Thursday, August 27, 2015

Corn Muffins

When I made the batter for my corndog recipe, I liked it so much, I was inspired to try to make it into a muffin recipe. While I experienced some failure when trying to develop this recipe, I got some advice from the executive chef where I work and achieved success. The first time I made this recipe I simply made the batter recipe and baked it. It was very dry and just tasted like muffin shaped tortillas. After doing some looking around and talking to the executive chef, I added oil to the recipe and that was all it needed. Oil in recipes helps foods taste moist even though it adds no moisture. This recipe makes sweet, moist corn muffins with plenty of flavor.


1 C of cornmeal
1 C of AP flour
¼ t of salt
¼ t of cayenne pepper
¼ C of sugar
4 t of baking powder
1 egg
1 C of milk
¼ C of canola oil


Preheat your oven to 400 and grease your favorite muffin pan or line it with paper cups.

The directions here are pretty much the same as the corndog recipe. Start by mixing the cornmeal, flour, salt, cayenne pepper, sugar, and baking powder together in a bowl. Then mix the egg, milk, and oil together. When these have each been mixed, incorporate the wet team into the dry team. The reason you should mix the various teams up first before mixing together is it reduces how much stirring has to be done to bring the batter together in the end. The less stirring, the better the texture. So, once the teams are together stir as little as necessary to bring the whole thing together.

Distribute the batter evenly between the muffin cups, this recipe makes 12 muffins, and bake them in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden on top and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let them cool on the counter and then enjoy.

This recipe is very versatile and lots of extras can be added. I added bacon and cheese to one batch and it came out great. I took out the jalapeno in this recipe because I was making these for kids and I didn't want their moms to get mad at me, but feel free to put it back in.

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