Today was a rainy (and chilly) day in Seattle. Shocking, I know :)
With the sound of the heavy raindrops outside, I always get the urge to bake and today was the perfect day! I’ve been inspired now for quite some time to bake since our recent trip to McCall, Idaho. During our trip I met many people who raved over “Stacey Cakes,” which is a sweet little bakery run by Stacey Kucy. I couldn’t visit because I became sick but she was so thoughtful to send me some goodies in the mail wishing me well because she heard just how badly I wanted to visit.
While perusing Stacey Cakes Facebook page I spotted a picture of “Loaded Baked Potato Muffins,” and I knew immediately I wanted to try and make these myself. Honestly — what could be better than a savory muffin packed full of salty bacon, crisp green onions and cheddar?
So off into the Airstream I went and gave these muffins my best shot. Little Oliver followed behind me and kept me company – love my little puppy . . .
Felt awesome to be back in my tiny kitchen, cooking . . .
Oliver in slumberland . . .
What dreams are made of :)
I truly hope that you do give these a try. If you happen to have left over mashed potatoes, this would be an excellent way to use them up!
~ Monica xoxo ♥
Loaded Baked Potato Muffins
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups mashed potatoes
- 1/2 cup grated onion
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup cooked, chopped bacon (reserving 2 tablespoons of bacon fat)
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup sliced green onions
- 2 tablespoons reserved bacon fat
|In a large bowl, stir the eggs into the potatoes.|
|In a separate (smaller) bowl mix flour, salt and baking powder and add this to your potato mix.|
|Fold in the bacon fat, bacon, cheese and green onions.|
|Spray muffin tins with cooking spray and fill almost to the top (they won't rise much).|
|Bake at 400 degrees F for about 25-30 minutes if you are using large muffin tins or for 15-20 for smaller tins.|
|Bake until the edges become a beautiful golden color :) Serve warm or cold - delicious either way xoxo|