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Bacon Cornbread Muffins with Red Bell Pepper

Updated on February 28, 2013
Bacon Cornbread Muffins with Red Bell Pepper
Bacon Cornbread Muffins with Red Bell Pepper | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: 12 regular muffins


  • 1 cup + 2 tbsps all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsps sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tbsps canola oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 4 strips of bacon

Ingredient Tips

  • You can use either whole milk or low-fat milk. Fat-free milk, however, isn't a good choice. It could cause your muffins to be a little dry and not rise properly.
  • To make your muffins super "bacony," use bacon fat (left on the skillet after cooking the bacon) instead of canola oil. Be warned, though, that doing so will increase the amount of saturated fat and cholesterol in your muffins. Canola oil is, by far, a healthier option.
  • Maple syrup works best for this recipe, but in case you don't have it, honey and corn syrup are acceptable substitutes.
  • Feel free to use bell pepper of any color. Jalapenos could also be a great addition if you want to give your cornbread muffins a spicy zing.

Cook bacon until brown and crispy
Cook bacon until brown and crispy | Source
Bacon, corn and bell pepper mixture
Bacon, corn and bell pepper mixture | Source
Bacon Cornbread Muffin Batter
Bacon Cornbread Muffin Batter | Source
Bacon Cornbread Muffins Ready to Be baked
Bacon Cornbread Muffins Ready to Be baked | Source


  1. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until brown and crispy (8 - 10 minutes).
  2. Allow the bacon to cool, then crumble into little pieces.
  3. Heat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  4. In a large bowl, combine cornmeal, 1 cup of all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Then stir together well with a whisk.
  5. In another bowl, beat together eggs, milk, canola oil and maple syrup.
  6. Combine corn kernels, bell pepper and bacon bits in a third bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour to the mixture and toss together well. This will prevent the ingredients from sinking to the bottom of the muffins while baking.
  7. Add the cornmeal and bacon mixtures to the egg mixture. Stir together until evenly combined. No need to beat or overmix!
  8. Line your muffin tins with paper liners, or generously grease the inside of each tin with butter or oil.
  9. Fill 3/4 of each muffin tin with your cornbread muffin batter.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 - 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Remove your lovely bacon-cornbread muffins from the oven. If you use paper liners, you can take the muffins out of the tins right away. If you bake them without paper liners, let them sit in the tins for 2 - 3 minutes first; this would make it a bit easier to remove the muffins without breaking them. Enjoy!
Bacon Cornbread Muffins with Red Bell Pepper
Bacon Cornbread Muffins with Red Bell Pepper | Source

Bacon Cornbread Muffins - Calorie and Nutrition Info

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 muffin
Calories 175
Calories from Fat63
% Daily Value *
Fat 7 g11%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Unsaturated fat 3 g
Carbohydrates 22 g7%
Sugar 6 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 5 g10%
Cholesterol 40 mg13%
Sodium 72 mg3%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Please Rate this Muffin Recipe

5 stars from 2 ratings of Bacon Cornbread Muffin with Bell Pepper

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  • Om Paramapoonya profile imageAUTHOR

    Om Paramapoonya 

    5 years ago

    @MarleneB - Thanks for your comment, five-star rating and pin, Marlene! Hope you enjoy these bacon cornbread muffins :)

  • MarleneB profile image

    Marlene Bertrand 

    5 years ago from USA

    These cornbread muffins are absolutely gorgeous. Your recipe really is easy. I like easy! I'm definitely trying this. Gave it five stars. I'm pinning for reference and sharing with my friends.

  • Om Paramapoonya profile imageAUTHOR

    Om Paramapoonya 

    5 years ago

    @Just ask Susan - Ah, yeah, this might not be a good recipe for those who are dieting! heheee...How about you just have one or two and give the rest to your friends? This way you won't feel too guilty! :)

    @NMLady - Green hatch chiles? Sounds good!

    @Victoria Lynn - Thanks for the pin, Victoria :)

    @vespawoolf - I sure wish I could share these muffins with you! Hope you give this recipe a try sometime. Thanks for your vote.

    @moonlake - Thanks a lot, moonlake :)

  • moonlake profile image


    5 years ago from America

    Sounds so delicious. I love anything cornbread. Voted up and pinned.

  • vespawoolf profile image


    5 years ago from Peru, South America

    These photos make me want to reach out and grab a muffin! I like your use of lots of bacon and red pepper to jazz things up a bit. I look forward to trying these next time we make chili or chicken tortilla soup. Voted up!

  • Victoria Lynn profile image

    Victoria Lynn 

    5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

    Oh, my, I MUST make these! Pinning!

  • NMLady profile image


    5 years ago from New Mexico & Arizona

    Love this! Will try it! I add Green Hatch Chiles to mine..... (of course!)

  • Just Ask Susan profile image

    Susan Zutautas 

    5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    I'm dieting right now but the first day that I want to cheat on my diet I'll be trying your recipe. I can almost taste them and that first picture is making me so hungry.

  • Om Paramapoonya profile imageAUTHOR

    Om Paramapoonya 

    5 years ago

    @prasetio - Hehehe Yeah, I hope she'll make them for you, too! Thanks for dropping by.

    @torrilyn - Thanks for your comment and vote. Hope you give this recipe a try soon!

    @Suzie HQ - Glad you enjoyed this hub, Suzie. And thanks for your kind words, votes, and pin!

    @Gypsy48 - They are indeed yummy. Hope you give these savory cornbread muffins a go sometime.

    @Annie Miller - You're very welcome, Annie!

    @peachpurple - Thanks. Glad you added this to your muffin list!

    @tebo - Sure! They should still be delicious even without the bacon.

  • tebo profile image


    5 years ago from New Zealand

    This recipe sounds and looks lovely. I don't eat meat so would omit the bacon, but think they would still taste lovely. I shall try them.

  • peachpurple profile image


    5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

    i love muffins. Corn bread with bacon is new to me. Thanks for sharing. Another muffin added to my list. Voted up

  • Annie Miller profile image

    Annie Miller 

    5 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

    Can't wait to try these! Thanks for sharing Om!

  • Gypsy48 profile image


    5 years ago

    I love cornbread and this recipe sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing:)

  • Suzie HQ profile image

    Suzanne Ridgeway 

    5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

    Hi Om,

    These look gorgeous and so different to have a savory option. I love muffins usually blueberry or chocolate so this has really sparked my curiosity to try them! Love your great layout, tips and pics as it all makes it gel together so well. Great job, all votes, shared and pinned!

  • torrilynn profile image


    5 years ago

    om paramapoonya,

    nom nom nom

    i love cornbread muffins and bacon

    the fact that you put the two together in this recipe is something that I

    have never see before or would have even thought of. thanks. will try in the future.

    voted up

  • prasetio30 profile image


    5 years ago from malang-indonesia

    Wow...My sister, you have delicious recipe. Thank you very much for writing and I should share this hub with my mom. I hope she'll make it for me. Thank you very much. Voted up!



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