- Vickie's Sweet Cornbread Muffins
a cold wintry day and I thought it would be nice to warm up the
house with a little baking. I love my Dad's Southern
Buttermilk Sweet Cornbread. But since it's snowing and I
don't have buttermilk, I decided to do some experimenting.
- These muffins are a bit sweeter and definitely a lot lighter
than buttermilk cornbread.
- Preparation Time: 45 Minutes
- Makes 12 Muffins
- Wet Ingredients:
- 1 ¼ cups milk
- 1 egg
- 1 stick melted butter or margarine
- Dry Ingredients:
- 1 ¼ cups yellow cornmeal
- 1 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
- 1 cup to 1 ½ cup sugar (how sweet do you want them
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ to 1 teaspoon salt
(If you use 1cup sugar, use ½ teaspoon salt. If however
you go with 1 ½ cups of sugar, use 1teaspoon salt)
- Pre-heat oven to 400ºF.
- Generously grease bottom and sides of muffin pan. They WILL
STICK! Generous means generous!
- Stir dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl and mix thoroughly
with a fork.
- In a separate large mixing bowl, beat the milk and egg with
a fork until the mixture is bubbly. About 1 minute.
- Gently stir in melted butter. Make sure the butter isn't
bubbling hot. You don't want to cook the eggs.
- Add all the dry ingredients to the mixture. It's important
to do this all at once.
Don't add the dry ingredients one at a time to the wet ingredients.
- Pour batter into muffin pan. I like to use a ladle to spoon
the mixture into the individual muffin forms.
Fill to about ¾ full.
- Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until golden brown.
Stick a toothpick in the center, if it comes out clean and dry,
they're done. If not, bake for an additional 2-3 minutes until
it does come comes out clean.
- Empty pan onto a clean dry cloth, or paper towel. Turn muffins
over onto their bottoms.
- Dab a small amount of butter on the tops of each muffin.
- Serve warm out of the oven.
- Serve with butter.
- Serve with any of your favorite jellies or jams.
- You can use a round pan, 9x1½ inches, or a square
pan, 8x8x2 inches if you don't want muffins.
- Consider adding raisins, blueberries or any version of your
- You might consider dabbing a swirl of honey on top of each
muffin before putting them in the oven.