Breakfast & Brunch, Meat

Fancy Maple Bacon

maple bacon on parchment paper

 

Did someone say BACON?!  Cooked in maple syrup?!  SIGN.ME.UP.

Guys…this recipe is SO SO easy and totally drool-worthy.  With only two ingredients involved, this should definitely find its way into your brunch menu.  Wether it be an addition to a Bloody Mary bar, or served all on its own, it’s always a favorite at our house!

 

maple bacon in a mason jar

 

Since this only requires two ingredients, I try to get good quality bacon and syrup.  Here is what I focus on…

For the bacon…the trick is to get thick cut bacon, because once its baked in syrup it will be nice and juicy!  And when cooked properly, it will be firm enough to hold itself up if used in a Bloody Mary or placed in a mason jar!  

 

maple syrup laying next to uncooked thick cut bacon

 

For the maple syrup…I get a 100% pure maple syrup, which means that there is only one ingredient…maple tree sap that has been boiled down to syrup.  This is so much better than using pancake syrup, which is an imitation syrup made up with artificial ingredients, and added sugar.  

We use a local Ohio syrup, Milligan’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Syrup, because it’s 100% pure, organic maple syrup tapped from a sustainable forest in Athens, Ohio!  

 

maple syrup laying next to uncooked bacon

 

So how do we make this divine fancy bacon?

First step is to coat your bacon with syrup, both front and back.  I use an OXO Basting & Pastry Brush to coat the bacon (also great for coating other meats before baking).  After coated in syrup, lay bacon strips on a parchment lined baking sheet, and bake in a 400 degree F oven.  Bake for 15 min, before flipping and baking for another 15 min.  

 

maple bacon on parchment paper and in a mason jar

 

Once your bacon strips have cooled, drizzle with extra syrup and serve!  I love to serve mine in a mason jar or as an ingredient on a Toast Bar !

 

Fancy Maple Bacon

Thick cut bacon covered with maple syrup for a sweet and savory snack.  Great for brunch, or fun for a Bloody Mary bar!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, brunch, maple, syrup
Servings: 4 people
Author: Lulu's Table

Ingredients

  • 1 lb bacon thick cut
  • 1/2 cup pure, organic maple syrup

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Brush maple syrup over front and back of bacon slices and line on baking sheet.  
  • Bake for 15 min, flip bacon slices using tongs, and bake for another 15 min.
  • Drizzle with extra syrup before serving.
Breakfast & Brunch

Bacon and Egg Muffins

bacon and egg muffins in a black skillet with avocado toast on white table
Bacon and Egg Muffins with Avocado Toast

 

Did someone say brunch?!

So here in Columbus during the fall, FOOTBALL SEASON = LIFE.  And when noon games are on the schedule…that equals BRUNCH!  As if waking up to the promise of an early bloody mary isn’t good enough, I get to make this scrumptious little number with a side of avocado toast!  And then I invite my friends over to scarf it down before heading to our fav tailgate spot.

Now I know thats only relevant to our little bubble here in Ohio, but this dish makes for a great brunch course for any friend or family gathering.  These are seriously easy to make and take no time at all (which is great for us non-morning, snooze-button-pressing, messy-bun wearing, running-out-the-door-to-our-seriously-P.O.’d-uber-driver folk).

Now if you haven’t noticed yet, you likely will soon, but I try to sneak turmeric into everything I can.  Like everything.  This India-originated spice might be one of the world’s healthiest foods, and is likely the most researched as well.  It has so many health benefits that it should definitely find its way into your pantry…and more importantly your food.  Here we go: inflammation, skin health, diabetes, depression, pain, blood clots, cancers, toxicity and obesity.  The studies around turmeric and its impact on the listed health benefits is truly amazing, and I would highly encourage further research for those who are interested.

But I digress…

bacon and egg muffins with green onions and avocado toast on white table
Bacon and Egg Muffins

These bacon and egg muffins will not disappoint, and are super nutritious for you as well!  I made these the other morning before company came, and then let them sit in the oven on 150 degrees to keep them warm before putting them out.  Pair them with some avocado toast, and you have yourself a full brunch!  OR…these could easily be made at the beginning of the week and stored in the fridge for a quick morning breakfast.

I think you guys will love these and seriously excited for you to try!  Also, if anyone is a spice fanatic, don’t be afraid to add more red hot in the egg mixture, sliced jalapeños or top with sriracha!

 

Bacon and Egg Muffins

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 17 muffins
Author: Lulu's Table

Ingredients

  • 12 eggs
  • 1/4 cup red hot
  • 1/4 cup milk unsweetened almond
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 cup fresh kale chopped
  • 1/2 bell pepper (any color) chopped
  • 4 pieces bacon cooked and chopped
  • 3 green onions chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease muffin pan.
  • Crack 12 eggs in a large mixing bowl and whisk together.
  • Add milk, red hot, garlic, turmeric, ground flax seed, kale, pepper, and mix together.  Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour egg mixture into muffin pan 3/4 full.  Sprinkle cooked bacon and green onions on top before placing in oven.
  • Bake for 15 min, let cool, and serve.