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Best Crowd-Pleasing Breakfast Recipe Ever: Bacon and Egg Muffins

Need a breakfast or brunch recipe that serves a crowd? These baked-in-a-muffin-tin egg and bacon treats are a sure-fire way to start the day.

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-a traditional bacon and eggs breakfast baked right into a cornbread muffin. These bacon and egg muffins make a crowd-pleasing brunch recipe. Being by preheating the oven to 400 degrees. Cook 4 slices of bacon that you've cut into thirds and drain them on a paper towel lined plate. Reserve the drippings. Brush 12 2-1/2 inch muffin cups with more of the reserved bacon drippings and set them aside. Then into a small bowl, add 3 eggs, 2 tablespoons of water, and a dash of salt and pepper. Beat this altogether and add the drippings back to the skillet now then pour the eggs into the hot skillet over medium heat and cook, but don't stir until the eggs begin to set on the bottom and around the edges. Lift and fold the eggs with a large spatula so the uncooked eggs flow under the cooked one. Continue cooking the eggs until they're set, but still moist. Remove them to a bowl and set them aside. In a medium bowl, add 1 cup of all-purpose flour, a half cup of yellow corn meal, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 2-1/2 teaspoons of baking powder, and a half teaspoon of salt. Stir all of this together. Then in a separate bowl with 2 more eggs, add 1 cup of milk and a quarter cup of vegetable oil or melted butter. Use a whisk to blend this together. Stir this mixture into the dry ingredients. Fold the scrambled eggs. Add a half cup of shredded cheddar cheese into the muffin batter. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups. Lastly, top each muffin cup with 1 piece of the bacon. Bake the muffins for 15 to 17 minutes or until they're light brown And toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Set the muffin tin on a wire rack and let the muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes then run a small table knife or metal spatula around the inside edges of the cups to loosen the muffins from the pan. Remove the muffins from the pan and serve them warm with a little drizzle of maple syrup if you like. Bacon and eggs and sweet morning muffins all in one. How can you top that?