Light Honey Blue Corn Muffins

Light Honey Blue Corn Muffins
Corn muffins are incredibly delicious especially when served with a bit of fat-free jalapeno jelly. When it gets cold and dreary, I tend to eat a lot of chili, which just so happens to go hand in hand with corn muffins. Then again so does a big pot of beef and vegetable stew. Corn muffins rule!

I would love to try this recipe using blue cornmeal, but yellow cornmeal is all I have in the pantry. Blending the flavors of honey and cornmeal is genius, and I can't wait to get started. You can find this recipe in Beatrice Ojakangas's Light Muffins: Over 60 Recipes For Sweet And Savory Low-Fat Muffins And Spreads.

Per Muffin: 121 calories, 2.6 grams fat, and 1.13 grams fiber.

Honey Blue Corn Muffins

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup blue or yellow cornmeal
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1) Preheat oven to 400° F and lightly grease 12 regular-sized muffins cups, or coat with nonstick spray. I skip the spray and use Reynolds baking cups {big mistake!}.

2) In a large bowl, thoroughly mix the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt.  
3) Then melt the butter in the microwave and lightly beat the egg.
4) In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, honey, and butter.
5) Next, add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened. This takes about 20 strokes.
6) Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, dividing the batter evenly.
7) Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. It takes about 18 minutes for my muffins to finish baking.

8) Let the muffins cool in the tin for about 3 minutes and then remove, and cool on a rack or transfer to a basket to serve warm.
One small problem. I probably should have followed the directions and used cooking spray rather than the baking cups. The bottom half of the muffins refuse to part from the cups, so I am eating the bottom half directly from the cup. My advice is to stick to the cooking spray for this recipe. Aside from that, the muffins are moist and sweet. A delicious combination!