Cracked Out Cornbread Muffins

Cracked Out Cornbread Muffins Recipe – tender cornbread muffins loaded with cheddar, bacon, and ranch. Super easy to make with a hint of sweetness. Great with soup and chili. Bacon, cheddar cheese, self-rising cornmeal, sugar, buttermilk, egg, butter, and ranch seasoning. Sweet and savory in every bite! Ready to eat in under 20 minutes.

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Bacon Cheddar & Ranch Cornbread Muffins

These Cracked Out Cornbread Muffins are a favorite at our house. Cornbread muffins loaded with cheddar, bacon, and ranch. Our favorite flavor combination! I always have the ingredients on hand to whip these up at a moments notice. They are especially delicious slathered with honey butter! YUM! Give them a try ASAP. You won’t be disappointed.

What does CRACK mean?

If a recipe has “crack” in the title it means that the recipe has cheddar, bacon, and ranch in the ingredients. It all started with my Crack Dip way back in 2007. I made the dip for a Titans football game. Everyone went crazy over it. We couldn’t stop eating it and said it was like crack. The name stuck. 

According to the dictionary, the definition of crack is “of superior excellence or ability”. We think the flavor combination of cheddar, bacon, and ranch fits this definition! This cornbread is most definitely of superior excellence! One taste and you will surely agree.

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How to Make Cracked Out Cornbread Muffins

These muffin recipe is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray or line with paper liners. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together cornmeal, ranch dressing mix, and sugar. Stir in buttermilk and eggs. Add melted butter, shredded cheese, and cooked chopped bacon. Stir just until combined. Scoop batter into the prepared muffin cups. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle of the muffins comes out clean. Cool muffins on a wire rack.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use Martha White Self-Rising Buttermilk Cornmeal Mix.
  • Can substitute turkey bacon.
  • If you are sensitive to ranch seasoning mix, adjust the amount in the batter to your personal preference.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing Mixhttps://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
  • Can Cornbread Muffins be made in advance? Yes. You can make the cornbread ahead of time and store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
  • Can Cornbread Muffins be frozen? Yes. Bake the muffins and cool completely. Transfer muffins to a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
    • To reheat, thaw and reheat in the microwave or covered with aluminum foil in the oven.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature.
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What to Serve with Homemade Cornbread

This is our go-to recipes for soup or chili. These muffins are equally delicious with grilled chicken, pork chops, and your favorite barbecue dinner. I always have the ingredients on hand so we can whip up a batch at a moments notice. I hope you love these corn muffins as much as we do!

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Cracked Out Cornbread Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Cracked Out Cornbread Muffins Recipe – tender cornbread muffins loaded with cheddar, bacon, and ranch. Super easy to make with a hint of sweetness. Great with soup and chili. Bacon, cheddar cheese, self-rising cornmeal, sugar, buttermilk, egg, butter, and ranch seasoning. Sweet and savory in every bite! Ready to eat in under 20 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 6 slices bacon cooked and chopped
  • 2 cups self-rising white cornmeal mix
  • Tbsp ranch dressing mix
  • 1 Tbsp sugar or honey
  • cups buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • Heat 12-cup muffin pan in oven 5 minutes.
  • Combine cornmeal mix, ranch seasoning, and sugar in a medium bowl. Stir in buttermilk and egg; stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in melted butter, cheese, and bacon.
  • Remove pan from oven, and coat with cooking spray. Spoon batter into the hot muffin pan, filling almost completely full.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden.

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Comments

  1. Looks awesome, but I expected to see bacon in the cross-section photo. My wife and I love bacon, cheese, and cornbread. This is a great way to get all three.

  2. These look delicious! I like to add sharp cheddar and green chiles to my cornbread but haven't added bacon before. I'll definitely give these a try. I am unfamiliar with self-rising cornmeal – have to go check out the grocery store now!

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