Cheddar Bacon Chive Muffins

I am not a morning person, but I love morning food.  One of my friends gets up at like 4 am to eat breakfast, drink coffee and get ready for the day.  I get up about 45 minutes before I need to get to work and so all I have time for is to shower, get dressed, pick up food for the day (which Dan puts together) and walk to work. 

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While I would prefer to have a delicious omelet with a side of bacon I am not ready to sacrifice my morning sleep for it.  So I get stuck with high carb breakfasts or boiled eggs.  I am now on the hunt for higher protein breakfasts. My first step is these bacon chive puffs.  These were great, but the chives were completely lost in the recipe, so I recommend using a strong herb next time or maybe more herbs.  Let me know if you find one that really shines!

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 Bacon Chive Puffs
Adapted from Kirbie Cravings
These muffins freeze really well and heat up in less than 30 second in the microwave.

Ingredients:
3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
1 cup shredded cheese (I used cheddar)
1/3 cup precooked bacon, chopped into small pieces
3 Tbsp of chives, chopped

 Directions
1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray the muffin pay with non-stick cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, combine 3/4 c flour, 3/4 t baking powder, 3/4 c milk and 1 egg until batter is lump free.

3. Stir in 1 c cheese, 3 T chives, and 1/3 c bacon. Spoon batter into the prepared mini-muffin cups about 2/3 full.

3. Bake for 15-17 minutes.

Nutritionals (12 muffins) Cals: 98, Fat: 6, Carb: 7, Fiber: 1, Protein: 5