Apple and maple bacon muffins
- Preparation 30 min
- Cooking 45 min
- Servings 12 muffins
- Freezing Absolutely
- 375 g maple bacon slices
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 pinches nutmeg
- 2 pinches salt
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup milk
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 Gala apple, peeled and the heart removed, diced
- Preheat the oven to 400 °F. Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the bacon slices on the baking sheet and place in the oven. Cook until bacon is slightly crisp, about 15 minutes. Remove from the sheet and sponge the fat with paper towels. Chop roughly and reserve.
- Preheat oven to 375 °F. Line 12 muffin cups with paper or silicone sleeves.
- In a large bowl, add flour, cinnamon, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Mix and reserve.
- In another large bowl, add remaining ingredients except bacon and apple. Mix with a whisk to break the brown sugar.
- Pour the wet into the dry ingredients and stir with a whisk to incorporate well. Do not over mix. Add 3/4 of bacon and all the apples and mix by folding.
- Divide the mixture into the muffin cups and decorate the top with the remaining bacon.
- Place in the oven and cook for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out dry when poked in the center. Remove from the oven and let stand for 20 minutes before eating!