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.
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.
43 Reviews for Savory Breakfast Muffins
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.