Puffins. What a weird name for food. Puffins are kind of cute birds but I'd never consider eating one, although some do. I've seen this kind of puffin (pancake/muffin) popping up everywhere. I decided I'd try them out. I do love the idea of not destroying a pancake when trying to flip it and they are a fun finger food for breakfast.
Apple & Bacon Puffins
1/3 cup butter, melted and slightly cooled
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 apple, cored, peeled and diced
3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
Melt butter in a medium sized bowl. Allow to cool and add sugar. Stir in one egg and buttermilk. Mix in the dry ingredients. Allow to sit a few minutes while your oven is preheating to 325°. Gently fold in bacon and apple. Use a large cookie scoop to fill a greased mini muffin pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. Serve warm with a bowl of your favorite syrup. Makes 30.