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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Homemade Corn Muffins (so easy and from scratch!)


     Be warned, I am on a bit of a cornmeal kick.  I don't know what has gotten into me, but everything has to have cornmeal in or on it.  I had been buying small packages of cornmeal, but we have also been on a bit of a homemade pizza bender and I like to sprinkle some cornmeal on the pan.  So I decided it was time to just but the big bag of cornmeal.  Now that I have five pounds of cornmeal in the pantry, it seems to be calling to me.  First, instead of just sprinkling the pan it was begging to be used in a crust.  So I tinkered with a cornmeal pizza crust on a taco pizza.  It was good, but could be better (and I did a terrible job of writing down exactly what I put in it!) so it is not a blog recipe... yet!


    That actually not the first time I have tinkered with putting cornmeal in a crust.  In fact I've put it in a pie crust along with some apple cider for and apple slab pie.  I've also made a savory tomato slab pie with a Parmesan cornmeal crust that was REALLY good and I can't wait to make another when it is tomato season again. All of this has nothing to do with these corn muffins other than to show that I seem to have a thing for cornmeal and it has become a pantry staple.


    While the little boxes of corn muffin mix do make it super easy, you have to actually have them in the pantry when you want them.  That is the part I am miserable at.  I don't seem to be good at keeping mixes on hand and sometimes I just need something on the fly.  The thing is making the corn muffins from scratch really isn't any harder than opening the box and there isn't a single ingredient in theses that I don't always have.  Beside homemade is always a little better and you can adjust the sweetness to you liking.  I love mine a little sweet.  I don't want them to be cupcake sweet, but I do like a little of that sweet and salty going on.  That way it can find itself right at home in a bowl of ham and beans but is also amazing slathered in butter and honey.


   And now I'm hungry. Again.  I guess I better grab a muffin!



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Homemade Corn Muffins
Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 T vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
Instructions
1. Preheat your oven to 400 F and grease a muffin tin.
2. Stir together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt.
3. Add the oil, egg and milk and stir until just combined.
4. Spoon into prepared muffin tin and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6 muffins


    15 comments:

    1. I've always been partial to homemade cornbread, instead of from those little boxes. You're right, homemade usually tastes so much sweeter. Anyhoo, these look yummy Carlee! I'm craving cornbread now :-)

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      1. It seems silly to get the box when homemade is soooooo easy too. Thanks, Jessica!

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    2. Oh Carlee, we're clearly friends for a reason! I'm kind of in love with corn muffins and I like them just a touch sweet too. These look awesome!

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    3. You are going to laugh, but I literally just sent this link to my husband and said I know you want these right? Big huge YES he does, he is crazy for cornbread muffins!

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      1. ha! Well Mr. Nine deserves some corn muffins for sure! I hope he enjoys them!

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    4. Oh!! How easy this sounds and Homemade is always the best. Thanks Carlee.

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    5. Mmmmm.... homemade cornbread or cornbread muffins are wonderful... hot, buttery... with or without honey, jam, apple butter. Yumm..... we love it here. :)

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      1. Thank you! We love it too. I personally love a bit of butter and a drizzle of honey! (thought plain is really good too!)

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    6. Your Corn Muffins look great! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a fantastic weekend and come back soon!
      Miz Helen

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    7. Yum Carlee! I love cornbread muffins and these look perfect!

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    8. Wow, I just realized how long it's been since I have made cornbread! I tend to prefer a sweeter recipe as well, but somehow always end up with them not sweet enough! Trying your recipe... Just told husband about them, and I think it will be tonight!

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