Janice Krako/ November 11, 2015/ beginner recipe, Breakfast, brunch, corn, easy recipe, healthy eating, muffins, quick muffins, recipe/ 0 comments

There really is nothing like fresh muffins right out of the oven, but who has the time?   You do! 

Make these Busy Morning Corn Muffins

Here’s how I save time in the morning. If I’m already pulling out all the ingredients, measuring spoons and cups I also pull out a 2nd bowl or more and here’s why:   

  • You can make at least 1 extra dry mix and store individual recipe portions in air tight containers. 
  • Please remember to label them as muffin mix so there’s no confusion later.  
  • Label the container with the liquids you need to add and baking times also.  
  • This is like making your own box mix muffins without the chemicals and with out over paying!
  • Do this the night before, days ahead or even weeks ahead.
  • This is also a nice gift mix to bring with you too  (dress up the packing and attach instructions for finishing and baking)

I often use those quart size deli containers since I have so many I’ve saved with Chinese takeout over the years.  Love those containers for portioning and storing soup stocks, marina and other sauces also.

Busy Morning Corn Muffins

These muffins are perfect on their own or slathered in butter and a bit of jam.  For variety why not add 1/2 cup of dried cranberries, dried blueberries, or even some thawed and drained frozen corn for texture and flavor.   I’ve also occasionally added some chopped jalapeno peppers (be careful of the amount use less than 1/2 cup), some cheddar cheese or even crumbled bacon.   Yum!!  Experiment!!

You’ll enjoy the lingering heavenly aromas to start your day from the kitchen.   These are also good later in the day with a side of a nice home made chili too.  Additionally, you can always freeze some too.

Treat yourself well, your body with thank you for it!

Just out of the oven and waiting for you!

 Busy Morning Corn Muffins 

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 cup milk (regular, buttermilk or even almond milk)
¼ melted unsalted butter or flavorless oil
2 eggs
Equipment you’ll need ready:
2 bowls  (1 for dry, 1 for wet)
liquid and dry measure cups
measuring spoons
muffin tins to make 12 regular sized muffins (not the huge muffin tins)
cooling rack
whisk (if you have one)
wooden spoon
rubber spatula
cupcake papers(or grease the muffin tin very well)
Pre-Heat oven to 500 degrees
Bowl 1 – Dry:
Mix flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt and baking powder whisking till all ingredient are completely mixed so ingredients are evenly dispersed.I love using the whisk for this.
Bowl 2 –Wet:
Thoroughly blend eggs, milk and oil together.
You can add wet to dry bowl just mix well enough so nothing is dry sticking to the sides of the bowl but don’t beat. Use a scraper of wooden spoon to mix thoroughly- over mixing (no electric beaters please) will make for tough muffins!

Evenly fill the muffin tins.Using a scoop* helps with aim into the cup part or even a dry measure ½ cup size would be beneficial so they are all the same size which makes for nicer presentation and more even baking.Note: I find it easier to wipe batter that didn’t make it into the cups before baking is easier than scrubbing it off later.

 

Evenly fill muffin cups

 

Pop the tin into the oven and as soon as you close the door LOWER the oven temperature to 400º bake 18-20 minutes.This super hot then lower method will allow the muffins get that nice domed look.

You’ll smell their beautiful fragrance as they are approaching done.When muffins are done, take muffins out of tin and cool down to just warm before eating.

 

*Note: My kitchen stainless tableware set came with a small ladle I love to use for making muffins and also for pancakes.
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