August 28, 2013

Mini Sweet Corn Snack Muffins

Mini Corn Muffins

I am still working on a very tight back-to-school schedule so I am just stopped in with a short and sweet recipe today. We made these yesterday for my daughter to pack in her bag for snack on her first day of school. She loves corn muffins and I love the idea of her having these mini-muffins with her to curb her hunger come mid-afternoon. This recipe is super easy and lots of fun to make with kids. It makes a regular batch of muffins but you can easily double it and freeze a huge bag like I did. To all you parents out there packing the kids off to school this week and next…good luck!

Recipe

Mini Sweet Corn Snack Muffins

Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cornmeal
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 large egg
¼ cup vegetable oil
½ cup fresh sweet corn, cooked (optional)

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray. I have a large muffin tin. But if you only have a 12-cup mini muffin tin plan to use it about 3 times.

2. Combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar, powder, and soda in a small bowl. In a separate bowl whisk the buttermilk, salt, egg, and oil. Stir everything together. Stir in the corn kernels if using

3. Fill the muffin tins ¾ full and bake for about 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Allow to cool for a few minutes in the pan before popping out and cooling on a wire rack. Store and/or eat!

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

These are terrific for school snack and are a blast to make. Try adding finely chopped red pepper or zucchini for a vegetable twist!

Naptime Stopwatch

10 minutes prep time, 15 minutes baking time

Naptime Reviews

A huge favorite amongst the kindergarten set!

 

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  • Miranda

    Sounds great. Do you know what the approx cooking time would be for regular sized muffins? I don’t have the mini pans.

    • KelseyTheNaptimeChef

      Hi! I am not entirely sure. I would start with 20 minutes and increase your baking time by 2 or 3 minutes at a time. I doubt they take longer than 25 minutes. :)

      • Miranda

        Thanks. I will give it a try this week. Just saw your recipes in Family Fun. Great job!

        • KelseyTheNaptimeChef

          Hi Miranda – thanks!