Bacon and Blackberry Muffins

candied bacon

I ran across these candied bacon recipes recently. So I wanted to do something with candied bacon but I don’t have an ice cream maker and the ice cream in a bag method is kind of a pain in the butt. I also had some blackberries left over from making jam so I figured muffins might be a good middle ground.

Candied Bacon

Ingredients

Bacon
Brown Sugar

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400F
Lay the bacon on a sheet pan on top of some aluminum foil.
Dust each strip of bacon with brown sugar (2 tbsp per strip)
Cook until they’re done (maybe 20 mins) and flip half way through.
Keep an eye on the bacon / sugar, they burn really easily.
Chop into bits if you are going to use this in muffins etc.

Bacon and Blackberry Muffins

For the muffins I just used this blackberry muffin recipe. The main difference is the addition of the bacon and how I prepared them. I like to use a food processor whenever I can and this recipe seemed to lend it self to that. So if you don’t have a food processor or you don’t want to use one just refer to the other recipe.

Bacon and Blackberry Muffins

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1 1/8 cup sugar
3 cups flour, divided
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoons salt
1 pinch baking soda
1 cup milk
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups blackberries
1 cup candied bacon bits (add more if you want bacon in every bite)

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400F.
Grease 2 12 cup muffin pans or use liners.
In a food processor cream together the sugar, butter and eggs.
Add the milk and the vanilla extract and pulse until mixed.
In a separate bowl mix together the flour, salt and baking powder.
Add the flour mixture to the processor and run until combined.
Pour into a large bowl and gently fold in the bacon and the blackberries.

Add the batter to the muffin tins. I like to fill them to the top instead of 3/4 full.
Bake for 15 – 20 minutes (until done).

One Response

  1. now this is something i have got to try! thanks a lot for dropping by…don’t be surprised if you find me here every so often:)