Homemade Cornbread Muffins

Homemade Cornbread Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal (Quaker) 
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar  
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 12-count muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients (cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt and baking powder).

In a separate bowl, add beaten eggs. Whisk in honey and milk.

Add milk mixture and melted butter to the dry ingredients. Stir until blended but do not overmix. This will be a somewhat lumpy batter.

Using a cookie scoop, spoon batter evenly into the prepared muffin pan. Fill almost to the top.

Bake for 17-20 minutes or unit the tops are golden and the muffin center is set after inserting a toothpick. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for 3-4 minutes. Serve warm.

Makes approximately 12 muffins.

Kitchen Activities for Budding Chefs:

Little Chef

  • Have your child help gather measuring cups and spoons for the recipe. Do the same with the muffin tin.
  • Allow them to explore some of the dry ingredients like cornmeal, sugar and flour. Let them feel the difference in textures and color.
  • Working together let your child help pour the different ingredients like the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into the bowl. Do the same with the milk when it is time to add.
  • Talk about where honey comes from and allow our child to smell and taste the ingredient. Ask them what they think.
  • See if they know where eggs come from. Let them touch the egg (in shell) and explore the color, shape and texture of the whole egg.
  • Let them taste your creation and ask them if they like it!

Kid Chef

  • Have your child prepare the muffin pan by spraying it with cooking spray.
  • Work together to use the microwave to melt the butter for the recipe.
  • With adult supervision, have your child help measure the dry ingredients (cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt and baking powder). Do the same with the wet ingredients (milk, honey).
  • Allow your child to practice cracking the eggs and beating them with a fork.
  • Together, carefully mix the batter with a spatula. Allow your child to help with this process.
  • Have your child use a cookie scoop and fill the muffin tin with the batter. This can be a messy process for a child, so be sure to keep plenty of paper towels on hand to clean up the tin.
  • Once the recipe is done, allow them to taste their creation and ask them to describe the flavor.

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