Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Honey Corn Muffins


Don't you just love it when people come to visit you, giving you an excuse to bake up a storm? I do. Since my sister and her friend were coming, I decided to get out my cookbook and bake up something delicious. This time, the cookbook of my choice was "Baked Explorations." I recently borrowed it from the library and am absolutely loving all the recipes I see in it. I just want to try them all. But, one at a time. So, I decided to start small and made the Honey Corn Muffins.


They were super moist and are almost like little corn cakes with their slight sweetness. Since I made them in mini size, they were perfect for popping in our mouths or taking with us on the go. Plus, I just can't help but love that bright yellow sunny color. It just brightens up the kitchen. My sister loved them!!!


Honey Corn Muffins (adapted from Baked Explorations)

2 large eggs
1 c. buttermilk (I used regular milk)
1/4 c. honey
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled (I used margarine)
1 1/4 c. yellow cornmeal
3/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/4 c. firmly packed light brown sugar
2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
1 tsp. salt

Preheat the oven to 400F. Lightly spray each cup of a standard 12-cup muffin pan (or 4 mini muffin pans) with a little bit of vegetable spray and use a paper towel to spread the oil evenly along the bottom and up the sides of each cup.

In a medium bowl, lightly whisk the eggs. Add the buttermilk, honey, and butter and whisk again until combined. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, both sugars, and salt. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients, pour the wet ingredients into the well, and fold the dry into the wet until just mixed.

Fill each muffin cup about three-quarters full. Tap the bottom of the pan against the counter to level the batter. Bake for 12-15 min., or until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a wire rack to cool for 10-15 min. Pop the muffins out while they're still warm and serve them with a generous helping of butter or honey.

Notes:
  1. I made a half batch of the recipe and got 24 mini muffins.
  2. Don't worry about the fact that your muffins don't rise in the oven. From what I've read when most people made these, they stay pretty flat and mine weren't any different.
This recipe is linked to:
Muffin Monday
Cast Party Wednesday
Whisking Wednesday
These Chicks Cooked
Made it on Monday

29 comments:

  1. I love corn muffins! I also love when they are on the sweet edge :)

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  2. Love corn muffins, great pics Lisa!
    PS-wanted to let you know that I made the foccica Sunday, added roasted red peppers, onion, garlic, parm and Rosemary. My sons loved it-thanks:@)

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  3. Cute picture of your muffins. I just made homemade corn muffins yesterday (post will be later this week)! Yum. I love the mini muffin idea too!

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  4. I absolutely love the photos you've taken! So pretty, and what great presentation :) Excellent shots! The corn muffins sound delightful, I love that there's honey and brown sugar in there. YUM!

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  5. Love the corn muffins! And yes, I love any excuse to cook my brains out too :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  6. Actually I don't like it when company comes over and I have to cook because I get cooking anxiety. The only time I can play it cool in the kitchen is when I'm cooking a dish I know and a foolproof one at that. Haha! You're a rockstar. These muffins sound delicious. Yummy!

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  7. What nice muffins look amazing Lisa, gloria

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  8. Woww.. the muffins look so soft and yummy... Love em :)

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  9. I'm addicted to corn bread and corn muffins. I can't wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing it :)

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  10. How cute to make mini size! You did a good job on your pictures!!!

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  11. This recipe would be perfect with my brunswich stew recipe. Yum. They looks so delicious.

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  12. YES!!! I love being able to cook and bake for people when I know they are coming over. And these Honey Corn Muffins, look delicious! My hubby would flip because he loves corn muffins!

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  13. These look like little perfections. My oldest love corn muffins and I don't make them enough for him.

    ~ Bibi @ Frugal Wannabe Cooks ~

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  14. Tiny little yummy bites of goodness...they look yummy!

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  15. Thanks so much for linking up your fabulous Honey Corn Muffins recipe at Muffin Monday! Can't wait to try them.

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  16. Those muffins look adorable! I would love to eat them with a bowl of chili. :)

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  17. Those muffins do look really yummy! It is always nice to have an excuse to bake for company :)

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  18. Your photos are so beautiful! I love how the muffins are popping out of the muffin tins :)

    Sues

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  19. Pretty! I love the honey and cornmeal combo! I need to try that out.

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  20. These look so tasty! I bet the honey would be great in the corn muffins- one of my favorite restaurants in Austin (Ztejas) serves honey butter with their cornbread and its so good! I found a pretty yummy cornbread recipe too: http://www.noraisinsonmyparade.com/2011/02/buttery-cornbread-revisited.html

    Next time I will try swapping some of the sugar for honey!

    -Marissa

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  21. Oh, I love corn muffins! These look light and delishhhh!

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  22. These look delicious - and I really like your photos!

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  23. WOW! Those look amazing. I wanted to eat them right off your blog. Great presentation!

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  24. I had such a craving for corn muffins today and here you are with these! I love the mini's!

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  25. Delightful and yummy!
    Wow! I'm salivating....

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  26. Love corn muffins with a touch of sweetness! Happy weekend, Lisa!

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  27. Yummy, I would love these little corn muffins, and with a touch of honey :)

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