The first time I made these, the dough turned out very dry, resulting in dry and not very good muffins. I'm trying them again with about 2/3-3/4 of the dry ingredients without changing the wet ingredients' measures. The dough looks better, so we'll see how the muffins themselves turn out.
Savory Breakfast Muffins
If you're tired of sweet breakfast muffins or just looking for a savory breakfast, try these--you'll love the smoky flavor from the Canadian bacon and the fresh-tasting combination of red bell pepper and scallions.
44 Reviews for Savory Breakfast Muffins
This recipe is a puzzle. The ingredients sound great, but somehow the combination turned out yuck! to me -- leaden and weird. (And no, I did not overmix them.) I made a batch, ate a fresh one ... not too great ... and froze the rest. I thought if I slathered them with butter and homemade preserves, that might do the trick, but no. I'm still on the search for a savory breakfast treat I can make the night or week before, but this ain't it.
I added liquid smoke to get the smoky flavor (would work for the vegetarians). I also used what was on hand- a little bit of turkey bacon and some cold turkey slices. I sprinkled the cheese on top for the last 10 minutes or so. Absolutely delicious! A hit with the family, and veggies in the morning for my toddler!
For my "Canadian bacon", I used the type similar to ham. Since I don't like red peppers, I used a can of diced chiles, which worked well. Previous reviews had mentioned not tasting the cheese. I used a cup of shredded sharp cheddar, and still did not taste it. If I were given one of these muffins and didn't know there was cheese in it- I never would have guessed it, but still enjoyed them. They were slighty disappointing knowing that there was cheese- and you couldn't taste it. Perhaps I'll try diced extra sharp cheddar next time.
I liked this because I'm not really into sweet for breakfast. I'm a vegetarian, so I replaced the canadian bacon with gouda to try to get that smoky flavor. Totally didn't work- might try veggie bacon next time. I think the recipe could use more salt. Also, since I didn't taste any of the cheese I put in, I'm thinking about putting on top of the muffins before baking next time, instead of mixing it in.