My Favorite Cornbread Muffins

Light and fluffy with the perfect amount of sweetness, these cornbread muffins, made healthier by using Greek yogurt instead of oil, are one of my favorite snacks…especially with a bit of melted butter and honey drizzled on top!

My Favorite Cornbread Muffins - Whole wheat flour and Greek yogurt combine to make one healthy and DELICIOUS side to any meal! via www.kissmybroccoliblog.com

I’ve said it once (ok, maybe a dozen or more times) that I’m a southern girl through and through. Pulled pork, turnip greens, fried green tomatoes, and well, we all know how I fee about okra! I love it all. And yes, I WILL take some sweet tea to wash it all down! But one of the things that I love most, that I can never find is a good, MOIST cornbread.

Yep, I said it…the “M” word! 😯

It had to be done. There just isn’t another way to describe whats lacking from practically EVERY cornbread I’ve come across in my thirty (gasp) years. Never have I come across one that could serve as anything more than a soup-soaker-upper because let’s face it, I’m only going to end up with a lap full of crumbs.

My Favorite Cornbread Muffins via www.kissmybroccoliblog.com - Pair these healthy cornbread muffins with breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

But then I found it…the recipe of my dreams. Which quickly became my own after I got halfway through the mixing and stirring and realized I made a boo boo. The original recipe called for regular non-fat yogurt but all I had was Greek. Knowing that Greek yogurt has a much thicker consistency, I had to do my best to guess how to balance it out. So I added “a bit” of milk, threw it in the oven, and crossed my fingers. And to my surprise…

It turned out to be the best damn cornbread EVER!

My Favorite Cornbread Muffins via www.kissmybroccoliblog.com - Made with whole wheat pastry flour and Greek yogurt, these cornbread muffins are an excellent (and healthy) side to practically any meal!

The first time I made it, I baked it in an 8×8 baking dish but when I went to try the recipe again to get the measurements exact, I didn’t want to wait 20 minutes for it to bake. So…? Enter the muffin pan to my rescue! Separating these suckers cuts the cooking time in HALF and we all know what that means…

Faster food to face time! 😉

My Favorite Cornbread Muffins via www.kissmybroccoliblog.com - Light and fluffy with the perfect amount of sweetness, these cornbread muffins make for a great snack with butter and honey or pair them with a hearty soup to complete a meal!

I also chose to use whole wheat pastry flour in place of the whole wheat flour because I’m not a fan of super dense quick breads. I like my cake heavy but I want my muffins light! If you don’t have whole wheat pastry flour in your pantry but still want the light and fluffy consistency that mine had, you can substitute 1/2 cup whole wheat flour plus 1/2 cup of cake flour.

My Favorite Cornbread Muffins

By: Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

Adapted from: Allrecipes.com

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12-14 minutes

Keywords: bake side snack whole wheat pastry flour greek yogurt

Ingredients (12 muffins)

  • 1 cup medium ground cornmeal
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 large eggs, beaten

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 400°F
2. Coat a muffin pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients.
4. In a medium bowl, stir together yogurt and eggs.
5. Add yogurt and egg mixture to flour mixture and stir until dry ingredients are incorporated.
6. Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling approximately 2/3 full.
7. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
8. Remove from oven and allow to cool 5 minutes before removing from tin.
9. Best served warm OR reheat in microwave for 15-20 seconds on high.
10. Store in an airtight container for up to one week or freeze for 1-2 months.

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My Favorite Cornbread Muffins via www.kissmybroccoliblog.com - Moist and delicious, these healthy cornbread muffins make the perfect side to just about any meal!

I really hope you guys like this recipe. Jason told me he’s never been a big cornbread fan but he couldn’t stay out of the first batch. After our initial dinner, we had it with butter and honey, peanut butter and jam, and then cut some in half and topped it with fried eggs. Since then I’ve made two MORE batches and have been snacking on them for the last week. FYI, they’re also great with cream cheese and jam. Eh, I always did think bagels where more of a northern thing. 😉

Are you a cornbread fan?

What is one of your favorite southern dishes?

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16 Responses to My Favorite Cornbread Muffins

  1. Cornbread is one of the things near the top of my list of American foods to try! They look sooo delicious. Now to work out how to make them GF 😉

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Awesome! Just be sure to try it a couple of times because like I said, it can be hard to find a good one. I’m not sure what the availability is over there, but I know they make a lot of gluten free cornbread mixes over here. Maybe you could find a good one online?

      Hmmm, I’m curious to know what else has made the list! 😉

  2. Ohhh man these would be so good with a big bowl of vegetarian chili!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Haha! I’ve actually been craving a bowl of chili since I made these…doesn’t hurt that the temperatures have been in the fifty and sixties for the last two weeks. Brrrrr!

  3. I love cornbread (or really all bread), although I’ve never tried my hand at making it. Laura has a recipe I still think about with jalapenos. This one is going on the list too though. Maybe 2015 will be the summer of cornbread for me.

    Nice to have you back and posting recipes! Wild woman.

  4. Oh I am definitely keeping these in mind. High five from one Southern girl to another! I agree, moist cornbread is where it’s add. To add even more moistened with honey, of course.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh yeah, honey definitely helps! The Whole Wheat Pumpkin Cornbread that I made a couple of years ago was sweetened with honey and molasses…and with the pumpkin in there too, it was basically like cake!

  5. I like my cornbread to be moist too! I actually had a really good one this summer at Rib Fest and when I asked how they made it, they showed me a big bucket of mix lol #foodiefail.

    Can’t wait to try this one out though!

  6. MOIST!! I mean, baking goods have to be moist, what else signifies that they are delicious. :)

    I remember your cornbread you made maybe 2 years ago – I copied it several times and loved it. I have no doubt these are just as heavenly!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Yes! And you peanut floured it before I got a chance! Lol! I meant to make it again your way and totally forgot…thanks for the reminder!

  7. jodie says:

    I am a southern gal at heart when it comes to corn bread & bbq! Yum. I am definitely saving this recipe. It seems so much healthier than others too:)

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      That’s my girl! And the best part is, that you can’t TELL it’s healthier! Nothing like eating something you know is healthy and it tastes like cardboard. Lol

  8. We need to go on a southern adventure together.

    Remember when I made your corn bread yonks ago and had to ask you what cornmeal was lololol.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Haha! I do remember! But hey, if it makes you feel any better, when I was online looking at stuff to buy from Bob’s Redmill, I ended up having to Google what the difference was between cornmeal, corn flour, grits, and polenta…and I’m still not really sure if I understand. Lol

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