Maple Bacon Cornbread Muffins

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Sweet maple syrup and salty bacon crumbles transform my original keto cornbread muffins into the best damn Maple Bacon Cornbread you’ll ever eat! Get your mixing bowls ready because this is one recipe you don’t want to skip!


It’s September 1st. Starbucks is already selling Pumpkin Spice Lattes. College football kicks off today. And a few of my friends have already decorated their homes for fall. So, it MUST be fall, right?

The thermostat says otherwise. I think it’s going to be 85 degrees today. Ugh! The humidity can take a hike! I’m ready for crisp air and falling leaves!

I’m not on the decorate-as-soon-as-September-rolls-in team. I like to wait till the end of the month. BUT (there’s always a but) I like to start making alllllll the fall foods when football kicks off. Soup, chili, pumpkin roll. Gimme it all!



We’re diehard Tennessee fans in our house! GO VOLS! I’m pretty sure my husband asked me on out for our first date because I had on a VOLS hat. Love at first sight! Haha! It’s become tradition that game day Saturday’s I make a bunch of snacks and we munch while we watch our team. Chili and cornbread are often on that menu. Man food. {insert manly grunting sound}

If you haven’t tried them already, my chili recipe and cornbread recipe are two of my most popular on the blog! My original cornbread recipe was the inspiration for this creation. Maple and bacon are knowingly a winning combination so I thought, hey, lets change up the OG a little bit and see how it comes out.


You never know, okay I never know, how a gluten free recipe like this is going to turn out. As much as I cook, I still get nervous that too much liquid or too much fat is going to destroy a recipe.

But what came out of the oven was pure deliciousness, friends. Pure deliciousness. My husband basically bowed down to me when he first tasted these muffins.

It goes without saying that there isn’t actually cornmeal or grain in this recipe. It’s 100% keto friendly and gluten free. I used ChocZero maple syrup because they are the absolute BEST! The maple vanilla flavor is my favorite! They’re syrups only have 1 net carb per serving and don’t have artificial sweeteners or extra junk.

If you want to try any ChocZero products, you can use my affiliate code “ketoinpearls” for 10% off your entire order. Get some Keto Bark, it’s to die for!!!


Stacked Maple Bacon Cornbread Squares

Maple Bacon Cornbread

September 1, 2018
: 8
: 10 min
: 13 min
: 23 min
: Easy


  • 1.25 cups almond flour
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp sweetener
  • 2 tbsp sugar free maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp bacon bits, seperated
  • 1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin tin and set aside.
  • 2 Combine almond flour, baking powder, salt, and sweetener in a bowl.
  • 3 Add butter to dry ingredients and use a fork to work it into the mixture. A dough should form similar to cookie dough.
  • 4 Add eggs and maple syrup and mix with fork until combined. There will be lumps in the batter.
  • 5 Fold in 1/4 cup of the bacon bits.
  • 6 Divide batter into 8 muffin cups. Use remaining 1 tbsp bacon crumbles to sprinkle on top of each muffin.
  • 7 Bake for 10-13 minutes until tops are golden brown.


Make a sweet butter to spread on these by mixing a little brown sugar substitute (like Sukrin Gold) and cinnamon with softened butter.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 219 Calories from Fat 165.6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.4g 28%
Saturated Fat 5.5g 28%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 87.9mg 29%
Sodium 282.8mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 3.8g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8%
Sugars 0.9g
Protein 8g 16%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Please note that macros were calculated using My Fitness Pal and the brands referenced. Altering ingredients or brands can change the macros for the recipe. Please verify your macros in a tracker to insure accuracy.

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