Monday, July 5, 2010

Plan B Bacon Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Well, the hubs wanted Eggs Benedict.  But after I ruined the Hollandaise... (got it too hot!) and didn't have enough eggs to try a second round... we went for plan B.
I had bacon in the oven and I've been playing with bacon in muffin cups.  Hmm... what to do, what to do?
He mixed up some pancake batter and I tried an experiment with the bacon, the pancake batter and some fresh blueberries.
They sure didn't look like anything special, though I could see the bacon grease bubbling around the edges of the muffins.
And so I peeled off the foil and...
Well... I was a little busy to take photos at that moment.  Well... the bacon grease kind of caramelized the outside of the muffin, the inside was juicy because of the blueberries, the bacon was... well... mmmm....   bacon.  (And that's as it should be.)

I finally decided that the way to serve these little buggas was with some really good maple syrup.  I bought some of the grade A stuff a while back and never really appreciated it's overbearing flavor (except in recipes) until I drizzled a tiny bit over one of these.  Then... that sweet maple flavor was the perfect counter balance for the salty bacon and warm blueberry.  I suspected that they'd taste greasy, I was very wrong. 
I hate to admit how many of these I've eaten this morning.  I'm going to need to hike all day long to make up for it.  But no matter what I have to do to burn off the calories... this was worth it!
What do you think, too much?  (Yeah, visually that didn't really work.)  Te He!

Plan B Bacon Blueberry Muffin Recipe:
1 package of smoked bacon.  
1 batch of pancake or muffin batter
Washed and dried fresh blueberries
Good maple syrup

Line muffin tin with foil muffin cups, cut 12 slices of bacon in half and arrange one half bacon strip in a circle in each muffin tin.  Line a pan with foil and arrange the rest of the bacon on that, cover it all with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until the bacon is cooked the way you prefer. 

Mix up a batch of pancake/muffin batter.  We've got a bag mix that you just add an egg and some water, very easy and better than the scratch recipe we'd been using! (don't you hate it when the mix is better than a scratch recipe!?)

Wash the blueberries and set them to drain.  Always wash your fruit, chemicals on there can harm you!

When the bacon is still hot and bubbling, add the batter in on top of the bacon, then toss three blueberries on top.  Pop them back in the oven to finish them up, I'm guessing I baked them 8 - 10 more minutes before taking them out.

Peel off the foil, I liked the way they looked upside down with the bacon showing.  Serve them warm with fresh blueberries for garnish and really good maple syrup.

Bon Appetit!

Now I don't mind a bit that I screwed up the Hollandaise!

Try it and let me know what you think, ok?

Savor the Flavors,
-Carmen Rose

1 comment:

  1. My sister (Bacon Brooke) is gonna love this idea!! I am excited to try it.


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