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Spicy Bacon and Brew Muffins

We enjoyed the subtle heat in these muffins, but if you want to spice things up, add up to 2 teaspoons of ground red pepper.

Cooking Light JUNE 2014

  • Yield: Serves 12 (serving size: 1 muffin)
  • Hands-on:22 Minutes
  • Total:50 Minutes

Ingredients

  • Streusel:
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 3 applewood-smoked bacon slices
  • 3 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • Muffin:
  • 7.9 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 3/4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup Guinness Stout or other stout beer
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with foil; place a wire rack on the baking sheet.

2. To prepare streusel, combine 3 tablespoons sugar, 2 teaspoons water, and pepper in a small bowl. Spread mixture evenly over both sides of bacon. Place coated bacon on rack; bake at 400° for 18 minutes or until done. Cool; finely chop.

3. Combine oats and 1 tablespoon flour in a small bowl. Stir in butter. Stir in 2 tablespoons chopped bacon; reserve remaining bacon. Set aside.

4. Reduce oven temperature to 350°. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

5. To prepare muffins, weigh or lightly spoon 7.9 ounces (about 1 3/4 cups) flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine 7.9 ounces flour, remaining bacon, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl; stir well. Combine beer, oil, vanilla, and egg in another bowl, gently stirring with a whisk. Add beer mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Evenly divide batter among muffin cups. Sprinkle streusel evenly over batter.

6. Bake at 350° for 18 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center of muffins comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove muffins from pan; serve warm, or cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 176
  • Fat: 5.9g
  • Saturated fat: 1.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.3g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrate: 27g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 200mg
  • Calcium: 52mg
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