes, and I have been inspired by all of the different flavor combinations they come up with for the cupcakes- some sound gross and others interesting like a Maple Bacon Cupcake. I was inspired by the idea of bacon in a sweet muffin, so today I made the family Brown Sugar Bacon Crumble Muffins, and they were delicious! Here is the recipe.

Brown Sugar Bacon Crumble Muffins

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Muffin Batter
2 cups Flour
1 T Baking Powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup melted butter
5-6 pieces cooked bacon coarsely chopped

Crumble Topping
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup flour
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 pieces cooked bacon coarsely chopped

Mix all of the ingredients for the muffin batter in one bowl until combined- do not over beat- I mix mine by hand until everything is well incorporated. Set aside.  I am thinking about adding cinnamon to the batter next time as well.

Mix all ingredients for crumble topping in one bowl until combined.

Spray muffin pan with cooking spray- both the muffin cups and top of pan, as the muffins rise above top of cup.

Fill muffin cups 3/4 full, then cover top of each muffin with crumble topping. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 400 F. or until knife inserted in the center of muffin comes out clean.

These taste wonderful the bacon and the brown sugar really balance each other out- these would be great for a breakfast or brunch. I will definitely be making these again!!
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