Apple, Bacon and Cheese Cornbread Muffins

Apple, Bacon and Cheese Cornbread Muffins

  • Yield: Makes 12 muffins
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes

Cornbread muffins meet bacon, cheese, and apples to make for a perfectly portable and satisfying breakfast or snack.


  • 2 USA Gala Apples, cored and diced
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) maple syrup, divided
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) salt
  • 1-1/4 cups (300ml) cornmeal
  • 1-1/4 cups (300ml) flour
  • 4 tsp (20ml) baking powder
  • 1 cup (250ml) crumbled aged cheddar
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) crisp cooked and chopped bacon
  • 1 jalapeño, minced
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
  • 1/3 cup (75ml) melted butter
  • 2 eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C)
  2. Heat apples, lemon juice, 2 tbsp (30ml) maple syrup, and salt in a large skillet over medium high heat; cook for 3-4 minutes until apples have softened. Remove from heat and let cool 5 minutes.
  3. Whisk together remaining 2 tbsp (30ml) maple syrup, milk, melted butter and eggs in a medium bowl.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together cornmeal, flour and baking powder; add cheddar, bacon, jalapeño and liquid mixture. Stir until just combined; stir in apples.
  5. Grease a muffin pan and divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until tops are light golden.