Everybody knows that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, and in my case it's one of the favorites as well. It’s one of our “small” traditions with Justin, that every weekend we have a big and delicious breakfast with eggs, pancakes, hot coffee and Good Morning America and ABC News. But who has time to eat breakfast at home during the week when you start work at 7am? Not me! I usually just grab granola bar or yogurt, but let’s be honest, that’s not a “real” breakfast and it definitely doesn’t keep me satisfied for too long (that’s why sometimes you see me eating lunch at 11:30)! I decided to change it and I made a different version of easy, ready-to-go breakfast: cheese and bacon muffins! They are as delicious as they sound. What you need is:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
¼ cup light brown sugar
1 tsp salt
8-10 slices of turkey bacon (you can use the real stuff too) chopped and crisped
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup milk
1 stick of butter (melted and cooled)
¼ cup chopped parsley
¼ cup chopped scallions
In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Add cheese, bacon, herbs, and mix everything together. In a separate bowl whisk together milk, eggs and butter, pour itto the flour mixture and mix until combined (do not overmix!). Scoop the batter into a muffin pan (it makes 12 muffins) and bake at 400F for 20 minutes.
With 12 muffins, between two of us, we have breakfasts for the entire week! Just keep them covered in the refrigerator and microwave them for 10-20 sec before eating! It’s absolutely the best thing for people who love breakfast, but don’t have too much time to prepare it! And for my all vegetarian friends out there, just skip the bacon and they will be excellent too!
Try it and enjoy it.