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Two Peas and Their Pod: Dorie's Corniest Corn Muffins

Monday, November 23, 2009

Dorie's Corniest Corn Muffins

I only have to work three days this week. I love holidays:) Even though we don't have big Thanksgiving plans, I am still excited for some time off and football. Speaking of football, we saw The Blind Side over the weekend and we LOVED it. I highly recommend it!

I have been making a lot of soup lately. It always hits the spot on a cold day and unfortunately, Utah gets its fair share of cold days. Corn muffins are the perfect side to any bowl of steaming, hot soup or chili.

I made Dorie's Corniest Corn Muffins the other day and they were delicious. I love how easy they were to make. You can whip these up just as fast as a box of Jiffy mix and they are much better. I love the hearty chunks of corn and how moist and tender they are. I think they are best served warm with a drizzle of honey or a little homemade jam. Josh likes to dunk his in whatever soup we are having.

If you are afraid of yeast rolls, make these muffins for Thanksgiving this year. Your guests will appreciate a big basket of Dorie's corn muffins. I am sure of it!

Corniest Corn Muffins

Adapted from Baking From My Home To Yours by Dorie Greenspan

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cornmeal
6 tablespoons sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg (optional)
1 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
3 tablespoons corn oil
2 eggs
1 cup corn kernels-I used frozen corn

Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 400°F. Butter or spray the 12 muffin molds in a regular-size muffin tin, or fit the molds with paper muffin cups.

Working in a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. In a large glass measuring cup with a spout or in another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, melted butter, oil, egg and yolk. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and, with the whisk or a rubber spatula, gently but quickly stir to blend. Don’t worry about being thorough – the batter will be lumpy and that’s just the way it should be. Stir in the corn kernels. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin molds.

Slide the pan into the oven and bake 15 to 18 minutes, or until the tops are golden and a knife inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean. Pull the pan from the oven and carefully lift each muffin out of its mold and onto a rack to cool.

Dorie's Storing Tips: Like all muffins, these are best eaten the day they are made. If you want to keep them, it’s best to wrap them airtight and pop them into the freezer, where they’ll keep for about a month; re-warm in a 300°F oven, if you’d like, or split them and toast them—do that and they’ll be that much more delicious with butter.

If you like these corn muffins, you might also like:
Spicy Corn Muffins from Two Peas and Their Pod
Skillet CornBread from Two Peas and Their Pod
Whole Wheat and Flax Cornbread Muffins from This Week for Dinner
Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins from Awake at the Whisk

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Anonymous Jessica said...

I love cornbread and corn muffins, especially to dip! These look so yummy!

4:18 AM  
Blogger HoneyB said...

I love corn muffins. I especially love it on the sweeter side! Looks delish!

4:24 AM  
Blogger lesley lifting life said...

I only have to work three days too ... isn't it wonderful?!? : )

Have a great Monday!

4:43 AM  
Blogger Flourchild said...

I remember making these, they were so easy to make and tasted really good.
Yeah for only having to work three days this week! My kids get out early on Wed. So happy to have them home!
I really want to see that movie Blind side..maybe this week!

5:43 AM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

They look so moist and yummy!



6:00 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

Sounds like you guys had a really nice weekend-I love that you cook together. So much fun. The muffins look great, they are the PERFECT side to soup. Love chunks of corn in them. Enjoy your shortened work week.

6:00 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I can't believe we are already talking about the cold weather. Weren't we jsut doing this months ago?
I love making corn sticks and then deep frying them. I should try this recipe?

6:13 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I don't think I've made those yet, can't remember! They look wonderful! I want to see that movie too. :)

6:18 AM  
Anonymous Elle said...

I love corn muffins with corn in them! And what a great idea--serving these instead of yeast rolls. That's a huge time saver! Also? Can't wait to see that movie! This past weekend was all about New Moon for me and my daughters. ;)

6:35 AM  
Blogger Tracy @ Sugarcrafter said...

These look great! I'll have to make these soon. :-)

7:04 AM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

I can't wait to see The Blindside! I love cornbread and muffins! These look so good!

8:53 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

oh, the blue box :) these look great!

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Feast on the Cheap said...

Yum! These would go perfectly with our Corn & Crab Soup. Thanks for sharing

12:09 PM  
Blogger Anne Marie said...

They look delicious!

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Yum! Those muffins sound delish... I am a big fan of cornbread. Glad you liked the Blind Side movie... I definitely want to see that (especially since hubs and I are Baltimore Ravens fans!).

1:33 PM  
Blogger Meghan said...

Mmmm I love corn muffins!!! I'm sure Dorie's are delicious!

1:51 PM  
Blogger Esi said...

Cheers for a short week! These muffins sound great at this time of year.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Cristie said...

Corn Muffins, perfect for a change on Thanksgiving. Good idea.

4:01 PM  
Blogger kat said...

I just love corn muffins, that sweetness is the best

4:21 PM  
Blogger Dawn Dishes It Out said...

Yum, I was sooo in the mood for corn bread tonight! They looked delicious! I can't believe I ran out of flour!!!

4:32 PM  
Blogger Grace said...

cornbread, corn muffins, corn on the cob, i just love corn.
incidentally, i have my doubts about ol' tim mcgraw as an actor, but i adore sandra bullock and am excited to see that movie!

4:32 PM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

Yum, Babygirl and I love the tase and texture of cornmeal but unfortunately the twins don't so it's more for US! :)

I want to see that movie. Glad to hear it's worth the $10 ticket!

6:11 PM  
Blogger Robin Sue said...

I love corn muffins and have been wanting to make some. Thanks for the movie rec, will have to go see that one!

6:25 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

I really want to see that movie!

I love corn muffins, especially ones with real corn pieces in them. When my boyfriend and I first met, I made corn muffins with corn kernels, bacon, and onions - thinking they would be super-impressive corn muffins. He was so repulsed that I put actual corn in the corn muffins. Luckily we got past that! :o)

6:43 PM  
Blogger Claire said...

I've made these before and they are so good!!! As to the movie, I tried to go see it but it was sold out. I can't wait to see IS set in my home state! :-)

7:08 PM  
Blogger phoenix carpet cleaning said...

As a phoenix carpet cleaning professional these are great tips. Good post.

8:06 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

I've never seen nutmeg added to corn muffins before - I am sure it makes them extra special.

8:24 PM  
Blogger Steph said...

I wanted to watch that movie, but had to see new moon first. Enjoy your long weekend!

9:13 PM  
Blogger Monica H said...

I happen to really like Jiffy cornbread! i've tried several different recipes and I stil like the box- ha ha!

I will give this a try minus the corn kernels. It's a texture thing:-)

9:47 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

I already have my bread recipe picked out but I just might have to squeeze this one in...can never have too many carbs!!

9:48 PM  
Blogger Bellini Valli said...

These would be a perfect addition to the soup I made yesterday... I had better get into the kitchen:D

2:48 AM  
Blogger Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

We loved these too, perfect soup muffins. They look great!

7:03 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

mmmmm, great corn muffins! thanks for the movie recommendation!

9:44 AM  
Anonymous Allison Arevalo said...

These look awesome! Do you think they would work just as well if I left out the salt? Trying to find some great salt-free recipes for my dad for Thanksgiving.

1:07 PM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

These look great, but I'd have to eat them alone. Ben will only eat Jiffy.

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This may be Dorie's recipe but you made them look light and yummy. This is a great idea to make. I used to make corn muffins often but I haven't in two months. Time to bake them again.

3:43 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

I'm pretty sure we made these for TWD. They were good!
I want some soup. My husband just made a Taco Bell run for dinner (I made a boring salad at home). Soup sounds good to me!

4:46 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

Your recipes are the BEST. They are my go to for baked goods- always! You should totally open a bakery/cafe

5:08 PM  
Blogger Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow these are so cute

8:28 PM  
Blogger Kasha said...

I really appreciate the preserving ideas. Thank you!

8:47 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Lovely little muffins!

10:55 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Love corn muffins.

3:10 AM  
Blogger Taste of Beirut said...

I love corn muffins and this recipe sounds perfect!

2:58 PM  
Blogger Gourmified said...

These muffins look delish! I'm going to have to make them sometime with the standard Chili. I saw the blind side, too...WAY better than any New Moon movie! So glad to hear someone agree with me! Congrats on your feature article! Very cool!

6:42 AM  
Blogger sanjeet said...

I love corn muffins. I especially love it on the sweeter side! Looks delish
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