Recipe: Bacon and Egg Muffins

Bacon and Egg Muffins

makes 12 muffins


  • 4 slices bacon, cut into thirds
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Maple syrup, optional

Ingredients bacon and egg muffins image

Make sure your dog doesn’t eat the bacon! Sorry…just had to show some love to my awesome dog!

dog wants bacon image

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a large skillet cook bacon until it begins to crisp. While bacon is cooking, beat 3 (of the 5) eggs in a small bowl and add 2 Tablespoons water (these will be used for scrambled eggs). Once bacon is finished remove it from the skillet, drain and reserve drippings.

In the same skillet, return 2 teaspoons of the drippings. Cook eggs in the hot skillet over medium heat without stirring until eggs begin to set on bottom. Fold over and cook the top (uncooked) portion of the eggs. Once cooked, transfer the eggs to a bowl and set aside.

Brush 12, 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with some of the remaining bacon drippings. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

flour and cornmeal image

Combine milk, oil, and remaining eggs (2) with the flour mixture. Stir until well blended. Add the scrambled eggs and cheese into the mixture, and stir/fold together.

muffin mixture image

Spoon mixture into muffin cups (until the cup is full) and place one or two pieces of bacon on each muffin.

Bake 15 to 17 minutes (until a toothpick can be inserted into center and comes out clean). Remove the muffins from the oven and allow to cool for 2 minutes.

Serve the muffins (adding maple syrup if you choose) with a side of fruit and some breakfast potatoes! Enjoy!

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Original recipe found at BHG Magazine.

Wow, can I just say that I feel sorry for my wife! These muffins were good, but I didn’t realize how involved they were until I typed up the recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚

About the Author

By , on Nov 14, 2012
Andy Tenton
Andy is a 30-something New Yorker who turned his financial life around. He took charge of his finances, got out of debt, and is now working his way toward financial success. He is the publisher of

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  1. Leslie says:

    I will try these this weekend except skipping the whole scrambled eggs step. I can’t believe that you would taste much of them in the muffin. Without that, they’re just cornbread muffins with bacon bits, which sounds more delicious and is easy peasy! Now I feel dumb for never thinking to put bacon in a cornbread muffin before!

  2. justin says:

    Is there nothing that bacon can’t make better? I’m going to try to make these this week, thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. CF says:

    When I read the title, I thought it was bacon and egg MCmuffins… these look awesome! And more portable too.

  4. Those look delicious! I think I would cut up the bacon into smaller bits though so you get bacon throughout the muffin. I may try making these this weekend!

  5. I love making bacon and egg sandwiches on Saturday morning for my family of 4. I’ve never thought to make bacon and egg muffins!! They look awesome. I’m book marking this page for next Saturday and will try out the new recipe. Thanks for the breakdown.

  6. I’m waiting for your announcement of a new blog dedicated to food ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe your wife can run it. Just too many darn good looking recipes here. Here we go, that should do it:

    • Andy says:

      Oh man! I’m loving that theme. I have seriously thought about starting a recipe/food/fitness blog. We’ll see how things go and whether or not I could get my wife on board. If she’ll help with it then I’ll be in! I’m guessing it will be after the first of the year though.

  7. We love bacon, but this can’t be on your fancy diet, can it?

    • Andy says:

      We gave up the “diet/lifestyle” for the time being. Most people that visit this site don’t realize, but we do eat fairly healthy overall. We probably only have meat once or twice a week.

  8. Andy Hough says:

    Those muffins do look yummy but I am probably too lazy to make them myself.

  9. Wow those look yummy. Damn it, why did I give up meat again?

  10. I wish I ate bacon! Those look so good.

  11. What a great idea and I bet they are great to grab on the go. I’m rubbish for eating breakfast although Mrs.CBB reminds me every day. Mr.CBB

    • Andy says:

      Yeah, I’m not a big breakfast guy either. In fact I’m typing these responses as I’m debating whether or not I should grab a bowl of cereal. lol.

  12. That looks declicious. I would have never thought about including bacon as an ingredient for cornbread ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sure it tasted great!

  13. ThatGuyKC says:

    You may have just convinced me to start cooking. Or maybe bribe my wife to make these.

    • Andy says:

      LOL. I love how the majority of guys that visit my site cannot cook (especially if they have wives). Good luck convincing her!

  14. Modest Money says:

    Mmmmm bacon. Better watch out, next thing you know McDonalds will be selling these. As much as I want to try these, I don’t like to spend too much time making breakfast.

    • Andy says:

      This would have to be made for a weekend breakfast as they do take way too much time. McD’s can have the recipe; I’m sure it would be a hit!

  15. Andy, no more China Study diet?! I think my dad and brother would love these. I will have to pass the recipe on.

    • Andy says:

      Hi Miss T! We fell off the China Study wagon about 2 months ago. Our schedules got extremely busy and we fell into the trap of eating out too much. We still try to eat healthy as possible but have been more lenient on how much meat we eat – it’s still only 2 times/week at most though.

  16. Eddie says:

    Cute pic with the dog! You sure caught him salivating! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Even though I dislike bacon (turkey please), this looks yummy and pretty simple to make!
    Great idea Andy!!

  17. Michelle says:

    These look so good! What a good idea.

  18. Wow!! I feel sorry for your wife too haha!! But they look incredible. Thanks for making my “free” Sunday morning now have plans!

    • Andy says:

      Yeah, she was a little frustrated when I got home the evening that she cooked this…now I fully understand why. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Bacon….the reason I’m not a complete vegetarian. lol

  20. Mmm….Bacon….Now I am hungry! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. I’m doing this on the weekend! That just looks too good not to try.

  22. That looks unreal. The real lesson here is that bacon improves everything.

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