It was cool here this weekend and with that came a desire for chili. What goes better with chili than cornmeal muffins? I decided to take my favorite cornbread recipe and adapt it to muffins. It worked beautifully! This recipes uses a can of creamed corn and that makes the muffins nice and moist with little bits of corn through out. They don’t need any butter but if you wish, use just a dab of butter on a hot muffin, eat it slowly and savor every crumb.
I found this plate at the Harry and David store in Oregon, I love the dragon fly!
Oh, I can’t forget the cute little lady bug!
Corn Meal Muffins
- 1 cup uncooked cornmeal, yellow
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp table salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 14 3/4 oz cream-style corn, canned
- 1/2 cup buttermilk *
- 2 large egg whites
- 2 tsp corn oil
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Place foil cupcake liners in a muffin pan and spray with nonstick cooking spray.I like foil cupcake liners the best because they are sturdy and they don’t stick to the muffin unlike paper liners.
Combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a large bowl. Mix well with a fork, then make a well in the center; set aside.
Combine creamed corn, buttermilk, egg whites and oil in a medium bowl; mix until blended. Fold mixture into dry ingredients; mix until blended. Pour batter into prepared muffin pan and smooth the top.
Bake until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean, about 15 – 17 minutes. Allow to cool in pan on a wire rack for 5 – 10 minutes.
* I keep Saco Cultured buttermilk blend for baking in my refrigerator for recipes like this. It can be found in the baking aisle at the grocery store.
*Or you can substitute 1/2 cup skim milk mixed with 1/2 tablespoon vinegar, let sit for 5 minutes, stir and continue with recipe.
If you want, add some chopped green chiles, a teaspoon or so of diced jalapeño pepper for a little kick!
Yield: 12 muffins Serving Size: 1 muffin
Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 111 Calories; 1g Fat (10.4% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 22g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; trace Cholesterol; 401mg Sodium.
Old WWP 2 / WWPP 3
Adapted from a Weight Watchers Recipe
You just mix the dry powder in with the other dry ingredients in your recipe and then add water in place of the buttermilk. It works perfectly and you don’t have to worry about what to do with a whole quart of buttermilk. It’s brilliant!
This week is going by fast already, it has been a busy one so far for us. Son David started back to College yesterday. I was busy making him sandwiches to carry with him. He works the 5:00AM – 9:00AM shift as a UPS package loader prior to attending classes during the day. One great thing about it is that it requires him to go to bed at about 8:30 on work nights! Not that we have anything to worry about it, he is an awesome young man who works hard both at work and college. His job is very physical and he comes home famished ready for a lunch type meal at 9:15 in the morning. I have been making him Subway style sandwiches and his friends didn’t believe him that his mom makes them, they said home made sandwiches don’t look like this! At our house they do! I made several sandwiches ahead for Hubby Tom and Son David to grab and go!
I made turkey and roast beef sandwiches for the hungry guys!
I was at the dentist this morning to have my Invisalign, teeth straightening appointment. My top teeth have graduated to a retainer! It is just like the aligners, clear plastic and initially I have to wear it 24/7 for 3 months. Then I graduate to evenings only for 6 months and after that every other night! For the lower teeth I have about 3 more months of wearing aligners for straightening before I get a lower retainer. The time has flown by and I have been surprised at how quickly my teeth have moved. It is very exciting to have straighter teeth. My dentist and I had another smile photo shoot today and he promised to email the photos to me.
I will be eating soft foods this evening. The first day with new aligners makes the teeth very sore. It brings back memories of when my kids wore braces and I would have to figure out soft meals for them when they would have an orthodontist appointment for an adjustment. They usually got some ice cream as part of the deal! I will have to see what I have in the freezer in the way of a cold treat for me!
DID YOU WEAR BRACES AS A KID?