A Puffin. Maple Bacon Banana Stuffed Pancake Muffin.

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Today, on this side of the world it’s a one day holiday. Holidays make me feel like a kid again. Breakfast always makes me feel like a kind. Pancake and Muffins were this fat kids child hood.

I woke up to a bright sun, scorching anything on its path. Strung on my running shoes and pressed random on my Ipod. Suddenly, the Candlepark Stars starts playing, probably one of my favourite bands, a tamer version of Explosions in the sky and less enigmatic than Mogwai, without losing any of the inspiration or emphatic emotion. I lost myself in a thoughtless cadence, one foot in front of the other, no particular direction. I felt light, i felt good and i felt unburdened.

Got home, drenched from top to bottom and sat there trying to regulate my heart beat back to reality. That’s when i felt like a kid and the above assosications started happening. I wanted pancakes, muffins and bacon in one convenient pacakge. So i made it happen.

Recipe for 6 puffins.

set the oven to 350 farenheit.

Mix 1 c. Flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 2 tbsp REAL maple syrup, 2 tbsp sugar, 2 tbsp melted salted butter, a pinch of salt, 1 egg, 2/3 cup of milk. Mix well.

Fry off 4 bacon strips until crisp, fry off one ripe banana in the remaining oil. Chop it all together. Mix with the above.

Butter your muffin tins. Fill them 2/3s of the way. Bake your muffins for 10-15 mins. Until fully risen.

Brush them with more salted butter, cover them with more Real maple syrup top with crushed almonds or pecans.

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    1. rona b. April 9, 2013 at 4:53 am

      wow, this looks delectable. such a treat to combine all those in one mini treat :)

    1. Benjie April 9, 2013 at 4:56 am

      Oh God! I really really really want to make this

    1. CJ Labrador April 9, 2013 at 7:26 am

      Wow this recipe just made my faculty of senses tinge. I think I’m going to try performing this recipe soon. Thanks Erwan. You’re such a great foodie. Wait, umm do you know any resto along Q.C. which serves awesome pavlovas? I’d appreciate any response. Thanks :D

    1. Leslie April 9, 2013 at 11:05 am

      I noticed you mentioned a few indie bands here, care to feature a playlist on this blog too? :D

    1. naki April 9, 2013 at 3:13 pm

      Love this recipe its made me happy and like im going back to my kiddie self

    1. Yana April 10, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      No alternative ways of baking the puffins except the oven? :/

    1. Pinky April 14, 2013 at 5:40 am

      Looks yummy!

    1. Catherine April 15, 2013 at 8:22 am

      Hi Erwan. What do mean with real maple syrup? Do you mind sharing the brand you’re using?

    1. j3nstar April 16, 2013 at 3:52 am

      Thanks, Erwan! These puffins are so good! Used whole wheat flour and pecans on top. Can’t wait to make more have others try too!

    1. Annewez July 5, 2013 at 7:23 pm

      Hi Erwan, i wanted to try this but can you recommend a good place where i can get that muffins that you used? thanks

    1. iamathraine July 25, 2013 at 2:04 am

      I already have my ingredients. Will try that puffins this weekend. Just curious with the milk you used, any kind of milk? Milk in cans or fresh milk?




I gained weight because of a sedentary lifestyle and overly indulging in foods I knew were bad for me, eating out too often, taking the easy route (microwavable dishes) and not caring what went in my body, before I knew it reached 240 lbs. I lost weight through pure dedication, tireless hours of hard work and yes, food. I cooked my way to fitness, making sure to only feed myself tasty well prepared dishes with all the right stuff, the perfect fuel, taking me down to 150lbs. Of course I indulge from time to time, as the fat kid still lurks inside of me; here you will find a little bit of everything for the sole purpose of sharing my passion for food and life.





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