Peanut Butter, Banana + Bacon Muffins

These whole wheat peanut butter and banana muffins have fun twist – bacon baked right inside! They bake up tall and fluffy in just about an hour.
Peanut-Butter-Bacon-and-Banana-Muffins

 This month Jones Dairy Farm challenged me to come up with a make-ahead breakfast recipe that included bacon. At first, I was stumped. It seemed like nothing I could come up with would keep very well. Then it came to me – muffins! Back-to-school time always puts me in the mood for muffins, and the cool mornings we’ve had for the past week or so have been perfect for baking.

Once I decided on muffins, the hardest part was coming up with a flavor. I briefly considered bacon-blueberry muffins but then decided I wanted something a little more… indulgent. Peanut butter + banana + bacon it was! And yes, they’re fabulous.

Elvis-Muffins

Banana and honey keep these muffins nice and moist and there’s about a half slice of Jones Dairy Farm’s dry aged bacon in each one – just enough to be prominent and make them special, but not so much that it completely takes over. Everything works together, but the dominant flavor is definitely the peanut butter.

You can use either whole wheat flour or white whole wheat flour in these muffins. The former will give you a darker muffin (pictured above) with a slightly nuttier “healthy” taste. The latter will result in a lighter golden muffin with a slightly more delicate taste. Whichever you choose, don’t leave out the ground oats – it gives them a lighter texture and adds fiber.

Bacon-Banana-Muffins

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Peanut Butter, Banana + Bacon Muffins
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 cup whole wheat or white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup oats, ground
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • ⅓ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
  • 6 slices Jones Dairy Farm Dry Aged Bacon, cooked and crumbled
Preparation
  1. Heat oven to 400ºF. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, ground oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a second mixing bowl, mix the milk, peanut butter, brown sugar, honey, and egg until smooth. Beat in the banana.
  4. Gently mix the wet ingredients into the dry ones until just combined – do not overmix. Stir in the crumbled bacon. Divide the batter between the 12 prepared muffin cups.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 199 Fat: 6.3 Carbohydrates: 31.8 Fiber: 2.0 Protein: 5.7

I created this recipe for my client, Jones Dairy Farm. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that help keep me inspired in the kitchen!

Comments

  1. YUM, I would love ones of these muffins for breakfast right now! :)

  2. Oh, oh, oh, I love that you put bacon in these. They are still so healthy but that bacon is going to make them feel so decadent.

  3. This is right up my alley! Totally trying this!!

  4. I have been searching for some great new breakfast recipes. I love that you changed it up here with the bacon!

  5. Muffins are great for make-ahead breakfasts! Great idea!

  6. Woot woot!!! Bacon in muffins, you rock!

  7. I love the creativity of this muffin! My son would probably jump out of bed (instead of dragging his feet) at the prospect of enjoying one of these beauties.

  8. I love making muffins for breakfast and your peanut butter and banana are right up my alley. Oh, and the bacon! even better!

  9. You are a ROCK STAR!! Peanut butter and banana is one thing, but add bacon to that jammy and you can take over the world.

  10. What a great twist! Bacon lovers rejoice!!!

  11. Love these!!

  12. You had me at bacon…but all the other ingredients are yummy too! These look great.

  13. Bacon in muffins? Absolutely GENIUS!

  14. Bacon in muffins??!! Love it!!! Kind of mad I didn’t come up w/ it :-)

  15. What a delicious muffin! Of course, bacon makes everything better :-)

  16. This is like an Elvis muffin!! Didn’t he eat peanut butter, banana, bacon sandwiches? Or did I make that up in my head? I dunno, but these muffins look AMAAAAAZING!

  17. There is bacon in these muffins! Oh my goodness! love it!

  18. Sorry…did someone say bacon baked inside? You know the way to my heart!

  19. I want to make a tons of these this weekend and have them for breakfast next week!

  20. Ginny McMeans says:

    You can’t put peanut butter in too many things to me! Yum!

  21. You’re an evil genius. This is brilliant but now I’m going to want to eat these morning, noon and night.

  22. Bacon in a muffin for breakfast on the go?! I’m in. Oh so totally in.

  23. Looks awesome! Totally my kind of muffins!

  24. Simply brilliant to put the bacon right in the muffin. Just added them to my must make list!

  25. I can’t wait to make these, they sound amazing – perfect flavor combinations. Where did you get the adorable muffin cups though? Those are perfect!

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