Blue Cornbread Muffins

Before everything became about sweet yellow corn, people were all about the blue corn.  Blue corn is one of the oldest varieties of corn.  Blue corn has a high level of anthocyanins, which give it the blue (or purplish) color.  In other words, blue corn has lots of health benefits! I’m going to be honest, I also like the fact that these are purple because they’re cuter than normal cornbread muffins.  There. I said it. You should be able to find organic blue corn meal at your grocery store and that is what I recommend.  Enough about that, back to the deliciousness that is the blue cornbread muffin.  These muffins come together quickly and make a great side to soups, salads, basically anything.  Give these a try for Thanksgiving (it is November now, after all) to accompany Thanksgiving dinner. I’m picturing them making a glorious combination with some turkey and homemade mac and cheese.

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Begin by preheating the oven to 425 degrees.  Aside from being healthier than normal cornbread muffins, these muffins come in a pretty purple color! Priorities. Mix the cornmeal with the flour and baking powder in a medium-sized bowl.

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Beat the egg, milk, and butter in a measuring cup until it is smooth.  Add the egg and milk to the flour mixture and mix everything together.

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Mix in the remainder of the ingredients and stir until the batter is combined.

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Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 15-18 minutes or until the edges are brown.

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Remove the cornbread from the oven and serve with butter, honey, or however you normally like to enjoy your cornbread!

Blue-Muffins

Blue Cornbread Muffins

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup organic blue cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted and cooled

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Mix cornmeal, flour, and baking powder in a medium bowl.
  3. Whisk egg, milk, and butter and mix into cornmeal mixture.
  4. Stir in salt and honey.
  5. Lightly grease muffin tin and fill 3/4 full with batter.
  6. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.

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