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Bacon and Cheddar Muffins


Smoky uncured bacon and sharp cheddar cheese with black pepper in a savory muffin.
I am a huge muffin fan but I've only seen them in sweet version and never savory.
Bacon and cheddar together, especially extra sharp cheddar, its one of my favorite savory combo. Extra sharp cheddar just has that extra bite that helps with the smokiness of the bacon.
Makes these muffins for a on-the-go breakfast or lunch. Even make these in a smaller version for afternoon tea or a snack.
These are defiantly kid approved by my niece who helped me makes these, since she is out of school.
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Bacon and Cheddar Straws

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Bacon and Cheddar Muffins

Time
Prep: 25 minutes
Baking: 20 to 25 minutes

Yields: 14 Jumbo Size or 16 Regular Size

Ingredients 

3 1/2 cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour
1 lb Uncured Bacon, chopped and cooled; can use turkey
3 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese, can use medium cheddar 
3 tablespoons Dark Brown Sugar
3 tablespoons Bacon Drippings
1 1/2 Tablespoons Baking Powder
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 cup Warm Milk 
1/2 teaspoon Fine Sea Salt
1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper, to taste

1. Chopped or cut bacon using kitchen scissors. Saute bacon. Once bacon is fully cooked, but not too crispy transfer bacon on a paper towel and cool. Scoop out bacon grease and let cool slightly. Crumble bacon once it cools fully.
2. Freeze block of cheddar cheese for about 1 hour, this will help with grating.  
3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, sea salt and black pepper. Set aside. Heat up milk just enough to get the chill out of it, about 1 minutes in the microwave. Add the milk, eggs and drippings to the flour mixture. Stir ingredients until just combined. Fold in the bacon and shredded cheddar.
4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tin with liners or grease with nonstick cooking spray. Scoop out batter to 3/4 way full then bake for 20 to 25 minutes for jumbo and 15 to 20 minutes for regular or until a toothpick comes clean. If the tops start to brown too fast cover with foil for the rest of the time.
5. Let cool for 10 minutes in the muffin tin then transfer to a wired rack. Either consume warm or let cool completely and store plastic container. To warm up, microwave for about 30 seconds.

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Comments

  1. These cheddar and bacon muffins sound delicious. I'm hungry and they look like I want one right now. These would work great for breakfast yes but, I could see having them with thick soups or chili as well.

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  2. Oh my gosh, these look so incredibly delicious! Anything packed with cheese is something I want to get my hands on. :)

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  3. I agree with you! Extra sharp cheddar is the best! These sort of remind me of the little muffins they serve at Jim ‘N Nicks BBQ. Except these are better because they also have BACON!

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  4. Yum, I'm hungry just looking at them! My family would love it if I made these, perhaps I'll add them to the menu when we have ribs next week.

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  5. I thought muffin has to be sweet and never taste muffin with bacon. I love bacon and I think i should give it a go. The muffin that sold in Singapore is all sweet and I have never came across any with salty taste. Can't wait to try it out!

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  6. These are so creative for a quick bite with a savory and protein kick. Bet it's wonderful to start a busy morning!

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  7. I am a veggie so no bacon for me but these really do look just lovely, they'd be lovely at a tea party!

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  8. THis looks so tasty. I often crave savory flavors over sweet. Thanks for the option!

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  9. Heyyyy, you can't do this to me, I'm on a diet! But these look sooooo good!

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  10. These sound incredible -- I really want to start my day today with them! Thank you for sharing... definitely on my weekend to-do list! x

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  11. OMG this would make anyone jump out of bed in the morning!!! :)

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  12. These look really good. Thanks for such easy to follow directions!

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  13. I actually prefer savoury muffins (like corn muffins) to most of the sweet ones. I also like to use muffin tins to make a sort of crustless mini quiche with sausage, cheese, and veggies. This bacon and cheddar muffin recipe looks very tasty!

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  14. Those muffins look so good that I wish that I could eat them off the computer screen. haha. I haven't made muffins in a long time. These would be perfect to have in the fridge for a quick and heart breakfast.

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  15. Bacon and cheddar together? it's "yummylicious".. I don't have a heart in baking/cooking (it's passion)but I love eating - cakes, muffins, cupcakes etc. hope someone will this for me.. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

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  16. Oh, this looks super yummy. I will definitely have to try this. I love trying new recipes!!

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  17. i have a friend that just LOVES muffins, sharing it with him now. thanks!

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  18. I don't eat bacon, but I love biscuits! Going to try and make a veggie version of this!

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  19. These look so very yummy. A muffin that I am sure my husband would eat. Going to try it out. Blessings

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  20. Whoa, I will be cooking these soon! My husband is going to love these! I love all the receipes you post. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. These made my mouth water! Ohhh I can just imagine how delicious these must taste, especially with the bacon.

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  22. Bacon and cheese in a muffin is a great idea. Two total comfort foods. They look amazing.

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  23. Omg you had me at bacon.... I now know what I will be baking tomorrow!!!! These look super delicious and fun to make!!! Daisy

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  24. OMG adding bacon to anything is awesome, but I haven't seen it in a muffin yet. Yummy!

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  25. Is there nothing you can't cook Luci? LOL! This looks like another fabulous recipe that I want to devour in one sitting. Absolutely love the bacon and cheddar combo and will attempt to cook this sometime soon. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Cheesy food is always been my weakness. So, thank you for waking up my cravings. I might bake some of this. Thanks for the recipe.

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  27. Bacon and cheese in a muffin? Yes Please! These would be perfect for the morning.

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  28. Two of my favorites, cheese and bacon. I would love to try this muffins at home. Looks delicious.

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  29. As always your recipes are great! I love what you've done with cheese here! I will definitely try this one at home, thanks for sharing!

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  30. This looks absolutely wonderful! I really love these kind of biscuits, and now I have a recipe to follow. I hope they turn out looking as good as yours!

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  31. Whenever I think of muffins, I think of sweet: banana bread, blueberry, chocolate! The idea of bacon and cheddar just makes perfect sense for a creative and different experience. Plus it sounds delicious 😋 💕 Xo, Evelyn, PathofPresence.com 🦋

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  32. looks delicious! wish I had one right now!

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  33. These look absolutely incredible. I'm not much of a baker, but I'm definitely going to try to make them. I mean, with bacon how can you go wrong?

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  34. I reckon I would eat these all day everyday if I could! Another awesome recipe!

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  35. This looks like an easy, freezable dish I can pop into my kids on a rush morning!

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  36. Omg ! They look so amazing and delicious! I will definitely try this out as you have detailed recipe .

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  37. This look so Delicious and yummy 😋

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  38. You have done it again! Another flippin delicious recipe! Cheese and bacon in a muffin - what could be better than that! Thank you!

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  39. these look so super yummy, the bacon and cheddar in these muffins makes them perfect for many different recipes from soups to steak

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  40. These look so good and easy to make. I may have to give them a try.
    Nailil
    https://thirtyminusone.com

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  41. I am a vegetarian ;-) Still I am glad that you like this recipe!

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  42. I love these muffins! I'll devour anything full of bacon & cheddar. :)

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  43. I love bacon!! And putting bacon and cheddar into a muffin is pure genius. I can't wait to make these for breakfast this weekend, thank you!

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  44. These bacon and cheddar muffins look so good, I have never tried muffins as savory, what a great idea. I would love to try this recipe.

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  45. These would be great to premake for camping trips or hikes. A nutritious portable snack.

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  46. OMG yes! Cheese and bacon two of my all time favorites. These look so tasty. I'm thinking a ranch frosting lol

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  47. OMG! This looks really delicious. I think this is a perfect breakfast snack for those who are busy or on the go. I would love to try this tomorrow. Luckily, I have all the ingredients available. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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  48. Oh, this looks super yummy. I will definitely have to try this. I love trying new recipes!!

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  49. This looks so good. I will be adding this to my brunch menu

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  50. Wow that looks so delicious! If we ate bacon, we would totally make this recipe.

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  51. These look so good. I love cheese and bacon together pretty much all the time.

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  52. This looks so yummy. I would love to make it. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. I'm vege, but my husband would love those:D

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  54. It looks really delicious and tasty. I do love muffin a lot and I will definitely try this recipe, thanks for sharing it.

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  55. These look like a greta breakfast option. Definitely trying it this week!

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  56. These are definitely kid-approved even if your niece wasn't there, I bet even the whole family here can munch on these in seconds. Thumbs up for a delicious treat with my favorite ingredients!

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  57. I love muffins. Bacon and cheese really makes a perfect combination. They are very delicious.

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  58. Yum! I love bacon - and cheese. This definitely looks like a win/win in my book. Delish!

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  59. These look awesome and tasty. I'd love these for breakfast! Thanks for sharing.

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  60. As always, it looks really unrealistic. Just take it and eat it. Good recipes with well-presented information on how to cook yourself.

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  61. These sound really yummy and delicious! It even made my mouth water. I would love to try some someday. :)

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