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First Day of School Breakfast: Bacon and Peanut Butter Muffins

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Remember last Friday's Literary Friday post about Death of an English Muffin by Victoria Hamilton? I promised I'd bake the muffin recipe in the book, and I did.  The bacon and peanut butter muffins were more savory than sweet, and I thought they were pretty good!

Bacon and Peanut Butter Muffins


2 cups flour, sifted
1 T baking powder
2 T sugar
2 1/2 T bacon fat and/or melted butter  (I used 1 1/2 T bacon fat, plus 1T melted butter)
1 egg
1 c milk
1/3 c natural unsweetened peanut butter  (I used Peanut Butter & Co, The Bee's Knees)
3 bacon strips, finely chopped and partially cooked  (I used The Fresh Market's applewood smoked bacon)

*I also added 1t butter flavoring to the recipe.  Yum!


Heat oven to 400 degrees.

Sift together flour, baking powder, and sugar in a large bowl and set aside.

In a separate bowl mix melted bacon fat, butter, well beaten egg, milk, peanut butter, and bacon.
Blend well, then stir gently into flour mixture, making sure all flour is incorporated, but do not beat!
Mixture should be just moistened.

Fill muffin tins or tins with paper liners 3/4 full.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.

*They were very good warm.  They really didn't need any butter.  Makes one dozen muffins.

Yesterday was our first day of school.  I can't believe that my baby girl is a senior in high school! Shelley's first class was going into town for her art class at Red Dot Gallery.  What a great way to start off the school year!

Shelley's first day of her senior year!  She's sitting at her work table in the classroom.

Have you baked anything delicious lately?

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Yum! What a great start for a senior year! Shelley looks darling as always. Your girls take after their beautiful mom. Have a great year, Shelley!

  2. No, I haven't baked anything in a long time - gave up flour for 4 months before my son's wedding (lost 13 pounds). I can bake once again and might just make something today because the newlyweds are coming for a visit tonight. Dinner is at our favorite Mexican restaurant, but dessert can be here.

  3. Taj loves loves loves bacon. I think I am going to have to test your recipe at our house in a couple of weeks when we have him. This weekend will be crazy, Ethan is moving out and in with Matthew, unfortunately there will be a lot of steep stairs to climb... or maybe I should try to bake them Friday night for breakfast on Saturday prior to his move and when my Mom is visiting. I love Shelley's smile! Yay for Senior year. I hope you both have a great school year.

  4. Your daughter is beautiful and looks so happy. Wishing her a great new school year.
    The recipe sounds yummy.

  5. A perfect way to start school.
    Your daughter is beautiful.
    Best to you this school year. :-)

  6. Y'all have a great year RJ. I can't believe how grown-up Shelly is, and a senior! Already????? She is lovely..........


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