Monday, March 27, 2023

Bacon and Whiskey Maple Muffins #MuffinMonday

Light, tender savory muffins with just a touch of sweetness.  Perfect with a cup of coffee and a piece of fruit in the morning for a complete breakfast.


Filled with Bacon, flavored with Whiskey Maple Syrup and topped with a Brown Sugar Crumble these are perfect for Muffin Monday..........

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Whiskey Maple Syrup

I received this jar of Whiskey Maple Syrup as a gift.  We opened it and used it a few times when making cocktails and to drizzle onto my Waffle Battered Fried Chicken.  While cleaning out the refrigerator I came across the remaining syrup and also a package of precooked bacon with a few slices left. 

Bacon and Whiskey Maple Muffin pin

Inspiration struck and I decided to add these ingredients to a simple muffin recipe.  I didn't add any sugar other than the syrup to the muffins so I decided to add a bit more sweetness with a brown sugar crumble on top.


This is just your Basic Muffin recipe but I deleted the granulated sugar and cut down on the amount of milk and oil to compensate for the liquid in the syrup.  Then I added some crumble because muffins and crumble are a match made in heaven.

Breads, Muffins, Bacon, Maple, Breakfasts, Snacks
Yield: 12 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Bacon and Whiskey Maple Muffins

Bacon and Whiskey Maple Muffins

Light, tender savory muffins with just a touch of sweetness. Perfect with a cup of coffee and a piece of fruit in the morning for a complete breakfast.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 25 Min


  • 2 c. flour
  • 3 t. baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 c, canola oil
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 c. Whiskey Maple Syrup (or Pure Maple Syrup)
  • 4 slices precooked bacon, diced
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 2 T. flour
  • 1/2 t. cinnamon
  • 1 T. cold butter, diced


  1. Whisk toghether the flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Form a well in the middle and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the oil, milk, egg and maple syrup. Pour into the well of dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Fold in the bacon.
  3. Divide the batter between a 12 cup muffin pan that has been treated with baking spray.
  4. Place the brown sugar, 2 Tablespoons flour, cinnamon and dice butter into a food processor and pulse 3 or 4 times until crumbly.
  5. Sprinkle over the batter in the muffin cups and bake in a preheated 350* oven for 18-20 minutes, until a skewer inserted removes cleanly.

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

14.08 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

2.61 g

Carbs (grams)

38.9 g

Fiber (grams)

0.65 g

Net carbs

38.24 g

Sugar (grams)

20.17 g

Protein (grams)

4.02 g

Sodium (milligrams)

195 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

22.24 mg


  1. Love sweet and savory together and that syrup sounds awesome!

  2. Bacon and maple together is such a wonderful sweet and savory combination. Very creative!

  3. That sweet salty combo with bacon is right up my alley, Wendy! So yum!

  4. This bacon, maple and on the top with whiskey , I am going for this muffins, yumm all the way.

  5. The flavor combinations sounds wonderful. Who wouldn't love this muffin? YUM!


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