Corn Muffins with Bacon and Parmesan

I will not say cornhole. I will not say cornhole. I will not say cornhole.

Oh hi! Look who’s been getting her little bake on, eeeeh, eeeeeh? Speaking OF, this weekend I have major major major plans to attempt something that ends with cake and begins with pound and has the word chocolate and maybe almonds in it. But I don’t want to give it away just yet.

Do you want to know what tickles my floating fancy boat? Besides saying cornhole? (I am known for my soaring maturity levels, ya know?) These muffins. These muffins, these muffins, these muffins.

A) They’re savory. I’m sorry but bacon crumbles, scallion greens and fresh parmesan? Yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyes.


B) I added fresh corn. What’s a dern corn muffin without the dern corn? All of the recipes I was seeing forgot to include CORNhole. I mean corn. Just corn. What the h, duders? So I added it. And it was so good to me.

C) They’re mini! Okay 8 of them are. I randomly found this ca-ute little mini muffin tin pan thingy whilst antiquing a few weekends ago, and I just hhhhaaaaadhdahdahhahdadh to use it soon or else I’d lock myself in my basement and THINK ABOUT WHAT I DID NOT DO.


Mix, stir, pour, stir, put your left foot in, take your left foot out, bake, bake, put your left foot and you shake it all about.


How you doin’?

Spread with butter and invite me over.

Corn Muffins with Bacon and Parmesan:

(a weird combination of a few recipes from Cooking Light, tweaked, twiddled and twirled)

What it took for 8 mini muffins, because I thought it would be cute, and then like 8 more regular sized muffins:

* 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
* 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
* 1 egg, lightly beaten
* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 3/4 cup corn meal
* 1 tsp sugar
* 2 tsp baking powder
* 1/4 tsp baking soda
* 1/4 tsp salt
* 1 ear corn, kernels removed
* 2 strips bacon, fried, drained and chopped
* 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
* 1 scallion, finely sliced

Preheat oven to 400.

In a small bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil and egg. Whisk to combine.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, corn meal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir to combine.

Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, and pour the buttermilk mixture into it. Stir to combine. Add the bacon, corn, scallions and cheese. Give another stir to combine it all.

Pour mixture into a lightly greased muffin tin (I did a mix of mini and regular) and slide her into the oven for about 13 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Oh! You can also sprinkle some more parmesan cheese on top of the muffins before baking if you want. You should want.

Slice, butter, and proceed with facial shovage.

Here they are PRE-SLICED. In case the need for this visual was missing from your life.

PS: Cornhole is a GAME, you gutter vagabonds!

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38 Responses to Corn Muffins with Bacon and Parmesan

  1. Jen @ Savory Simple September 13, 2012 at 8:20 am #
    All of my favorite ingredients (well a lot of them) in one decadent muffin!! YES.
  2. claire @ the realistic nutritionist September 13, 2012 at 8:21 am #
    I want to get all up in that muffins FACE. and eat it.
  3. Joy September 13, 2012 at 8:23 am #
    FAN-TASTIC. All of it. The muffins, the muffin tin, the photos, the cornhole.... These do look and sound great- thank you! :)
  4. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite September 13, 2012 at 8:23 am #
    These look amazing Bev! I'm totally a sucker for cornbread as well!
  5. Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe September 13, 2012 at 8:31 am #
    What a lovely little savory muffin. Yum!
  6. Ashley September 13, 2012 at 8:38 am #
    Gorgeous! I want three right now.
  7. shelly (cookies and cups) September 13, 2012 at 8:43 am #
    Pinning these. Amazing!
  8. Alyssa | Queen of Quinoa September 13, 2012 at 8:51 am #
    Adorbs! I love these little corn gems - they would be perfect along side a big ol' bowl of chili :)
  9. mattie September 13, 2012 at 9:07 am #
    I have frozen corn that I put up earlier in the year, but I have no idea how many ears are in a freezer bag. How much do you think your one ear yielded? Thanks!
    • Bev Weidner September 13, 2012 at 9:09 am #
      I'd say it yielded about half a cup? 3/4ths? Not too much! But just the right amount. Add more if you want though!
  10. Kathy - Panini Happy September 13, 2012 at 9:09 am #
    I've got the ingredients and the hankering - these will be made!
  11. Tina {My Life as a Mrs} September 13, 2012 at 9:42 am #
    ummm I hope you saved like 12 of these for me... ;)
  12. Christina @ Be mindful. Be human. September 13, 2012 at 9:49 am #
    Can't wait to try this. Something about putting fresh corn in cornbread with parm and bacon that makes me really happy. So excited to try this! Thanks Bev!
  13. Katie September 13, 2012 at 11:03 am #
    My ninety-one year old grandma just gifted me her old mini-muffin tin. These muffins are in like Flynn. (Who's Flynn?)
  14. Kim September 13, 2012 at 11:45 am #
    These look so good! I can't wait to try them!
  15. Katie @ Blonde Ambition September 13, 2012 at 12:16 pm #
    Corn, bacon and scallions.....a marvelous trifecta
  16. j3nn September 13, 2012 at 1:05 pm #
    Never had bacon in a muffin but can't say that this doesn't make me want to try it! YUMMMMMMY
  17. Heather (Heather's Dish) September 13, 2012 at 1:11 pm #
    Ummmm I kind of want a jacket made out of these muffins. So I could eat 'em whenever I'm hangry!
  18. Lisa | With Style and Grace September 13, 2012 at 2:46 pm #
    I want ALL of these, in my face, right now. I've been working on a gluten-free version, maybe it's the bacon I'm missing... Yep, it's the bacon.
  19. Cassie September 13, 2012 at 3:00 pm #
    Holy moly, I want the whole batch.
  20. Kari@Loaves and Dishes September 13, 2012 at 3:07 pm #
    I have tried all kinds of cheese (or is it cheeses?) in my corn muffins, but never parmesan. I adore parmesan, it's one of my faves. So I don't know why not parmesan. Gonna try parmesan.
  21. Julia {The Roasted Root} September 13, 2012 at 4:34 pm #
    Cornhole. Just thought I'd join in with you ;) Your corn muffins look awesome! You say "corn, bacon and parmesan" and it doesn't take me but a split second to say "yes." They look delicious!
  22. Julie @ Table for Two September 13, 2012 at 8:44 pm #
    the fact that these are made in mini muffin tins, i can easily shove 6 in mouth. they look like the bomb squad.
  23. amy tong September 13, 2012 at 9:33 pm #
    Corn muffin sounds 100 times better than cornhole, whatever that is. :) There are some mini beauties! So glad you added fresh corns in them. Hehe...and with your soaring maturity level, we're going to be great friends, just saying. ;)
  24. Lisa September 13, 2012 at 10:44 pm #
    Can't wait to make them from scratch! No box stuff:) Look sooo yummy. My neighbor makes them with the bacon and scallions and we love them. I'll feel so proud doing them from scratch.
  25. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious September 13, 2012 at 11:20 pm #
    Best. muffin. ever. You know I'm game with anything involving bacon!
  26. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel September 14, 2012 at 8:06 am #
    I NEED these. Bacon. Cheese. Sign me up!
  27. kelley {mountain mama cooks} September 14, 2012 at 10:47 am #
    Yes, yes, yes & yes. You tempted me at bacon and sold me at Parmesan. Don't leave me alone with a tray of these.
  28. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. September 14, 2012 at 1:03 pm #
    Cornhole...oi, it makes me think of Beavis. Ok, I will just say it...I am Cornholio! Ok, I am also five years old. Oh, and these muffins look yumtastic!
  29. Sharon September 15, 2012 at 8:01 pm #
    yummy!!!! Did you cook the corn before adding it?
    • Bev Weidner September 16, 2012 at 8:11 am #
      Hi, Sharon! Nope, add the corn uncooked! It will be perfect once baked in the muffins. Little pops of sweet glory. ;)
  30. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel September 15, 2012 at 10:04 pm #
    When I clicked this, I instantly thought of that episode of Arrested Development (ugh, please tell me you watched it) where Michael breaks out George Sr.'s invention, the corn baller. I freaking love corn.
  31. Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out September 17, 2012 at 8:44 pm #
    Even though I know what cornhole is (midwesterner, right hurrrrrr), I still kept thinking cornballs (arrested development, anyone?). These look entirely too amazing for my poor little mind to even grasp.
  32. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts September 18, 2012 at 5:42 pm #
    Love cornhole, we have one sitting in our backyard right now! These muffins look insane. Wish I had some back and these would be with dinner tonight!
  33. Aggie September 20, 2012 at 10:33 am #
    I love cornbread that isn't just cornbread - ya know? These sound perfectly amazing!
  34. Cookie and Kate September 25, 2012 at 8:39 pm #
    I usually don't eat meat, but bacon cornbread? Give me thattttt.


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