Sunday, June 14, 2009

Mini cornbread puddings

I pulled this recipe out of Everyday Food magazine a few years ago, and I haven't made another cornbread recipe since. I find that sometimes cornbread can be dry - not these muffins. They're actually called cornbread puddings because they come out so moist.

The recipe starts out with typical cornbread ingredients - flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.

dry ingredients The dry ingredients are mixed with an egg and sour cream. The sour cream adds all the moisture, there's no butter involved. I use light sour cream, it works just fine. A generous amount of corn kernels are also stirred into the batter.

muffin batter The batter is spooned into muffin tins to bake. You can use mini muffin or regular muffin tins. If you go with a regular muffin pan, add a few more minutes to the bake time. Here I used a mini muffin pan, but I almost always go with full sized muffins.

muffins ready to bakeThese bake very quickly, and are out of the oven in less than 15 minutes.

mini cornbread puddingsI tend to serve the muffins with jam, but they're also great with butter or honey. If you wanted a more savory muffin, you could probably add some minced bell pepper or jalapeno to the recipe.


mini cornbread puddings

67 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

I have made something similar before, a corn loaf with some cheese.....I love the minis more...
Did I mention before that you are a mastered in photographing?

5 Star Foodie said...

I love the whole kernels in these mini muffins! How delicious, bookmarking this.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love cornbread! Those little puddings look fabulous and really yummy!

cheers,

Rosa

Cheryl said...

Sarah, that looks delish, my husband is a corn freak! I cant wait to make this for him!

Manggy said...

Oboy! You just reminded me I have a half-used container of sour cream in the fridge for 2 weeks now. Oh well :/ Timing! Ha ha ha. I love cornbread, especially with gravy and honey (I'm weird like that).

LaDue & Crew said...

This reminds me of the corn pudding I make around the holidays- I LOVE the muffin idea!

Selba said...

They look so good and yummy!

Pearl said...

that looks so delicious! i love cornbread.

Angela Mears said...

yummy! i've only made corn bread from mix before, but when i do, i definitely like adding corn kernels.

Jamie said...

These corn muffins are perfect! I never thought to add whole kernels to my muffins. Actually, I haven't made corn muffins in years, and these might just push me to do it! Perfect with a salad for lunch. (or with honey!)

My Carolina Kitchen said...

How did I miss this recipe in Everyday Food? I subscribe to it and it's one of my very favorite food magazines. I am from the south and cornbread is food for the soul. Love the mini ones and the fact that they are moist. You're right, cornbread can be dry. Thanks for this recipe.
Sam

rekhas kitchen said...

They looks so so delicious with lots of corn kernels.Nice recipe yum.

Sean said...

A southern favorite! I love the kernels in the puddings!

Netts Nook said...

I can not get enough corn I love the fact of the whole corn. Your pictures are perfect. Wow Sara does it again.

Cathy said...

These look so good! I would probably add a bit of cheese, but for sure these are going to be tried. Both hubby and I love cornbread!

girlichef said...

These do look good!! I haven't decided on a fave cornbread recipe yet...I'll have to try these.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow....they look gorgeous...simply yum...

Soma said...

Good idea putting in the kernels. i would love a savory version of this.

Mrs. LC said...

Delicious! I'm bookmarking that recipe - I just tried to make a whole wheat cornbread muffin but it was a muffin FAIL. Definitely not blog worthy lol.

♥peachkins♥ said...

wow! these look good! The corn kernels just made it more delicious..

Wandering Coyote said...

Yum!

Culinary Wannabe said...

I love the kernels of corn! I make a very similar type of muffin and always have a bunch in the freezer ready to go.

Claudia said...

My cornbread efforts have been less than stellar. (Even the birds won't eat them). I like the addition of the light sour cream - so will try this. The family loves cornbread and this looks perfect as a side for some of my barbecue meals.

Jenna said...

I love the idea of mini muffins. Great for portion control...if you have enough self control not to 12 of them ;)

Debbie said...

Those look wonderful and so tasty! I love corn muffins...

Bridgett said...

I love the whole kernels in this. I tried a recipe recently with whole kernels and sun dried tomatoes. Delicious. Cornbread is so yummy!

Diana said...

I know this is probably NOT what you were going for with these, but those totally remind me of the mini corn muffins from Kenny Rogers! We ate there a couple times when we were visiting Vegas as youngsters, and I couldn't get enough of the corn-studded muffins!

Amanda @ Mrs.W's Kitchen said...

What cute little muffins!

kirbie said...

These look so cute! I love the idea of adding some moisture with sour cream. Bookmarked and on my list of recipes to try soon!

The Duo Dishes said...

We just like making cornbread with lots of fresh corn and pimentos in it. Similar, but a wee different than this. Sweet corn really makes cornbread so good!

Lucy said...

Cornbread rocks!!! and these little mini's are just looking so perfect... Love it!!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

There is a barbecue place in my neighborhood that makes something similar to this. It's a yummy idea. Take something as delcious as cornbread and make it al ittle creamier and richer.

stephchows said...

ooo yum! and sour cream?? I'll have to try these for sure!

Reeni♥ said...

These sound moist and delicious! Love all the crispy corn in them!

pigpigscorner said...

Love the whole corn kernels inside!

Olga said...

you know, I've never made cornbread from scratch. ever.

I think it'd be really good to grill the corn first, and then cut off the kernels.

Elra said...

Absolutely tempting to try this cornbread pudding. Sounds superb Sara!

finsmom said...

These sound so moist and delicious! How perfect :)

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

These looks perfect - Love the bite size version.. I would never be able to stop at just one!

Helene said...

I've never had this before but they look really good.

Annie said...

The recipe sounds delicious. I love the idea of the kernels as a savory muffin. I'll have to try the sour cream too!

Chef Fresco said...

Yum! I like the use of fresh corn kernels!

teresa said...

Yum! We love cornbread around here, I have half a mind to make this right now!

Rabbittrick said...

Oh yum! These look heavenly. I'm not a big fan of corn, but this is definitely going into my bookmark for sometime this week! You really hit the nail on the head by saying "moist". =)

Kerstin said...

They're so cute! Love the fresh corn in them - yum!

Muneeba said...

So perfect ... need to go buy a mini-muffin pan for these! Great to serve alongside some chili, or roast chicken. Or maybe breakfast! See, you're inspiring me already!

Lori Lynn said...

Sounds like a great recipe. It would be fun to add some experimental ingredients, like the jalapeño idea.
LL

Maris said...

Oh these look so good! Sara, you make everything look amazing with your photographs. Such a simple muffin looks so striking :)

foodcreate said...

I love the Idea specially for my vegetarian hubby.

Thanks for sharing your recipe:)

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unconfidentialcook said...

I'm not generally a fan of corn bread, but these--with their pudding-ness and the whole kernals--look fantastic!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I love that you put whole pieces of corn throughout the cornbread. Looks really tasty!!!

Juliana said...

Wow, this cornbread pudding look so good...love the idea of the kernels in it. Very creative...lovely pictures as well. Yummie!

Dragon said...

I can't wait to try these!

Robin Sue said...

These are perfect for a side to any yummy meal. I love mini foods!

Sophie said...

They look soperfect to eat with a nice chili con carne,...yumm!!

gastroanthropologist said...

I love everything mini! Love how much real corn is in these and I think I'll take you up on your suggestion of adding some jalapeno.

♥Rosie♥ said...

Those cornbread puddings sure do look sooooo good Sara. I must bookmark this :0)

Lynda said...

These look enticing and delicious, Sara! They'd be great with meals or first thing in the morning!

Debinhawaii said...

The minis are cute and look so delicious too!

nora@ffr said...

yummm corn bread one of my fav sara. m sure gonna try this pudding. sound delicious :)
cheers!!

Kevin said...

Those look so good with all of the corn kernels in them!

Erica said...

YUM! I bet these would awesome not only alone, but maybe with some chili? Love the whole pieces of corn in them.

Rabbittrick said...

Would it make a difference to use creamed corn instead?

Sara said...

Rabbittrick - You could try it, not sure if it would add too much moisture. Let me know if you do try it!

CJ said...

Thank you!!I needed something for a canoe to the rock breakfast/brunch and thought hmm.. corn pudding muffins. Typed it in, yours came up. Here's what I did- used plain yogurt instead of sour cream, added green pepper and onion to one batch and also black olives to a second batch. I did them in regualr size pans. Mine came out even more golden than yours. Beautiful! I made two herb butters- fresh sage/rosemary and fresh garlic/cayenne. I plan to serve them cool in the morning with the room temperature butters. I like them so much I am going to make them for family dinner this week too! They are DELISH!!

Dazy said...

This would be my son's version of Heaven! I think I'd enjoy it, too!

Jescel said...

i was looking for a cornbread recipe and stumbled upon yours.. hmmn. perfect side for this thanksgiving.. i'm making this! thanks.