Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Corn Muffins

Two weeks ago, we had my sis and bro over for dinner and served chili (we were out of our stock in the freezer!) and what goes better with chili than corn muffins? I saw this recipe in Gillians Goodies blog and it looked easy and not too terribly unhealthy, and incorporates kernals of corn, which I like. They were super quick and easy to make (which was important since I was also making 2 kinds of chili) and very yummy!

Yield: 12 muffins


2/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup yellow cornmeal

1 tbsp. sugar

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (the sharper the cheese, the better the flavour!)

1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream (I was out so I subbed cream for this... oh well!)

1/4 cup chopped onion (subbed for the original recipe's green onions) (I used a little extra)

1 (8 3/4 ounce) can cream-style corn

Dash of hot sauce (omitted)

1 large egg, beaten

Cooking spray


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Lightly spoon the flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and next four ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl. Combine cheese and remaining ingredients (except cooking spray) in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Add the cheese mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just moistened.

3. Coat the muffin pan with cooking spray. Divide batter evenly among the cups of the muffin pan. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in cups 2 minutes on wire rack; remove from pan. The recipe says to let them cool completely but they are so yummy served warm!

Reference:The original recipe can be found in the October 2007 issue of Cooking Light magazine. Corn Bread Bites.

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