Mini Cornbread Muffins

11 Feb

Quick Monday post to go along with yesterday’s Chili recipe. I love cornbread. Actually, I had some last night and we agreed that cornbread is basically like cake. Cake that you get to put butter on.

I’ve tried several boxed mixes and while they’re good, nothing really beats cornbread from scratch. It takes a little extra time, but totally worth it. Maybe I’ll try putting together a “mix” to have on hand in the cupboard.

Ingredients

First, prep you muffin tin by greasing liberally. I like to use butter instead of those chemical cooking sprays whenever possible. Also, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Yeah, I’m telling you to do that first because that’s how quick this recipe is.

Next, combine the butter and sugar with a mixer until creamy. (It’s amazing how many of my recipes start out this way…. no wonder I’ve been adding some extra fluff around my middle lately.)

Then, add an egg and continue to mix.

ButterandEgg

Next add everything else: cornmeal, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and buttermilk. Mix, stopping to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to make sure all the dry ingredients are combined.

Mix2

Fill the muffin cups halfway and bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes until oh so golden on top. Easy and delicious!

BakedMuffins

Mini Cornbread Muffins

The original recipe was found at simplefoodie.com.

Everything you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/8 cups cornmeal (1/8 cup = 2 T)
  • 1-1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease your muffin tins.
  2. Combine the butter (1/2 cup) and sugar (1/2 cup) until creamy.
  3. Add the egg and continue to mix.
  4. Add the cornmeal (1-1/8 cups), flour (1-1/4 cups), baking soda (1/4 t), baking powder (1/2 t), salt (1/2 t), and buttermilk (1 cup). Mix, scraping sides of bowl to make sure everything is combined.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes until golden.
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