Cornbread Muffins with Fresh Corn, Red Peppers and Bacon

My mom’s cornbread is truly legendary… 

Cornbread Muffins with Fresh Corn

But this cornbread is definitely on its way to reaching legendary status!
Yes Mommy, I’ve almost mastered it!)

Cornbread Muffins with Fresh Corn, Red Peppers and Bacon
Makes 8 muffins
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1/3 + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon butter
1/8 cup vegetable oil, plus more for pans
2 ears of corn, shucked (or 1/2 cup frozen corn)
1/8 cup red peppers
1/8 cup scallions
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1 slice bacon, cooked
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Add butter to a medium frying pan, saute corn, red peppers, scallions. Cook until the vegetables become tender, 5-7 minutes. Add heavy cream and cook for 5 minutes more. Add bacon and stir to combine. Remove from heat and let come to room temperature.
  • In medium bowl, whisk together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.
  • In a small bowl, combine egg, buttermilk and oil.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of oil in each well of the muffin pan, swirl around to fully coat the well. Place pan in the oven while you finish preparing the cornbread batter.
  • Make a well in the middle of the cornmeal mixture, add wet ingredients and corn mixture, mix until just blended.
  • Remove muffin pan from oven and equally divide mixture between the wells (I used an ice cream scoop).
  • Bake for 15 minutes, until nicely browned and toothpick come out clean.
Note:Corn muffin revealed
  • I used some leftover creamed corn that I made the night before, if you make creamed corn, you should probably use it to make corn muffins the next night… you won’t be disappointed!
  • I would share the recipe for my mother’s legendary cornbread recipe, however she does NOT use a recipe… and I repeat, she does not use a recipe!  So, learning to recreate it has been… challenging!  I guess that is probably why it is so so good and why I have yet to master it, but I still continue to try!    



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