1. Preheat oven to 400°. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.
2. Combine first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl; stir in corn, cheese, and bacon. Whisk together eggs, buttermilk, and butter in a small bowl; stir egg mixture into cornmeal mixture just until blended. (Do not overmix.) Spoon batter into prepared muffin pan.
3. Bake 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs clinging. Remove from pan; cool on a wire rack.