Cornbread muffins

I’ve discovered that there are two schools of thought when it comes to cornbread.  There are those who love the sweet stuff, that could easily be mistaken for dessert if cut in half and served with whipped cream.  The other camp insists that cornbread be savory, with corn morsels tucked away inside a craggy exterior, and served with hearty soups and chilis.

I like both kinds.  However, my best recipe for cornbread fall squarely into the first camp.  I haven’t practiced enough with the second variety to have a recipe worth sharing yet.  This recipe is my adaptation off of a cornmeal box acquired about 60 years ago by my grandmother.  I don’t know what brand cornmeal…

There aren’t step-by-step photos of this one, just a finished shot and the recipe itself.  This isn’t a difficult quick bread to make, however – mix the dry ingredients in one bowl, mix the liquids in another, and barely combine.  The batter is thin, but it bakes up quite nice.

Sweet Cornmeal Muffins

1 ½ c. all-purpose flour
1 ½ c. all-purpose flour
¼ c. buttermilk powder
1/3 c. sugar or sucanat
½ c. cornmeal
1 T. baking powder
½ t. salt
2 large eggs
1 ¼ c. milk
1/3 c. honey
1/3 c. oil
1 t. vanilla
3 T. melted butter

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Bring eggs and milk to room temperature. (Whole, unbroken eggs straight from the fridge can be placed in a cup of hot water for two minutes to warm them up sufficiently.)
  3. Combine flour, buttermilk powder, sugar, corn meal, baking powder and salt in a      medium bowl.
  4. Lightly beat eggs in another bowl.  Add milk, honey, oil, vanilla and melted  butter; mix well.
  5. Add to flour mixture; stir just until blended.
  6. Pour into pre-greased muffin pan.
  7. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Cool in pan or on wire racks for 5 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool slightly.  Serve warm.

About dep31

I am a farm-raised homeschooling mom. I take great joy in making nutritious food that inspires people to take seconds. Thirds, anyone? We are a God-fearing, Christ worshiping family that enjoys good friends and good eats. If the kitchen is clean and the living room carpet is visible, then that's a nice bonus.
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