Friday, June 20, 2014

The Best Breakfast Muffins...

Okay, I've been making these breakfast muffins for a long time but never thought about putting them on the blog. I actually bake a lot of other things BESIDES cookies, I just never think of sharing them. However, that's about to change, beginning with these muffins! :)

Don't those look fabulous?? They are light, moist and slightly spicy! Everything you need in a breakfast muffin, in my opinion. I'm not much of a sweet eater in the A.M., I usually save those indulgences for the night time ;)

3 cups flour(I used all purpose, but you could certainly use whole wheat)
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. parsley flakes
2 whole eggs
1 1/3-1 1/2 buttermilk
3 tbsp. Olive Oil
2 tbsp. butter (melted)
1/2 cup chopped green onion (mostly the tops)
1 pkg. Canadian bacon, chopped (about 3/4 cup)
1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup grated pepper jack cheese
1 cup chopped bell peppers (any variety, I used red, yellow and orange)

Preheat oven to 400*. Spray muffin tin (12) with non-stick spray.

In a large bowl ( I used my That's a Bowl) whisk together all the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl beat eggs, buttermilk and olive oil. Once the butter has cooled a little bit add to the buttermilk mixture. Add the Canadian bacon, onions, peppers, and cheese to the dry mixture and stir together. Add buttermilk mixture and stir together just until it comes together. Don't over mix. It will be sticky, that's okay. If it seems too dry add the additional 1/4 cup of buttermilk a little at a time.

I use two serving spoons to scoop the batter into the muffin tins. They should be pretty full, as this makes 12 large muffins! :)

Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool before removing from pan.

These store very well in the freezer and you can heat them in the microwave from the frozen state by wrapping in a damp paper towel and heating for about 1-2 minutes on high.

These make THE perfect on the go breakfast! And if you are a calorie counter these come in at around 275 calories :)
Try them and let me know what you think!

Recipe adapted from Eating Well.

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