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Maple Bacon Cupcakes

Whether you love breakfast or dinner or bacon on dessert or not, there’s one that’s for sure: Lindsay & her husband, Taylor of Love & Olive Oil are super talented bloggers. I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to meet them last year at Food Blog Forum in Orlando, and I’m so excited to see them both again this year!

Lindsay wrote her first cookbook, Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook last June and this February, her and her husband just released a second cookbook, Breakfast for Dinner. Pure genius. Everyone loves breakfast for dinner and they have created over 100 classic breakfast recipes with a twist that you can have for dinner – or any time of the day!

I had the pleasure of helping Lindsay & Taylor recipe test while they were writing this book. I was blown away with the recipes I was testing. My favorite was the loco moco, which is based off a classic Hawaiian dish. They infused the sticky rice with coconut. We could’ve just ate the rice itself. I also tested the Italian stuffed French toast and a couple other dishes. It was so much fun :) thank you Lindsay & Taylor for giving me this opportunity to help you out!

I made the maple bacon cupcakes because it was one of the recipes that was just calling my name. Candied bacon topping, maple flavored cake & chocolate buttercream frosting? I may or may not have had this for breakfast AND dinner one day. I will never tell…I can tell you that this book is LOADED with amazing & creative recipes such as this maple bacon cupcake recipe (where you can grab below).

They surprised me with a signed copy of the book :) AND what’s even cooler is that my name appears in the “thank you” page in the back of the book, along with the other recipe taste testers. That was super fun to see. I didn’t know they were going to do that!!

Bacon jam..I mean, how could I say no?

I can break in my new bundt pan from Rachel with this banana bread bundt cake!

Parmesan beignets – need I say more?

I was sent a signed copy of this book from Lindsay & Taylor, but I had also pre-ordered a copy myself, and then I was sent a review copy from their publisher, Quirk Books, so I have three copies. I don’t need three copies so I’m giving two away!

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.


Maple Bacon Cupcakes
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Recipe type: Dessert, Cupcakes
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Serves: 1 dozen
 
Ingredients:
  • For the cupcakes:
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup buttermilk
  • For the chocolate buttercream:
  • ¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • 2½ cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • ⅛ tsp. maple extract (optional)
  • 2 tbsp. heavy cream, more or less as needed
  • For candied bacon topping:
  • 3 tbsp. light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp. cocoa powder
  • 4 strips bacon
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and brown for 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in maple syrup and vanilla extract.
  4. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients, a little at a time, until well-incorporated. Beat in buttermilk on low speed until just incorporated.
  5. Fill cupcake liners with a scant ¼ cup of batter (cups should be just under ⅔ full). Bake 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Transfer pan to a cooking rack; when pan is cool enough to handle, place cupcakes on rack to cool completely.
  6. While the cupcakes are cooling, heat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil; set an ovenproof wire baking rack on top of the foil and lightly grease with cooking spray.
  7. In a shallow dish, whisk together brown sugar and cocoa powder until evenly distributed. Press bacon into sugar mixture to coat, shaking off excess.
  8. Arrange bacon on prepared rack, leaving plenty of space between slices. Bake for 30-40 minutes, flipping every 10 minutes, until bacon is browned and crisp. Remove from oven and let cool completely before breaking/chopping into small pieces.
  9. While bacon is cooking, prepare buttercream. Beat butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on medium high speed for 1 to 2 minutes, or until fluffy. Add cocoa powder and beat until smooth. Slowly beat in confectioners' sugar, ½ cup at a time, until mixture is smooth. Beat in maple syrup and maple extract (if using). Add cream as needed and beat on medium high speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.
  10. Generously spread or pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes. Arrange candied bacon pieces on top of the frosted cupcakes.
  11. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Notes:
Source: Recipe reprinted with permission, Breakfast for Dinner by Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth (Quirk Books, 2013)

 

241 COMMENTS

  1. I saw this book and wanted to buy it, but it’s hard in Germany. What a pity it’s only for US residents :) Winers will be happy to get it.

    • 04/15/2013 at 7:40 am

      Sorry, Marta! I wish I could ship it internationally. It’s just so expensive to do so since it’s coming out of my own pocket! Maybe next time!

  2. William Algie
    04/15/2013 at 7:20 am

    Blueberry pancakes with REAL butter and REAL Maple Syrup. YUM!!

  3. Dania
    04/15/2013 at 7:52 am

    Pancakes are my favorite. Chocolate chip, blueberry, banana and smothered in syrup!

  4. 04/15/2013 at 7:58 am

    I absolutely love the combination of flavors in these cupcakes, they’re definitely on my must-try list! I am completely in love with both of Lindsay’s books, they’re so much fun :) Oh, and my favorite breakfast item is probably cinnamon rolls.

  5. Eileen
    04/15/2013 at 7:58 am

    Wow that cupcake looks so amazing. This would be so fun to win..I love new recipes and pretty cookbooks.

  6. Lisa
    04/15/2013 at 8:02 am

    I love an omelet filled with lots of veggies and cheese!

  7. 04/15/2013 at 8:05 am

    If I could eat pancakes every morning for breakfast I surely would!

  8. 04/15/2013 at 8:14 am

    Whoa! How fun! My favorite breakfast item is a good rich bran muffin. Not a low-calorie bran muffin. One made with whole milk, whole yogurt and lots of butter!

  9. 04/15/2013 at 8:15 am

    My favorite breakfast item is doughnuts! I love all kinds and flavors. Fried, baked, chocolate, original, caramel, peanut butter, jelly, any kind!

  10. 04/15/2013 at 8:16 am

    My favorite breakfast item are doughnuts! I love all kinds and flavors. Fried, baked, chocolate, original, caramel, peanut butter, jelly, any kind!

  11. 04/15/2013 at 8:17 am

    My favorite breakfast item …doughnuts!!! Any kind, all kind, I eat them two by two! :)

  12. 04/15/2013 at 8:20 am

    Ruby red grapefruit!

  13. 04/15/2013 at 8:24 am

    Favorite breakfast item – eggs benedict with real bacon instead of canadian bacon, extra hollandaise sauce

  14. Patti
    04/15/2013 at 8:28 am

    We love having scrambled eggs with cheese and bacon mixed in for dinner. Add toasted French bread (from Panera) and a mimosa!

  15. ed grundner
    04/15/2013 at 8:31 am

    The cupcakes look amazing. I will try these this Friday when we have company. Breakfast foods are one of my favorite foods anytime of day; besides cheeseburgers.

  16. Brandy
    04/15/2013 at 8:37 am

    I normally prefer scrambled eggs, sausage and some sort of potato along with it. I would love to win this book! Give me some new ideas!!

  17. 04/15/2013 at 8:45 am

    Whoa!! These are crazy! They look delicious and so fun!

  18. Rachel
    04/15/2013 at 8:46 am

    For me, it’s a definite tie between pancakes & some kind of veggie omelette. Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. 04/15/2013 at 9:02 am

    I love any breakfast I can prep the night before, then just pop into the oven the next morning while I’m still waiting for the coffee to kick in. Cinnamon Rolls and French Toast Bake are winners!

  20. TC
    04/15/2013 at 9:03 am

    French toast made with challah bread. Any other kind of bread never seems as delicious.

  21. meredith noel
    04/15/2013 at 9:06 am

    I love pancakes…..banana, blueberry….love pancakes!

  22. Kathy
    04/15/2013 at 9:07 am

    Those look wonderful!

    I hate to admit this, but corned beef hash with sunny side up eggs is a guilty pleasure. ;)

  23. Lisa Langston
    04/15/2013 at 9:09 am

    Blueberry pancakes with homemade blueberry syrup!
    Great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

  24. RK
    04/15/2013 at 9:11 am

    Toss up between breakfast tacos and homemade blueberry pancakes.

  25. Sophia
    04/15/2013 at 9:11 am

    So many yummy things to choose from but I think my favorite breakfast item is any kind of skillet.

  26. Sarah
    04/15/2013 at 9:12 am

    My favorite breakfast item is banana chocolate chip pancakes!

  27. Ashy
    04/15/2013 at 9:14 am

    I just love have waffles for breakfast. Something about having something sweet in the morning makes you really get up from your bed:-)

  28. cherie
    04/15/2013 at 9:14 am

    Pasta with eggs, bacon and breadcrumbs :)

  29. 04/15/2013 at 9:16 am

    I could eat french toast at every meal, but it’s my favorite for breakfast! Stuffed, baked, traditional – it never gets old!

  30. 04/15/2013 at 9:19 am

    Anything with maple and bacon is a winner in my books!

  31. Jeffrey
    04/15/2013 at 9:21 am

    Homemade buttermilk pancakes with wild blueberries! I usually eat them for dinner because the stack I usually consume would put me right back into bed!

  32. Carissa Falconi
    04/15/2013 at 9:21 am

    I make banana chocolate chip or m&m pancakes for my girls with those leftover bananas that you always have waaaaaay too many of in your freezer!

  33. 04/15/2013 at 9:21 am

    I love Lindsay’s book! I always order French toast when we go out!

  34. Kay
    04/15/2013 at 9:22 am

    Mmm, these look delicious!

    I usually will go for pancakes or anything carby – especially if it’s seasonal and has pumpkin in it, haha.

  35. 04/15/2013 at 9:28 am

    My favorite “splurge” breakfast is Irish Eggs Benedict, aka Eggs Benedict with REAL corned beef hash. Yum!!

  36. Jennifer
    04/15/2013 at 9:29 am

    I’m not a huge breakfast person but when I was pregnant I would get IHOP’s cinnabun pancakes with a side of strawberry sauce and I still eat it :) This book would be great since my husband is constantly telling me I don’t cook enough breakfast for him…sorry if I just like cereal!

  37. Jodi
    04/15/2013 at 9:29 am

    These look delicious, thanks for the recipe! I’ve been on a huge bacon kick especially for breakfast! This will be a nice way to eat it all day long! :)

  38. 04/15/2013 at 9:31 am

    These look fantastic! I will never get tired of bacon in sweets!

  39. Sara G
    04/15/2013 at 9:34 am

    My favorite breakfast is from a cafe & bookstore in Boston MA (it’s called the Trident)… two fried eggs, canadian bacon, raspberry jam, and cheddar cheese, sandwiched between two slices of challah bread french toast and drizzled with real maple syrup… heaven!! But when I can’t get that, anything with bacon will do :)

  40. Heather
    04/15/2013 at 9:35 am

    This looks like an awesome cookbook, thanks for the giveaway!

  41. Karen
    04/15/2013 at 9:36 am

    My mom makes this incredible breakfast strata that has eggs, swiss, potatoes, bacon or ham, onions, and I can’t remember what else. It’s SO good. I enjoy breakfasts that combine a little bit of everything in one package, such as breakfast burritos, but the strata’s still the best!

  42. Marissa Kubinski
    04/15/2013 at 9:37 am

    I love making muffins for breakfast. Simple blueberry muffins is a staple in our home. Great giveaway!

  43. 04/15/2013 at 9:39 am

    These look so gorgeous, Julie! I’m so excited about Lindsay’s new book!

  44. 04/15/2013 at 9:39 am

    Fave breakfast item is pancakes or waffles!!

  45. Lauren
    04/15/2013 at 9:41 am

    I love waffles! For breakfast OR dinner :)

  46. 04/15/2013 at 9:43 am

    I love the sound of these. Cupcakes for breakfast? I think so!!

  47. Lisa
    04/15/2013 at 9:43 am

    I love waffles… I love them plain and I love how versatile they are for different topping options!

  48. Daisy Silva
    04/15/2013 at 9:43 am

    When I am home and making a big breakfast I love having blue monkey or pumpkin pancakes (both recipes from the little grill collective)! When I am out I usually get the local favorite or eggs Benedict, preferably with the restaurant’s twist! :)

  49. Josie
    04/15/2013 at 9:46 am

    Big fat belgian waffles with strawberries and whip cream are my favorite breakfast item. I can eat those anytime!

  50. 04/15/2013 at 9:51 am

    I love oatmeal topped with blueberries and honey for breakfast. These cupcakes look amazing! :)

  51. 04/15/2013 at 9:56 am

    mmmmmmm……why have pancakes when you can have these CUPCAKES??!!

  52. 04/15/2013 at 9:57 am

    I would have to say my favorite breakfast item is pancakes, for sure!

  53. Megan O
    04/15/2013 at 9:59 am

    It’s not that I don’t love sweet breakfast items, but for me savory wins. Eggs MUST be involved in breakfast! (preferably over medium)

  54. Gail Dorna
    04/15/2013 at 10:00 am

    My favorite breakfast right now is Canadian Bacon Egg Muffins, Jalepeno Corn Bread Wedges, and Pineapple-Coconut Medley! A Perfect Blend for Spring Task-Masters !

  55. 04/15/2013 at 10:01 am

    Now, this is how you should start a Monday! Giddy-up!!

  56. Gail Simple Country Life
    04/15/2013 at 10:06 am

    My favorite breakfast right now is Canadian Bacon Egg Muffins, Jalepeno Corn Bread Wedges, and Pineapple-Coconut Medley! A Perfect Blend for Spring Task-Masters ! A Simple Life in the Country!

  57. Ed M.
    04/15/2013 at 10:06 am

    I LOVE the combination of maple and bacon. These will be for breakfast VERY SOON! I’d love the cookbook for more ideas.

  58. Kate
    04/15/2013 at 10:08 am

    Pancakes of many many different varieties!

  59. Nichole Spencer
    04/15/2013 at 10:10 am

    My favorite breakfast item is either a bagel, any flavor, with butter and cream cheese or an english muffin with peanut butter!

  60. Ciel
    04/15/2013 at 10:10 am

    This cookbook looks fabulous!

  61. 04/15/2013 at 10:10 am

    Plain keffir yogurt with fresh cherries and nuts, and a huge cup of tea.

    Thanks for the opportunity – the book looks great, and I can’t wait to make the cupcakes!

  62. 04/15/2013 at 10:14 am

    Breakfast egg casserole hands down. Cheese, eggs, bread, bacon (of course) maybe scallions too. Yum.

  63. Judy
    04/15/2013 at 10:16 am

    I love oatmeal for breakfast.

  64. 04/15/2013 at 10:16 am

    my favorite breakfast is banana pancakes!

  65. Carla K.
    04/15/2013 at 10:17 am

    Favorite breakfast food? It’s got to be chicken fried steak :)

  66. 04/15/2013 at 10:18 am

    Favorite breakfast is definitely pancakes, with a side of extra crispy bacon!

  67. Dawn
    04/15/2013 at 10:24 am

    My favorite breakfast food is pancakes with warm real maple syrup! Yum! I also like pastries of just about any kind. I guess I have a major sweet tooth! Those cupcakes look wonderful! I may have to bake those for the teachers I teach with!

  68. 04/15/2013 at 10:25 am

    Wait, did I just see a page in that holy-amazingness cookbook for parmesan beignets? OH MY GOD GET IN MY MOUTH. BTW, Julie, these cupcakes look to-die for! That frosting swirl is oh-so perfect, and then you threw on that candied, crispy bacon .. drool.

  69. Donna
    04/15/2013 at 10:26 am

    My favorite breakfast food is Waffles with peaches and bacon on the side. . . just keep it simple! I have recently discovered you blog and I am really enjoying it!

  70. Leigh
    04/15/2013 at 10:27 am

    Eggs benedict! The regular version or dressed up – roasted red peppers and feta is always a great addition!

    New to the blog and am loving it! Thanks for all your hard work!

  71. Wild Child
    04/15/2013 at 10:28 am

    I love waffles for breakfast, or really anytime!

  72. Jolene
    04/15/2013 at 10:29 am

    I saw “bacon jam” and my heart just stopped. My favourite breakfast is anything egg; probably a fluffy quinoa omlette with tons of leeks, bacon and brie..yummmm

  73. Candice
    04/15/2013 at 10:31 am

    My favorite breakfast item is waffles. Thanks for doing this generous giveaway, Julie! =)

  74. Barb
    04/15/2013 at 10:34 am

    Chocolate, bacon and maple all together!! It doesn’t get any better than that!!

  75. Lisa
    04/15/2013 at 10:40 am

    hands down a fritatta! no better way to use up whatever ingredients you have left in your fridge, and it’s so fast and easy!

  76. 04/15/2013 at 10:41 am

    Those look amazing and I KNOW that’s one wonderful cookbook!

  77. linda k.
    04/15/2013 at 10:44 am

    My favorite breakfast item is bacon… Followed by home fries. So yummy!

  78. 04/15/2013 at 10:47 am

    My favorite breakfast is bacon cheddar scones!

  79. Jackie Inskeep
    04/15/2013 at 10:49 am

    FRENCH TOAST!

  80. terry
    04/15/2013 at 10:53 am

    BACON!!! bacon bacon bacon bacon!!

  81. Kathleen MT
    04/15/2013 at 10:55 am

    Eggs, cooked ~any~ way imaginable!

  82. 04/15/2013 at 10:58 am

    For breakfast I love anything with bacon. I like to cook my bacon in the oven then freeze any strips that are left. Thanks for the opportunity to win this delicious looking cookbook. My daughter often has “breakfast” for dinner–it is so easy to do.

  83. Christina M
    04/15/2013 at 11:04 am

    My all time favorite breakfast item is creme brulee french toast!

  84. Angelique
    04/15/2013 at 11:05 am

    I love pretty much any breakfast food at any time of the day. My favorite though is probably Eggs Benedict.

  85. Kim Porter
    04/15/2013 at 11:07 am

    My favorite breakfast…waffles! Love them savory or sweet.

  86. 04/15/2013 at 11:13 am

    Maple Bacon? Chocolate? Heart stolen. I want one of these so bad!!

    Also – favorite breakfast item, English Muffins. Totally boring, but totally true.

  87. Renee
    04/15/2013 at 11:14 am

    Wow! My kids will love these cupcakes! Someday soon we will have to have them for breakfast! Thanks for the recipe!

  88. Shanna
    04/15/2013 at 11:20 am

    My favorite breakfast since I was a kid is corned beef hash with sunny side up eggs and toast. So bad for you, but oh so good.

  89. Nancy N
    04/15/2013 at 11:25 am

    I know it sounds lame…but oatmeal is my favorite. Although breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day and I love ALL breakfast foods!

  90. Eileen
    04/15/2013 at 11:27 am

    my favorite breakfast food is strata! its easy to prepare in advance and you can put in all the best breakfast foods together in a casserole dish for the perfect bite!

  91. Stacey
    04/15/2013 at 11:28 am

    My fav breakfast item is cinnamon rolls! This book looks fantastic…

  92. Bianca
    04/15/2013 at 11:28 am

    I love a good omelette!

  93. Kay
    04/15/2013 at 11:29 am

    Oh I would say Belgium waffles or peach muffins are my favorite. OK eggs Benedict is also right up there :) I guess it depends on what I recently had, therefore, I would want something else.

  94. 04/15/2013 at 11:29 am

    breakfast sandwich or really good french toast!

  95. Meg
    04/15/2013 at 11:29 am

    Breakfast sandwiches are my favorite! Scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheese on an onion bagel! Delicious!

  96. Susan
    04/15/2013 at 11:30 am

    My favorite breakfast item is oatmeal with biscuits. My mom would make it every Saturday when I was a kid.

  97. 04/15/2013 at 11:33 am

    This cookbook looks amazing! Huevos Rancheros are my favorite breakfast food, it’s what started me eating eggs again, you have to love the savory sausage and spicyness for breakfast!

  98. 04/15/2013 at 11:39 am

    These cupcakes look killer! YUM! My favorite breakfast is a classic – buttermilk pancakes loaded with butter and real maple syrup! Delish!

  99. Lauren
    04/15/2013 at 11:39 am

    My favorite must be a an apple annnnd coffee (it isn’t morning without a cup of coffee ;) )

  100. Tiffany
    04/15/2013 at 11:40 am

    Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner?! A great egg and bacon sandwich is the way to go!

  101. 04/15/2013 at 11:40 am

    Tough question because there are so many delicious breakfast options. As much as I bake, I prefer savory most days for breakfast. A ham and egg sandwich with toasted english muffin is my stand-by favorite.

  102. 04/15/2013 at 11:43 am

    Thank you for the giveaway! My favorite breakfast item is biscuits and gravy, but if I can’t get that, eggs benedict will do. :) Especially if it includes spinach, tomato, and avocado.

  103. 04/15/2013 at 11:43 am

    My favorite breakfast is Biscuits and Sausage Gravy……yum!

  104. Teri K
    04/15/2013 at 11:46 am

    Whole wheat English muffin filled with egg, cheese and smothered in pesto. Yum!

  105. Anastasia
    04/15/2013 at 11:47 am

    Eggs over easy on anything :)

  106. jane v
    04/15/2013 at 11:50 am

    i love breakfast, brunch and anything in between. My favorite breakfast is stuffed french toast.

  107. PAULA
    04/15/2013 at 11:50 am

    Mmmm….mmmm..mmmmm!!! One of my favorites breakfasts is ‘Dutch Babies’!! I like the ones with Fresh Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. Strawberry butter. OR you can just sprinkle with powdered sugar and a little lemon. OR Anything really…my daughter-in-law likes to sprinkle hers with choc. chips and put back in oven to melt them a little. Easy to do for when you have company~ put batter in blender, poor into individual pans or one big pan. Set out a few different condiments listed above. it’s light and fresh and beautiful!! I guess I would call it a ‘Dutch Baby Breakfast Bar’. Fun! Oh, any flavored butters are expecially delicious!!

  108. Ashley
    04/15/2013 at 12:06 pm

    Pancakes!

  109. Kelly
    04/15/2013 at 12:12 pm

    I am defiantly a pancake girl! Love all your recipes

  110. Kelly
    04/15/2013 at 12:18 pm

    I love waffles! We make wheat brown sugar waffles and as a matter of fact, it is on the menu for dinner tonight!!!

  111. Kim
    04/15/2013 at 12:23 pm

    These recipes look yummy! My favorite “splurge” breakfast is pecan waffles with real maple syrup. My favorite normal breakfast is overnight oatmeal with cocoa powder, PB2 and a banana mixed in.

  112. 04/15/2013 at 12:24 pm

    pancakes for sure – it’s almost cake-like and always acceptable for brinner!

  113. Jane Wineteer
    04/15/2013 at 12:29 pm

    Thanks for a wonderful blog! The new cookbook looks like a dream.

  114. Makani
    04/15/2013 at 12:30 pm

    I love to cook, I love breakfast and what could be better than breakfast twice a day!!! I’d love a copy of the book!

  115. Makani
    04/15/2013 at 12:31 pm

    Oops, forgot to mention my favorite breakfast: huevos rancheros!

  116. jeannette
    04/15/2013 at 12:32 pm

    I ADORE pancakes and eggs a a bfast sausag link. Nommmmm

  117. Laura
    04/15/2013 at 12:42 pm

    Favorite breakfast is cinnamon rolls!

  118. Leah
    04/15/2013 at 12:44 pm

    Breakfast is my favorite meal, so it is so hard to choose just one dish! I would have to say that a batch of buttermilk pancakes with real butter and maple syrup are the best!

  119. Jill Hartley
    04/15/2013 at 12:48 pm

    My favorite breakfast… dippy eggs… hashbrowns that are a little spicy and maple sausage. YUM

  120. 04/15/2013 at 12:52 pm

    Totally amazing book and cupcakes! My favorite breakfast is a stack of fluffy buttermilk pancakes, eggs and bacon. All-American can’t be beat!

  121. Phyllis
    04/15/2013 at 12:59 pm

    Favorite breakfast is a BLT. I only have it in summer when I have fresh garden tomatoes & lettuce from the garden. It’s just not the same with store bought tomatoes.

  122. Lily
    04/15/2013 at 1:07 pm

    My favorite breakfast item is the New York Style Crumb Muffins which I recently made off your blog. Everyone in my family loves it!

  123. Barbara
    04/15/2013 at 1:12 pm

    My favorite breakfast item is crispy hash browns. I just love potatoes any way I can get them!

  124. Jules
    04/15/2013 at 1:13 pm

    French toast! (Thank you, Julie!)

  125. Leslie
    04/15/2013 at 1:14 pm

    I’m sorry to say that my favorite breakfast is leftover dessert,often cookies, and loads of coffee.

  126. Christine Crippen
    04/15/2013 at 1:16 pm

    Hashbrowns are my favorite breakfast item! So versatile. Can make into a casserole or fry them up crispy!

  127. 04/15/2013 at 1:17 pm

    My favorite breakfast food is a huge plate of buttermilk pancakes loaded with chocolate and peanut butter chips!

  128. Cristin Grant
    04/15/2013 at 1:29 pm

    This recipe sounds so tasty! I can not wait to make them. My favorite breakfast item is an egg white omelette with spinach, mushrooms and avocado. Splash a little Tabasco on top and you are good to go!!!

  129. 04/15/2013 at 1:38 pm

    Waffles are my favorite breakfast food. I could eat them every day!!!

  130. Eli Pennington
    04/15/2013 at 1:39 pm

    Banana Oatmeal Choc Chip muffins with eggs are always a fav!

  131. Hannah
    04/15/2013 at 1:42 pm

    Bacon, of course!

  132. SharonK
    04/15/2013 at 1:49 pm

    Favorite breakfast? A poached egg … on top of just about anything.

  133. 04/15/2013 at 1:54 pm

    These look sooo good! (p.s. count me out for the giveaway- I’m in Canada :( )

  134. Victoria
    04/15/2013 at 2:11 pm

    My favorite breakfast item is……Coconut pancakes with lots of butter and coconut syrup….yummmmm!

  135. Janet
    04/15/2013 at 2:18 pm

    My favorite breakfast item is scrambled eggs with delicious add-ins. Thanks for the giveaway!

  136. Arjan
    04/15/2013 at 2:19 pm

    My favorite thing for breakfast is avocado toast w/ sriracha.

  137. Sandy
    04/15/2013 at 2:27 pm

    Coffee first please and then we can start to think about breakfast.

  138. Melissa
    04/15/2013 at 2:44 pm

    It’s a tie between pancakes or french toast. Both however taste the best with a side of bacon and a lot of syrup!

  139. Kate W
    04/15/2013 at 3:12 pm

    Sausage! I can’t help myself, I know that it’s not good for you, but it’s delicious! (and the turkey kind is ok, but just not the same)

  140. Amanda D
    04/15/2013 at 3:39 pm

    mmm breakfast for dinner is my favorite! or breakfast for any meal of the day for that matter… :)

  141. 04/15/2013 at 3:47 pm

    I LOVE Crepes with either nutella or jam on them

  142. 04/15/2013 at 3:49 pm

    I love a good french toast with homemade jam or fruit.

  143. Sue Avery
    04/15/2013 at 4:07 pm

    Eggs…any way, any how, in any form…I love eggs for breakfast!

  144. Sue
    04/15/2013 at 4:10 pm

    Eggs…in any form with bacon

  145. 04/15/2013 at 4:11 pm

    Bacon. Bacon is my favorite breakfast item. And CRISPY hash browns! Yum!

  146. Karen D
    04/15/2013 at 4:44 pm

    Weekends, eggs benedict, weekdays, scrambled egg burrito

  147. Carmella
    04/15/2013 at 4:45 pm

    Belgian Waffles with maple syrup…and bacon!

  148. Liz (The Tar Heel Cook)
    04/15/2013 at 4:50 pm

    Love your recipes and comments! Would love to have a copy of “Breakfast for Diner”.

  149. sararh k.
    04/15/2013 at 5:01 pm

    I usually have fresh fruit or oatmeal for breakfast which I love, but my very favorite is apple fritters.

  150. Melissa M
    04/15/2013 at 5:13 pm

    I love pumpkin pancakes!!! with a nice cup of coffee :)

  151. MAC
    04/15/2013 at 5:28 pm

    Belgian waffles! Though I can’t turn down a fresh, gooey cinnamon roll!

  152. Rebecca
    04/15/2013 at 5:37 pm

    I could eat breakfast for every meal! After running a big race I like to go for chicken & waffles (also great for dinner). Otherwise, my standard breakfast is scrambled eggs so if I’m out for brunch as a treat I will get some french toast with powdered sugar and plenty of maple syrup. YUM!

  153. Joe
    04/15/2013 at 5:41 pm

    Bacon and eggs

  154. 04/15/2013 at 6:46 pm

    Your cupcakes look incredible, Julie! And, as you know, steak and eggs in my morning time fave! xx

  155. Mary
    04/15/2013 at 6:51 pm

    Anything with bacon is my favorite.

  156. Angie
    04/15/2013 at 6:52 pm

    I love eggs benedict!!

  157. Jennifer G
    04/15/2013 at 7:10 pm

    My favorite breakfast item would be anything with blueberries, so pancakes, waffles or French toast would all work here!

  158. Rowena
    04/15/2013 at 7:12 pm

    Corn beef hash!

  159. Catherine
    04/15/2013 at 7:15 pm

    It’s got to be Crab cake Eggs Benedict from my favorite brunch place! To die for!

  160. Chin S.
    04/15/2013 at 7:29 pm

    My favorite breakfast item is bacon, although I’m happy to eat it with any meal.

  161. Amy
    04/15/2013 at 7:43 pm

    I love French Toast!

  162. Glenda
    04/15/2013 at 7:46 pm

    Tough because we eat breakfast food a lot here…probably have to be pancakes-a regular for breakfast or dinner!

  163. Michelle
    04/15/2013 at 7:53 pm

    I am a huge bacon and eggs girl

  164. Lucia
    04/15/2013 at 8:28 pm

    I love these vegetarian, relatively low-sodium breakfast burritos that I make. Homemade salsa, scrambled eggs, spicy potatoes, and some sharp cheddar on a warm tortilla. :)

  165. kamaile
    04/15/2013 at 8:57 pm

    Mmmm…we <3 breakfast for dinner at our house. We do BFD at least once a week. My favorite breakfast food is probably french toast. Or maybe bacon and eggs with maple syrup. Yum

  166. 04/15/2013 at 8:59 pm

    I can’t decide between fried eggs or baked eggs either way –eggs!

  167. stephanie
    04/15/2013 at 9:02 pm

    I love my kale and shirataki omelette!

  168. Laura
    04/15/2013 at 9:09 pm

    Breakfast tacos are definitely my favorite breakfast item. I can eat them any time of day, and there is unlimited possibilities as far as variations go, so they never get old!

  169. Lindsay
    04/15/2013 at 9:32 pm

    My favorite breakfast food…..pork roll egg & cheese!!

  170. Julie
    04/15/2013 at 9:35 pm

    Tweaking breakfast into dinner is an awesome idea! My favorite breakfast is usually waffles/pancakes with fresh fruit and a healthy (unhealthy?) dose of maple syrup along with a giant glass of cold milk.

  171. Audrey B.
    04/15/2013 at 9:39 pm

    Popovers! I would eat popovers every day if time and my diet allowed it.

  172. bethany
    04/15/2013 at 9:58 pm

    Can you believe it, but I don’t like breakfast foods!! BUT my family loves them!! I always make a big breakfast on the weekends!

  173. Sarah
    04/15/2013 at 10:05 pm

    My favorite breakfast is called Potato Skins Benedict – cheesy potato skins filled with bacon, topped with a poached egg and hollandaise sauce.

  174. Natalie S
    04/15/2013 at 10:17 pm

    I love eggs and toast for breakfast!

  175. 04/15/2013 at 10:21 pm

    My favorite breakfast items, by far, are doughnuts. I am super partial to Krispy Kreme, but I’m really just a fan in general.

  176. Jari Francis
    04/15/2013 at 10:34 pm

    Love eggs Benedict for breakfast, or brinner!

  177. 04/15/2013 at 10:36 pm

    I am a newly converted grits lover!

  178. Jenn
    04/15/2013 at 10:49 pm

    My favorite breakfast food is waffles

  179. Stacy johnson
    04/15/2013 at 11:37 pm

    I love chocolate chip banana pancakes!

  180. MrsAB
    04/15/2013 at 11:46 pm

    Julie, I love blueberry pancakes with real butter! And I can’t forget my belgian waffles. Yummy!

  181. 04/15/2013 at 11:50 pm

    I love love oatmeal for breakfast. And pancakes for dinner. (Or both for dinner).

  182. 04/15/2013 at 11:52 pm

    I love pancakes if I’m feeling indulgent… granola, muffins or scones for week days.

  183. Chelsey
    04/16/2013 at 12:07 am

    French toast! So delicious

  184. lisa
    04/16/2013 at 12:53 am

    for breakfast, I love strawberry waffles. :) The loco moco is also delicious!!

  185. Erica
    04/16/2013 at 1:00 am

    My favorite breakfast as of late is hash browns over easy eggs and bacon on top layered so the yolk runs over everything, 2 homemade from scratch buttermilk pancakes on the side with local pure maple syrup. Yum!

  186. 04/16/2013 at 1:13 am

    These cupcakes look amazing- if this counts as breakfast, I am in and waking up early in order to eat seconds.

    My favorite breakfast foods are definitely the sweet ones: pancakes with maple syrup, waffles, and French toast. They are like little treats (AKA dessert for a meal)

  187. 04/16/2013 at 1:23 am

    Whenever we go out for breakfast, I can never decide if I want French toast or eggs benedict. I love them both.

  188. 04/16/2013 at 1:36 am

    I love having breakfast for dinner–can’t wait to get my hands on this book!

  189. 04/16/2013 at 2:51 am

    My favorite of all time breakfast item is a farmer’s casserole that I’ve been making for years – it has no bread in it but it DOES have shredded potatoes, cheese and lots of gooey goodness!!

  190. 04/16/2013 at 3:22 am

    Those sound like heaven. They might even beat out my other breakfast favorite of French crepes!

  191. Susan
    04/16/2013 at 3:44 am

    I love Belgian waffles. :)

  192. Kristin
    04/16/2013 at 6:42 am

    Those cupcakes look so yummy! My favorite breakfast food though is chocolate chip pancakes.

  193. Becky
    04/16/2013 at 9:01 am

    Banana bread toasted with peanut butter … yum!

    Great blog, Julie! Congrats on your upcoming wedding – I know we are all excited to see pictures! :)

  194. Linda S. Gallagher
    04/16/2013 at 9:37 am

    My absolute favorite is pancakes, especially corn pancakes with peach salsa. Yummy.

  195. Lea Ann
    04/16/2013 at 9:42 am

    Waffles are my favorite. Sweet or savory, I like both!

  196. Laura H
    04/16/2013 at 10:19 am

    My favorite is definitely french toast! Preferably with cinnamon butter and powdered sugar. :)

  197. Herlin
    04/16/2013 at 10:27 am

    Pancakes, no doubt. With fresh berries and maple syrup drench with sea of butter. Who needs a diet?! ;)

  198. Lesli
    04/16/2013 at 10:28 am

    My favorite breakfast is eggs Benedict made on a puff pastry instead of English muffin..yum

  199. Trina A
    04/16/2013 at 10:40 am

    I love vanilla french toast!

  200. 04/16/2013 at 11:48 am

    Favorite breakfast item! So hard! Of all time? Probably crepes! Ive been eating them for as long as I can remember!!

  201. 04/16/2013 at 12:07 pm

    I love scrambled eggs with peppers and onions!

  202. Ashley
    04/16/2013 at 12:22 pm

    Chocolate coconut oatmeal is a current favorite of mine ~ it’s always changing!

  203. Rachel
    04/16/2013 at 12:49 pm

    This looks wonderful! Breakfast for dinner is always a staple in our house!

  204. Adrienne
    04/16/2013 at 1:39 pm

    How can I possibly pick just ONE item, I want breakfast all day everyday! My favorite has to cinnamon rolls and a fresh peach.

  205. rachel
    04/16/2013 at 1:51 pm

    I’m a scone girl!

  206. 04/16/2013 at 1:53 pm

    Oh. My. God. Bacon cupcakes?!!!

  207. Madeline Goodman
    04/16/2013 at 2:06 pm

    My favorite breakfast food is this little savory stack my mom and I make. Its baked in a cupcake pan and consists of little sliced potatoes, spinach, ricotta, and cheese. It’s good!

  208. Judy G
    04/16/2013 at 2:41 pm

    pancakes or waffles!

  209. Kim
    04/16/2013 at 2:50 pm

    I love stuffed french toast!

  210. 04/16/2013 at 3:06 pm

    What gorgeous cupcakes, love the flavors!!! How fun to taste test ahead of time!

  211. Kristin
    04/16/2013 at 4:27 pm

    My favorite breakfast item is definitely toasted everything bagels with cream cheese!

  212. 04/16/2013 at 6:44 pm

    What creative recipes! My breakfast of choice is bagels with cream cheese and lox.

  213. Tory
    04/16/2013 at 9:24 pm

    French Toast with real maple syrup or strawberries & whipped cream!

  214. 04/16/2013 at 9:51 pm

    These would be so perfect for the brunch I am hosting on Sunday. Lindsay and Taylor are geniuses! :-)

  215. Toni
    04/17/2013 at 12:49 am

    Favorite breakfast dish – if I had to choose, I would say a crab cake benedict. Right now though, I’d eat ANY breakfast – I have gestational diabetes and am sensitive in the mornings so I’ve been having the EXACT same thing every day for 17 weeks – only 12 weeks to go!

  216. Kim C.
    04/17/2013 at 1:12 am

    Those cupcakes look awesome!! My favorite breakfast item is Chobani yogurt, it’s simple but honestly it’s my favorite!!!

  217. Melody
    04/17/2013 at 1:21 am

    I am definitely going to try these cupcakes! They may be my new favorite breakfast item… until then, I’m going to go with Belgium Waffles. :)

  218. sharon garmize
    04/17/2013 at 1:25 am

    The cupcakes look so good. Making them tomorrow. Thank you
    for sharing the recipe.

  219. Zoe
    04/17/2013 at 1:42 am

    I love the idea of maple and bacon cupcakes, but I don’t think the combination of chocolate frosting and bacon works for me… what other flavour frosting do you think could work?

  220. 04/17/2013 at 1:42 am

    I’m a total bacon and eggs fiend!! Those cupcakes could be breakfast though, right?

  221. andralyn
    04/17/2013 at 3:44 am

    Crepes are my favorite breakfast food along with anything bacon!!!!

  222. Shannon
    04/17/2013 at 4:32 am

    Can’t go wrong with Nutella crepes and that goes for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

  223. 04/17/2013 at 8:14 am

    My dad’s pancakes!

  224. 04/17/2013 at 9:34 am

    Bagels are my favorite breakfast food, or anything involving bacon!

  225. 04/17/2013 at 9:35 am

    I always struggle between sweet and savory as my favorite for breakfast, but I love these rolls a local coffee shop carries. They call them almond buns, and they’re pretty much the best things ever. I could eat one for breakfast every single day.

  226. 04/17/2013 at 10:06 am

    This cupcake looks perfect, I love when unconventional ingredients are used on desserts :) so fun!

  227. 04/17/2013 at 10:11 am

    Yes! Go break in that bundt pan this week :) And seriously I’m still laughing over how you posted the pic of these when I was contemplating what to make for your shower. At least I know you would’ve loved them if I’d gone with this type of cupcake ;)

  228. 04/17/2013 at 12:45 pm

    Bacon!!! But really I love all breakfast foods. But I tend to lean more towards the savory stuff :)

  229. 04/17/2013 at 1:49 pm

    Hmm, my one favorite breakfast item… waffles? Maybe… Scratch that – my absolute favorite FAVORITE breakfast item would have to be cinnamon rolls… especially when they are gooey and warm and ooze cinnamon goodness and are topped with cream cheese frosting… oops sorry, I wandered off there for a second! :) They are definitely one of those items that I absolutely LOVE to bake, but hate to keep in the house because I’ll eat every. last. ONE!

  230. Lars
    04/17/2013 at 3:23 pm

    I love waffles, sweet or savory! It’s great cause you can go either way depending how you feel. Hoping to try chicken and waffles next!

  231. Jaime
    04/17/2013 at 3:28 pm

    Beneigts with iced coffee. So delicious!

  232. Isabel
    04/17/2013 at 5:56 pm

    My favorite breakfast item is spinach quiche, BTW the maple bacon cupcakes look fantastic!

  233. Kim N.
    04/17/2013 at 7:23 pm

    My favorite breakfast item is a belgian waffle with fresh fruits!

  234. 04/17/2013 at 7:35 pm

    Oh my, all of Lindsay’s recipes sound amazing! Love your cupcakes, Julie!

  235. Caitlin Mullinix
    04/17/2013 at 8:14 pm

    I would eat a thick French toast on challah bread with caramelized bananas 3 times a day if I could!

  236. Kel
    04/17/2013 at 9:27 pm

    The cookbook looks great!

  237. Kimbra freeman
    04/17/2013 at 10:16 pm

    This cookbook looks awesome! I definitely want to try the maple bacon cupcakes.

  238. Sharon
    04/17/2013 at 11:07 pm

    My favorite breakfast item is a great big fluffy western omelet with homemade hash browns.

  239. 04/19/2013 at 3:48 am

    Wow, I’ve never thought of adding bacon on a cupcake! What a creative idea!! The book looks great. I should get it myself. :D

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