Sweet and Easy Cornbread Muffins

Sweet and Easy Corn Bread Muffins

I love cornbread, but I seem to be the only one in my family that eats them as leftovers. I finally was smarter than usual and started making corn bread muffins so that I had an easy way to freeze the leftovers. They are perfect to pull one or two out of the freezer and defrost them just for me.

Sweet and Easy Cornbread Muffins
Recipe Type: Quick Bread
Author: Monica
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Cornmeal
  • 2 to 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salk
  • Cooking Spray or Paper Liners
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Cooking Oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Stir together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl stir together eggs, milk and oil. Add liquids to flour mixture and stir until moistened.
  4. Spray muffin tins very generously with cooking spray if not using paper liners. Fill the muffin trays about 3/4 full with cornbread batter.
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes until they are slightly darker color or until a toothpick comes out clean.

My cookbook has the note to double this recipe- a great idea when you have room in the freezer. These go well with a little bit of butter and honey, or crumbled up in some chili!

Cornbread Muffin

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

I love a nice chocolaty treat that also has some vegetables in it! These muffins are great to make and freeze for a snack later too. My son loves to eat them too- he thinks he’s eating chocolate cupcakes! They really could be made without the topping and be frosted! My husband likes them without the topping too. The original recipe is Chocolate Zucchini Cake from Something Edible, but I do mine a little differently!

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Recipe Type: Quick Bread
Author: Monica
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (pecan or walnuts are great!)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350º
  2. Mix butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Add salt, baking soda, and cocoa. Slowly add flour.
  4. Mix in the grated zucchini.
  5. Pour into greased muffins tins or paper baking cups.
  6. Mix the brown sugar, pecans and chocolate chips and sprinkle on top of the muffins.
  7. Bake for 18-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

 

Chocolate Muffins... or Cupcakes as he calls them.
My son happily eating “Chocolate Cupcakes”

Banana Bread for Breakfast { Recipe }

Banana Bread

I think my husband let our bananas die on purpose, just so he could have some banana bread! He was a little upset that I made Zucchini bread a couple of weeks ago instead of banana bread. It was really good though! It turned out moist and delicious- it tastes even better with a little bit of butter.

Banana Bread
Recipe Type: Quick Bread
Author: Monica
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Ingredients
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Canola Oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 2 Bananas -Peeled and Broken in half
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Walnuts (Optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Place ingredients, minus the nuts, in the mixer or blender and blend until fully mixed. Make sure there are no chunks of bananas. Stir the nuts in and then put the batter into a greased loaf pan. This recipe makes one loaf of banana bread.
  3. Bake for 60 minutes.
  4. Poke banana bread with a toothpick to see if it’s done, it should come out clean.