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Cornbread Muffins

These savory corn muffins are loaded with cornmeal and are the perfect accompaniment to chili or your favorite stew.
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 17 minutes
Total 40 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 292 kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cornmeal divided
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoons salt
  • cups whole milk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted and cooled slightly
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
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Directions

  1. Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin (I used paper liners and the muffins stuck a bit, so I would recommend greasing the pan).
  2. In a medium bowl, Whisk together 1½ cups of the cornmeal, the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the remaining ½ cup cornmeal and the milk. Microwave for 1½ minutes, then whisk thoroughly and continue to microwave, whisking every 30 seconds, until thickened to a batter-like consistency (the whisk will leave a distinct trail in the bottom of the bowl that slowly fills in), 1 to 3 additional minutes. [Note: If you do not have a microwave, you can do this step in a saucepan on the stovetop.]
  4. Whisk in the sour cream, melted butter, and sugar until combined, then whisk in the eggs. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the flour mixture until thoroughly combined (the batter will be very thick). Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups (the batter will mound slightly above the rim).
  5. Bake until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 13 to 17 minutes, rotating the muffin tin halfway through baking. Let the muffins cool in the muffin tin on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then remove muffins from the muffin tin and let cool 5 minutes longer. Serve warm or at room temperature. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or wrapped in plastic wrap, placed in a freezer bag and frozen for up to 2 months.

Recipe Notes

Note: Using coarse-ground or white cornmeal is not recommended.

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Cornbread Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 372mg16%
Potassium 217mg6%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 435IU9%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.