May 7, 2013

Sweet Corn Muffins for Mom

Sweet Corn Muffins from The Naptime Chef

Cinco de Mayo is over and it is time to gear up for Mother’s Day! Obviously I am a big proponent of baking something for mom on Mother’s Day. The only requirement is that it has to be something simple and quick. I am pretty sure it would be hard to pull off a surprise cake that required hours laboring away over fondant and multicolored layers. The kitchen mess would surely give you away! So, instead, I suggest you focus on something tasty and easy like these sweet corn muffins. The batter comes together in one-bowl and it is the perfect thing for kids to make if they want to help out. (It is very forgiving so the muffins won’t deflate or anything if a little flour spills over the edge of the bowl – promise!) Once they are in the oven you have about twenty minutes to arrange the breakfast tray, or warm up the soup or sandwich, and your special treat for mom is ready!

Mother's Day Corn Muffins from The Naptime Chef

P.S More for Mother’s Day:

Breakfasts in Bed

Meals for Mom

8 Kitchen Gifts for Mom

Cream Scones & Tips for Planning Ahead

 

Recipe

Simple Sweet Corn Muffins

makes 1 dozen

Ingredients

3 cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 cup cornmeal
2 tablespoons baking powder
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 ¼ cups buttermilk
1 ¾ sticks unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons raw sugar

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.

2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. Then, whisk in the milk, cooled butter, and eggs. Once the batter thickens up switch to a wooden spoon and fold the batter together a few more times3. Fill each muffin tin about ¾ full and sprinkle a little raw sugar on top of each muffin. Bake the muffins for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown and spring back when touched. Remove and allow to cool slightly. Serve!

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

These delicious muffins would be amazing served with jam, or crumbled up on top of bean soup. Whichever way you serve them – enjoy!

Naptime Stopwatch

10 minutes prep time, 30 minutes bake time

Naptime Reviews

These sweet corn muffins are always a hit. Try adding some fresh corn in the summer when you make them, or chopped jalapenos for spice!

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