Maple Bacon Pancake Muffins

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“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” Denis Waitley

I think this week I shall start every day with a quote about gratitude. I can’t repeat enough how gratitude pulls me out of any low I am feeling. It is a practice. Daily I practice gratitude. Moment-to-moment I practice. First thing in the morning I give thanks. Thanks for a new day. For waking and raising. For love and connections. For today, now. For health. For my job and passion. For joy and happiness and joy. For my family. For my friends. For my bosses and co-workers. For any stellar human-being I meet today. For baking. For breathing. For all the opportunities and potential that today has. For all the potential I have. For shelter and my adorable, cozy apartment. For food and fuel and nourishment. For my past and the lessons I’ve been taught. For my today and now, that I can become even better. And so on the list goes.

Sunday’s are my day off. Sunday’s are my personal bake days and experimentation’s. This past Sunday I got to work. I cranked up my John Mellencamp (I am a Hoosier girl). Started dancing and let the creativity flow. These beauties were first on my agenda. I work at a local restaurant known for bacon. We have huge Indiana pork bellies come in and we smoke and make our own bacon. I make quote a few desserts with bacon. Basically it is a dream job. These are so good! I may have received messages after I posted this asking for any leftovers. However, I have a few very trusted taste-testers and friends who are guaranteed any extras.

Maple Bacon Pancake Muffins

  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 local, pasture-raised egg
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup maple
  • 1/2 cup chopped bacon
  • pinch of salt

Let’s Make it Happen: Combine dry ingredients (almond meal, tapioca flour, coconut sugar, baking soda and powder, sea salt, and cinnamon). In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients (egg, coconut oil, vanilla, maple). Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet. Whisk. Fold in the bacon. Bake at 400 for about 15 minutes. Top with maple to serve. Enjoy!

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