Bacon Corn Muffins with Savory Cream Cheese Frosting

Bacon Corn Muffins with Savory Cream Cheese Frosting
Bacon Corn Muffins with Savory Cream Cheese Frosting

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

24

muffins

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

24

servings

Ingredients

  • For Muffins:

  • 8

    strips bacon

  • 3/4

    cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2

    cup cornmeal

  • 3/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 2

    teaspoons baking powder

  • 2

    tablespoons brown sugar

  • 3/4

    cup milk

  • 1

    egg

  • 3

    tablespoons butter, melted

  • 1

    tablespoon reserved bacon fat

  • For Frosting:

  • 8

    ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 2

    tablespoons honey

  • 1

    tablespoon hot sauce

  • 1

    bunch chives, sliced

  • Special equipment:

  • 2

    (24-count) nonstick mini muffin tins

  • Pastry Bag

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place bacon onto a baking sheet and bake until crisp about 12 minutes. Remove from baking sheet and place onto a plate lined with a paper towel. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat. Once bacon is cool enough to handle, chop into small pieces. Spray a 24-count mini muffin tray with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. In a large bowl combine flour, cornmeal, salt, baking powder, and brown sugar. In a separate bowl whisk the milk and egg. Whisk the milk mixture, melted butter and bacon fat into the dry ingredients. Add 3/4 of the chopped cooked bacon, reserve remaining 1/4 for a garnish. Fill each muffin cup with 1 tablespoon of the batter so the cups are filled about 3/4 of the way up. Bake in oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted into the muffins comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before icing. While muffins are cooling, in a medium bowl beat the cream cheese, honey and hot sauce with a hand mixer until soft and combined. Add 3/4 of the sliced chives, reserve remaining 1/4 for a garnish. Mix until well combined. Transfer mixture to a pastry bag and snip off the end. Once the muffins have cooled, pipe a small amount of the cream cheese mixture on top of each one. Garnish with remaining crumbled bacon and remaining chopped chives.

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