Spicy Corn Muffins

Creamy black bean soup was on the menu last night, creamy and very tasty. It was almost dinner time, but, I was in the mood for corn bread. Takes long to cook…hmmm…I will cook them in muffin molds to cut back on the cooking time, I thought to myself. A little bit of this and that, and these muffins were done in no time. I made only 6 (2 for the master, 2 for the dame, 2 for…er… the dame again for snacking), not wanting to have too many leftovers. I made 3 of ‘em with marinated feta, which added a sharp, but subtle punch to the muffins. We loved both versions.

Spicy Corn Muffins
(yields 6 medium ones)

Ingredients

Cornmeal – 1/3 cup
All purpose flour – 1/3 cup
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Salt – a pinch
Egg – 1, small
Vegetable or canola oil – 2 tbsp
Yogurt – 1/3 cup
Sugar – 1½ tbsp
Corn – ¼ cup, fresh or frozen
Scallion/green onion or Cilantro – ¼ cup, chopped
Red pepper flakes – 1 tsp, more if desired
Marinated feta or goat cheese – ¼ cup, crumbled (optional)

Method

Preheat oven to 375F. Line 6 holes in a medium muffin pan with paper liner.

In a larger bowl, mix the first four ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk the next four ingredients until mixed well. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture. Mix gently until just combined. Finally, mix in corn, scallion or cilantro, red pepper flakes and feta (if using), to form a uniform mixture. Take care not to over mix. Pour into the prepared muffin molds, bake for 18-20 minutes until firm. Serve warm or at room temperature with soup or salad.

29 comments:

Nags said...

savory muffings.. hmmm.. bookmarked!!

arundati said...

simply wow... am going to try this soon

myspicykitchen said...

I was looking at couple of recipes to make corn muffins... I will add this recipe too to the list... and let you know how it turns out...

Soma said...

Looks really pretty.. I had made one corn bread out of lunch emergency. The green onions is a lovely thing to add in this.

ourlifeinfood said...

I love cornbread, and this sounds like a great recipe!

Happy cook said...

Wow that muffin looks gorgeous and delicous.

sunita said...

I adore savoury muffins...you know what? I baked some with corn a few days ago too, and yes, it had yogurt too!! Great minds.....?? Lol!

Pavani said...

Those corn muffins look delicious Suganya.. I bet they tasted wonderful with black bean soup.

Priya said...

aaah, love corn muffins/bread. I end up making muffins too, they are more fun to eat, and easier too :D I use flax seeds instead of the egg though. Lovely cupcake liners!

Sharmilee! :) said...

This is really tempting....Send me one here :) really want to taste it!

Madhu said...

Muffin looks perfect,love the texture.

Poornima Nair said...

Those looks so tempting..love the combination of ingredients. Those wooden dishes are really cool.

Superchef said...

the first time i made corn bread was also with bean soup, but the corn bread was a total flop!! it was very bland! :(

love this spicy muffins, especially with the soup! now, i think i will try my luck again, with your recipe! :)

A_and_N said...

A makes them EVERY saturday for breakfast. That is how much he loves them! He'd drool if he sees this :)

Nirmala said...

Love these cute little yellow sponges. And does the corn gets cookes during the baking time ? no need to pre-boil them?

Raaga said...

I have to try this :)

stephchows said...

You ROCK for making a small 6 muffin batch! Love it! And they look super tasty :)

Manasi said...

Wonder where my earlier comment went :(
anyway..
these muffins looks awesome, MUST TRY! but my only prob is I almost never have eggs at home, and 1 egg :( , can i sub anything else?

Lisa said...

Yet another stunning recipe. I just have to try this one too. Honestly, you should have a cookbook!

Sakshi said...

Wow what a clever little miss muffin I must say...I am loving going through ur crockery collection..its like browsing through some big store's ad...u take wonderful pics..am a follower for sure from now on

Smitha said...

Hi Suganya,
My first time here on your blog. And I must say that I'm breath taken. Awesome pics and posts and will be more than happy to follow:)
Cheers!
smitha
saffronapron.blogspot.com

myspicykitchen said...

I tried these muffins yesterday. I am sending it to T&T and MBP. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Also, i put your recipe on my blog. Please have a look at it and let me know if you want me to remove it or modify the post in anyway. I do have the links to your original recipe.

Thanks again for the recipe..

Vibaas said...

i've never tried savory muffins. this looks sooo tempting. Picture perfect!

Aparna said...

Savoury muffins, my kind of muffins. Ilove the contrasts in your picture.
I just have to wait to source my cornmeal from home when we go down next month!

Kevin said...

These corn muffins sound good!

homecooked said...

The muffins look gorgeous!

KALVA said...

lovely muffins

Kusum said...

I baked these and I love the taste, I will bake these often.

Divya Vikram said...

Too too good! Bookmarked!

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