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With back to school days now in full swing, you may need A+ snacks to put in your little one's lunch pail, or for a quick nibble after school. Here’s one that will definitely win top honors… easy-to-bake Bacon Cheese Muffins.

The crisp bacon bits, mixed into the wholesome muffin goodness with melted cheese inside is sure to make this a winning treat!

Bacon Cheese Muffins

Makes 12 muffins

Ingredients:

2 cups all purpose flour
½ cup grated mozzarella
½ cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano
10 bacon strips, cooked, crushed to bits
3 teaspoons baking powder
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1 Tablespoon chopped parsley
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
¼ cup vegetable oil

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pre-grease muffin pans with baking spray. Or line with muffin paper cups if preferred.
2. Combine the first 10 ingredients. Blend well in a large bowl.
3. In a separate bowl, beat the last 3 ingredients. Add this to the dry ingredients. Try not to over mix. Muffins bake better when the batter is coarse and lumpy.
4. Bake at 400 F degrees for 18-20 minutes. Test with toothpick for doneness. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans.

NOTES: Feel free to substitute cheeses with cheddar cheese or other type of grated cheese preferred.


Elizabeth Quirino believes that “food brings the world together.” She loves to cook, develop recipes, photograph & write about her culinary adventures on her 2 blogs Asian in America & The Queen's Notebook. Outside the kitchen, Elizabeth paints watercolors, reads everything and ends every week with ballroom dancing. For great food stories find her on Facebook and follow Mango_Queen on Twitter.