so, we've been on quite the muffin kick. the salty-sweet bacon craze inspired me to find a maple bacon muffin recipe. disappointed by the lack of flavor in the recipes i found through google searches, i concocted my own.
1c. + 2 Tbs. all-purpose flour 1 egg, beaten
1.c wheat flour * 1/4c butter, melted
3/4c. sugar 4 Tbs. maple syrup
2 tsp. baking powder 1 Tbs. maple extract (imitation is okay)
1/4 tsp. salt 6-10 slices bacon, crumbled or chopped
* you can use all-purpose in place of the wheat flour. i had it on hand, and threw it in.
Preheat oven to 400 F. In a large bowl combine flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar, make a well in center. in another bowl stir together wet ingredients. pour in well, and stir just until combined. stir in bacon, and divide in to 12 muffin cups. sprinkle tops with sugar (it gives it a wonderful crunch) and bake for 18-20 minutes.
mmm, bacony goodness. although, my brother suggested a whole slice of bacon in each muffin