Cheddar Bacon Muffins a Filling Breakfast On the Go

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Jan 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Cheddar Bacon Muffins cropped.jpgThis healthy muffin is a perfect grab-and-go snack. Made with whole wheat flour, these cheddar bacon muffins are a healthy snack for any time of the day.


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (2 oz) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices turkey bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced, optional
  • 2 Tbsp chopped scallions
  • 1 1/4 cups low fat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten


1. Preheat oven to 375°. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners and lightly coat with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, cumin and salt. Stir in cheddar cheese, bacon, jalapeños and scallions; make a well in center of mixture.

3. In a small bowl, whisk buttermilk, oil and egg until combined. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.

4. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Bake for 15 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in pan on a wire rack.

Yield: 12 muffins

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