Spongy cornbread muffins that are baked & drizzled maple syrup and flavored with rich, crispy bacon. Perfect for a holiday dinner or a unique breakfast!

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Maple Bacon Cornbread Muffins! Spongy cornbread muffins that are baked & drizzled maple syrup and flavored with rich, crispy bacon. Perfect for a holiday dinner or a unique breakfast! | HomemadeHooplah.com

About Maple Bacon Cornbread Muffins

With the holidays quickly approaching, I think we can all agree on one thing:

If we’re lucky, our futures will soon include a lot of delicious comfort foods, from meats to starches to delicious desserts.

And in addition to all the usual delicious suspects (turkey, stuffing, chocolate – not necessarily in that order) there’s one other comfort food that’s always guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser:

Bacon. Because bacon has a way of making everything just a little bit better, amirite?

And when you pair delicious crispy bacon with sweet maple syrup and spongy cornbread muffins to create bacon cornbread muffins? Now you’ve got the kind of holiday comfort food that’s perfect for dinner.

Or, better yet, perfect for breakfast the following day after a big, tasty dinner.

Maple Bacon Cornbread Muffins! Spongy cornbread muffins that are baked & drizzled maple syrup and flavored with rich, crispy bacon. Perfect for a holiday dinner or a unique breakfast! | HomemadeHooplah.com

These muffins are just the latest addition to the holiday dinner I have planned for an old friend of mine and I. And believe me, these cornbread muffins will be in great company. I’m going to tackle a whole turkey, stuffing, plus two more side dishes and desserts. Because, you know, the two of us clearly need that much food in front of us.

Good thing we have a lot of freezer space!

Maple Bacon Cornbread Muffins! Spongy cornbread muffins that are baked & drizzled maple syrup and flavored with rich, crispy bacon. Perfect for a holiday dinner or a unique breakfast! | HomemadeHooplah.com

Plus, I figure the same menu for Thanksgiving will work just as well for Christmas. And Easter. And the Memorial Day. And Fridays.

At the very least, these maple bacon cornbread muffins would make for the perfect all-around side dish, no matter what may (or may not) change for each holiday dinner.

And another bonus? Not only does this recipe bake up perfectly, but your whole house will smell holiday amazing while the muffins bake.

Maple Bacon Cornbread Muffins! Spongy cornbread muffins that are baked & drizzled maple syrup and flavored with rich, crispy bacon. Perfect for a holiday dinner or a unique breakfast! | HomemadeHooplah.com

So, what about you? Do you have any big holiday plans, or must-have foods?

Family gathering traditions?

Do you cook and bake during the holidays, or do you get to kick back while someone else works the kitchen?

I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

notes & tips for these bacon cornbread muffins

Maple Bacon Cornbread Muffins! Spongy cornbread muffins that are baked & drizzled maple syrup and flavored with rich, crispy bacon. Perfect for a holiday dinner or a unique breakfast! | HomemadeHooplah.com

Recipe Details

Maple Bacon Cornbread Muffins! Spongy cornbread muffins that are baked & drizzled maple syrup and flavored with rich, crispy bacon. Perfect for a holiday dinner or a unique breakfast! | HomemadeHooplah.com
4.34 from 3 votes

Maple Bacon Cornbread Muffins

10 mins prep + 20 mins cook
210 kcal
Yields: 15 muffins
Spongy cornbread muffins that are baked & drizzled maple syrup and flavored with rich, crispy bacon. Perfect for a holiday dinner or a unique breakfast!

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook chopped bacon until very crispy, about 7-10 minutes. Place crumbled bacon on a paper towel covered plate to dry and cool.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a muffin pan with muffin 15 standard baking cup liners and lightly coat with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, sift together yellow cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt. Once mixed, create a well in the center of the cornmeal mixture. Set bowl aside.
  • In a medium bowl, add eggs and gently whisk to break up yolk and whites. Add maple syrup, milk, yogurt, and vegetable oil to bowl, then whisk until combined.
  • Pour wet ingredients into the well of the dry ingredients. Using a spatula, mix batter until moistened and most the large clumps are gone (a few small clumps are okay).
  • Add about 3/4 of the prepared bacon to the batter and gently fold it in until mixed.
  • Pour maple bacon muffin mix into the prepared muffin tin, filling each cup up about 2/3 full. Note: This recipe is designed to make exactly 15 muffins. If you have excess muffin mix, resist making more muffins - instead, try to find room for the batter in the existing 15 muffins.
  • Bake cornbread muffins for about 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick tester comes out clean. Let muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  • When serving, sprinkle remaining crumbled bacon on top of the muffins and drizzle maple syrup on top.

Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 0.8mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I'm not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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28 comments

    • Sabrina

    This recipe sounds great. Any ideas on flour substitute? We have a Gluten intolerance at our home.

    • Sandra

    I want to make these tomorrow but am afraid of the tablespoon of baking powder. Is this correct?

    • Lindsey Maestas
    • 5 stars

    These look INCREDIBLE! I’m making them for Thanksgiving!

    • Thank you, Lindsey! If you make them, I hope they turn out great! 😀

    • Savannah
    • 4 stars

    Oh wow, this looks DELICIOUS!!! Maple/bacon is, like, perfect for fall, and a wonderful treat for a chilly morning. Do you think this would turn out with gluten-free flour, because I totally want to try it! Thanks for sharing <3

    • Meghan
    • 5 stars

    I absolutely love cornbread muffins. This looks like a great twist!

    • suzanne
    • 5 stars

    These look so yummy! I love maple and bacon together.

    • Cait Weingartner
    • 4 stars

    Yum! These muffins look delicious. I’m thinking they would make a welcome addition to this weekend’s brunch table!

    • Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    • 3 stars

    Oh! I just love this recipe! I’m pinning it so it gets pulled out next week 🙂 Yum!

    • Mary Barham
    • 5 stars

    I am def going to make this for the family Thanksgiving!!!! YUM!!
    THEFOREVERTEACHER

    • Ashley | Hello Nature Blog
    • 5 stars

    This looks absolutely delicious! It would probably go well with a couple soup recipes I have planned for this winter!

    • There’s always next time 😀 Thanks, Rochelle!

    • Jennifer
    • 5 stars

    Bacon is my love language. I’ll definitely be trying these!

    • Viva la bacon! 😀 Thanks, Jennifer!

    • Lauren
    • 4 stars

    I’m a big fan of maple bacon EVERYTHING! These look awesome!!

    • Right?! They’re the best! Thanks, Lauren!

    • Amy Lyon
    • 5 stars

    I have to agree, bacon just makes everything better. 🙂
    These look amazing, and I’m plotting now in my head what is on the menu this week that these will pair with.
    Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.
    *Hugs*

    • Laura Rike
    • 4 stars

    Anything with bacon is comfort food. Will definitely try these!! Thank you for this recipe! xo