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 ½ teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg (optional)
1 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons (1 ½ ounces) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
3 tablespoons corn oil
2 eggs
1 cup corn kernels-I used frozen corn

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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:
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Skillet CornBread from Two Peas and Their Pod
Whole Wheat and Flax Cornbread Muffins from This Week for Dinner
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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

  4. 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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. 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!).

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

  7. 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!

  8. Yum, Babygirl and I love the tase and texture of cornmeal but unfortunately the twins don't so it's more for US! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

  9. 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)

  10. 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 it…it IS set in my home state! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. 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:-)

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. 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!