Alright, now I’m just getting wild and crazy with my apples. Oh so many apples. What’s a girl to do with SO MANY APPLES?! Apple sauce…check. Apple butter…check….baked apples…check….apple crisp….check…What now? What else? A spin on pork chops and applesauce!e.
Apples and pork. It’s a classic combo that it awesome no matter how you slice it. One of my favorite things to do is look in my fridge, grab out whatever I have, and see what I can concoct with it. It’s like my own little iron chef kitchen. So what do to with all the apples? ….let’s see…leftover bacon…maple syrup….AHA! Apple Bacon Breakfast Muffins!
Now before you snark at the thought…just consider it….it’s a sweet and salty thing right? If McDonald’s can get away with it with those crazy maple sausage breakfast sandwich thingies….So can I! And I’m happy I went there. I’m not sorry because these puppies turned out delicious. They’re a complete breakfast wrapped up into one little muffin!
- 2 cups almond flour (get it here)
- 1 tsp baking soda (like this)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt (like this)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon (like this)
- 3/4 cup grated apple (about 1 medium sized apples)
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup grade B maple syrup (like this)
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (like this)
- 1/4 cup rendered bacon fat, plus 1 tbsp for greasing your tin. Okay I know I know, but really- just go with it. If you want, you can use coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 strips cooked bacon, chopped
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare your muffin tin with coconut oil, butter, bacon fat- or just use paper liners.
In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, sea salt, baking soda and cinnamon. Stir well with a fork until all of the lumps are gone.
Wash, peel and grate your apple.
In a separate bowl, beat the 2 eggs together. Add in the grated apple, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup and vanilla. Stir well to combine.
Add whatever your fat of choice is into the bowl. It needs to be liquid, so if you have to melt it to do that please do so, but make sure that it’s not hot because it may scramble your eggs.
Add your chopped bacon to the dry ingredients and mix to incorporate.
Combine the wet and dry ingredients together in a bowl and stir until well incorporated.
I know. It’s not so pretty. But it sure is tasty. Spoon the batter into your prepared muffin tin, filling about 2/3 of the way up.
Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean and the edges begin to pull away from the pan.
From here, you can gild the lily a bit and top it with a schmear of pastured butter, or you can just eat as is. Enjoy!
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