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Cornbread Muffins

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Cornbread Muffins are the perfect addition to any dish. With your basic pantry ingredients, you can create these semisweet, tender savory muffins in minutes. 

Cornbread Muffins

Cornbread muffins are one of those things that people always ask for, especially in the south. It is the perfect compliment to White Chicken Chili, Instant Pot Chili, Air Fryer chicken drumsticks, and more!  We love these cornbread muffins because they are so easy to make, easy to serve, making clean up a breeze. You will absolutely love the flavor that is in every single bite as you eat these. If you want even more flavor, don’t be afraid to mix other things ingredients like cheese or even bacon, yum! 

Cornbread Muffins

What’s the difference between corn muffins and cornbread muffins?

Corn muffins and cornbread muffins are pretty much the same thing and can be used interchangeably.  When we use the term corn muffin it refers to the muffin that we make from corn, whereas a cornbread muffin is referring to the way a cornbread is shaped.

What will I need to complete this recipe?

You will need the following supplies: 

  • Mixing bowl
  • muffin tray

How to make cornbread muffins

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Add ½ Teaspoon of shortening to each cup in a standard muffin tray (x12)
Add ½ Teaspoon of shortening to each cup
  • Add the muffin tray, with the shortening, to the oven to heat up.
  • Sift the cornmeal, flour, salt and sugar into a medium mixing bowl.
Sift the cornmeal, flour, salt and sugar into a medium mixing bowl
  • Add the egg and milk and use a whisk to mix well.
Add the egg and milk and use a whisk to mix well.
  • Remove the muffin pan from the oven and pour the cornbread batter into each cup, to about ¾ full.
pour the cornbread batter into each cup, to about ¾ full
  • Place into the oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Remove and allow to sit in the muffin pan for 10 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
  • Serve with butter and honey.
cornbread muffins

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Be sure that you place your muffins on a cooling rack as the muffins are cooling. This allows cooler air to get under the pan so they stop cooking. If you just set them right on top of the stove this can dry them out because the air cannot get underneath causing them to continue to bake. 
  • Want to mix in deliciousness? Try bacon, cheddar cheese, corn, or even green chiles. The possibilities are endless. 
  • If you prefer cornbread instead, spray at 8-inch square pan with non-stick cooking spray and bake for about 24 minutes at 350 degrees. 
cornbread muffins

Storage Instructions 

Once your cornbread muffins have cooled completely, store them at room temperature in an airtight container, lined with a paper towel (this will help with moisture).

Cornbread Muffins

Can you freeze these cornbread muffins?

Yes, these muffins freeze so well.  Store in a freezer-safe container for up to 6 months. When you are ready to enjoy, place them on the counter at room temperature until they have thawed. 

What if I can’t find the Hot Rize Cornmeal Mix you refer to?

If you are having a hard time finding Hot Rize Cornmeal no worries, you can use regular cornmeal and add 4 Teaspoons of Baking Powder to it.

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How sweet are these cornbread muffins?

These are the middle of the road in sweetness.  They’re not very sweet…. But they do have a little.  They’re not plain/unsweetened.

cornbread muffins

Cornbread Muffins

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Cornbread Muffins are the perfect addition to any dish. With your basic pantry ingredients, you can create these semisweet, tender savory muffins in minutes.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Shortening
  • 2 Cups Cornmeal Mix (Hot Rize)
  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • ¾ Teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg, beaten, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 Cups Whole Milk, room temperature

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Add ½ Teaspoon of shortening to each cup in a standard muffin tray (x12)
  3. Add the muffin tray, with the shortening, to the oven to heat up.
  4. Sift the cornmeal, flour, salt, and sugar into a medium mixing bowl.
  5. Add the egg and milk and use a whisk to mix well.
  6. Remove the muffin pan from the oven and pour the cornbread batter into each cup, to about ¾ full.
  7. Place into the oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Remove and allow to sit in the muffin pan for 10 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
  9. Serve with butter and honey.

Notes

You will need the following supplies: 

  • Mixing bowl
  • muffin tray

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 174Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 163mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 5g

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