Cheddar Bacon Muffins

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“Think bacon, Cheddar cheese, sour cream……Wow !!

… For those who prefer savoury to sweet, these hearty muffins are an ideal — and quick! — solution….. . delicous !!

Ingredients
6 strips bacon
1 cup (250 mL) shredded old Cheddar cheese
3 cups (750 mL) all-purpose flour
2 tbsp (30 mL) granulated sugar
4 tsp (18 mL) baking powder
2 tsp (10 mL) pepper
1 tsp (5 mL) salt
1 cup (250 mL) milk
1/2 cup (125 mL) vegetable oil
1/2 cup (125 mL) sliced green onions
1/2 cup (125 mL) sour cream
2 eggs

Preparation
Cook bacon over medium heat for 5 minutes or until crisp. Drain on paper towels; let cool and crumble. In small bowl, combine 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the crumbled bacon and 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the Cheddar; set aside.

In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, pepper and salt ; stir in remaining bacon and Cheddar.

Whisk together milk, oil, onions, sour cream and eggs; pour over dry ingredients. Stir together just until moistened. Spoon into greased or paper-lined muffin cups; sprinkle reserved bacon and Cheddar mixture on top.

Bake in centre of(190°C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until tops are firm to the touch and muffins are golden. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 1 day or wrap individually and freeze in airtight container for up to 3 weeks. Rewarm before serving.)

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