NOTE: Heating the muffin pan beforehand results in a nice crispy bottom. You may choose to skip this step.
Scrambled Egg Muffin Sliders: Prepare recipe as directed. Whisk together 8 large eggs, 1 tablespoon heavy cream, and ½ teaspoon Creole seasoning in a medium bowl. Melt 3 tablespoons butter (or use bacon drippings) in a large skillet. Add egg mixture and cook as you would scrambled eggs. Cut muffins in half and spoon eggs over bottom halves. Cover with top halves of muffins.
Ham and Swiss Corn Muffins: Substitute Swiss cheese for Cheddar cheese and 1 cup diced cooked ham for bacon. Brown ham in small amount of melted butter for 5-6 minutes. Proceed as directed, whisking in 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard with buttermilk and egg.
Southwestern Chile-Cheese Corn Muffins: Omit bacon. Substitute pepper Jack cheese for Cheddar cheese. Proceed as directed, stirring in 1 (4.5 oz.) can, or fresh, chopped green chiles, drained, with cheese and butter.