Are mornings busy in your house? They certainly are here. I always ensure there is a good breakfast on offer as it is the most important meal of the day and today I am able to share these delicious Cheese Bacon Breakfast Muffins with you, my lovely readers.
The recipe for these Cheese Bacon Breakfast Muffins was given to me by my very good friend Jackie Heaton, she is known as The Baking Nanna and honestly what she doesn’t know about baking, probably isn’t worth knowing!
These delicious muffins take under 30 minutes from start to baked. Absolutely perfect for weekend and holiday breakfast baking, or as I did today, make a batch, 5 minutes in the oven to warm through the next morning and breakfast is ready.
How easy is that!!!
I met Jackie through Twitter and she is the embodiment of what the baking community are like. She is a wonderful encourager, shares her recipes, posts pictures of the most delicious cakes and is so much fun to be around.
This morning, when I baked these muffins, within the hour we had people on Twitter baking these delicious breakfast treats. Everyone had a slight variation, others were coming up with ideas for future bakes. It was honestly so much fun. We laughed, smiled, shared and most of all enjoyed the fact that these Cheese Bacon Breakfast Muffins had brought us all together.
If you are on Twitter, have a look at The Baking Nanna – @kuskus1. Her bakes will make your tummy grumble, inspire you and her sense of fun is contagious. All that know her, love her.
I baked these muffins without cases (I couldn’t lay my hands on any white ones – it was early!!!), I was confident a quick spray with Wilton cake release and my British Bakeware muffin pan would be more than up to the non stick job in hand.
By all means use muffin cases, I probably will next time, just as soon as I can find my plain white ones!
As well as eating these warm, for breakfast, they also make a great addition to packed lunches and picnics. The Baking Nanna also puts them on the top of stews and casseroles
aren’t they the same thing wrappers removed, in place of dumplings. I absolutely cannot wait to try that!
Recipe: Makes 12 Cheese Bacon Breakfast Muffins
4 Rashers Streaky Bacon – I used unsmoked, but the Baking Nanna recommends smoked
300g/11oz Plain White Flour
1tsp Baking Powder
100g/4oz Sharp Cheddar – grated
2 Large Free Range Eggs
200ml Whole or Semi Skimmed Milk
3tbsp Vegetable Oil
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
Method: Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan, gas mark 6
- Cook the bacon until it is just crispy. I used a skillet on the hob but you can grill or bake the bacon. Place on a plate to cool then chop into pieces.
- Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl.
- Add the chopped bacon, grated cheese and pinch of black pepper to the flour and stir through – dry ingredients.
- In a jug measure the milk. Add the 2 eggs and vegetable oil and stir with a fork to combine – wet ingredients.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until everything just comes together.
- Muffin batter is meant to be lumpy, if you over mix you will have tough muffins.
- Scoop the muffin mixture into the cases/pan.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until they are golden brown and firm to touch.
- Once baked remove from the oven, immediately remove the muffins from the pan and place on a cooling rack.
Such an easy recipe, that produces amazing muffins – you’ve got nuffin to lose!
These muffins are best eaten within 24 hours of being made. Store in an airtight container. They can be frozen for up to one month. Fully defrost and reheat before eating.
Thank you to The Baking Nanna for this delicious recipe. You can be sure there will be lots of variations being tested out. Watch this space.
Do you find mornings hectic?
Do you have a strategy for getting everyone up, feed and on their way?
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I hope I’ve given you some ideas to take some of the stress out of busy mornings.
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