Spicy Bacon Cheddar Chive Corn Muffins

Wow, how long has it been since my last post??? 3 weeks maybe, boy how time gets away from you sometimes! The end up the summer had a lot if travels for me and while I was cooking, I was not taking many pictures of my food nor (obviously) taking the time to post! But I’m back, I’ve been coming up with some great new ideas and here is a post that came out quite well!

This is adapted from a cooking light recipe that I saw online. Now that we are approaching fall my CSA this week is having the perfect combo of ingredients for some nice chili and I wanted to make something in advance to serve with it. This is a big step for me since usually I would just try to make like 4 things at once and stay up til 11 pm cooking and cleaning the day of my CSA pickup, but now I already have my muffins and just need to make the chili Monday.

For this recipe you will need:

1 cup flour (I used whole wheat flour)
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup shredded cheddar
2 tbs sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup chopped bacon
2 tbs chives, chopped
1 jalapeño, minced
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup veggie oil
1 jalapeño, cut into 12 thin slices for garnish
12 muffin liners
Cooking spray

Preheat the oven to 375.

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In a large bowl mix together flour and next 10 ingredients through jalapeño. Make a well in the center.

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In a separate bowl lightly beat and egg then mix together the buttermilk and oil. Pour this mix into the dry bowl and stir just until combined, do not overmix.

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Line a muffin tin and spray with cooking spray. Pour the batter as equally as you can between the cups. Place one slice of jalapeño on top of each muffin, as desired.

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Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

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These go great with soup or on their own. I had one for breakfast this am and it was guilt free, since they are only 160 calories 🙂

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About annsley423

I work in Boston at an online retail company called Wayfair.com. I work within the Order Processing department, trying to stop fraudulent orders among other tasks. My company has a large catalogue of kitchen items, which has been both helpful (to my cooking) and detrimental (to my wallet). I am a self taught cook, learning mostly from watching cooking shows and doing trial and error within my own kitchen. I am making this blog as a way to share ideas and successes, as well as curb boredom in my small apartment. In my spare time besides cooking, I like to read, take pictures and have fun with my friends. I am also trying to learn more about wine and hopefully that will eventually be incorporated within the blog as well.
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