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Green Onion Corn Muffins in Flowerpots

Yield Makes 8 muffins
Notes: If making up to 1 day ahead, remove muffins from pots after step 5 and cool on racks, then wrap airtight and store at room temperature. To reheat, set muffins slightly apart in a baking pan, cover loosely with foil, and bake in a 350° oven just until warm, 7 to 10 minutes. Return muffins to pots to serve. Offer butter with muffins. You may also bake the muffins in 8 muffin cups (2 1/2-in. diameter), either well buttered or lined with paper baking cups.


  • 8 unglazed terra-cotta pots (2 1/2 to 2 3/4 in. tall and 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 in. wide, about 1/2-cup capacity)
  • 8 pieces (7 1/2 in. square) cooking parchment
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
  • 1/4 teaspoon caraway seed (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 211
  • caloriesfromfat 32 %
  • protein 5.9 g
  • fat 7.4 g
  • satfat 4 g
  • carbohydrate 30 g
  • fiber 1.2 g
  • sodium 443 mg
  • cholesterol 69 mg

How to Make It

  1. Wash pots with soap and water, and dry well. Line pots with cooking parchment: Gently push center of a square into each pot; bend parchment edges outward slightly over edges of pots.

  2. In a small bowl, mix flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

  3. In another bowl, beat eggs and sugar until well blended. Add flour mixture, yogurt, onions, and melted butter; stir just until batter is evenly moistened.

  4. Spoon batter equally into lined pots, filling pots almost to the top. Sprinkle with caraway seed. Set pots slightly apart in a 9- by 13-inch baking pan.

  5. Bake muffins in a 400° regular or 375° convection oven until tops are lightly browned and centers are firm to touch, 18 to 20 minutes. Let muffins cool in pots 5 to 10 minutes.

  6. Serve warm, or invert pots to remove muffins and lay on their sides on racks to cool. Serve muffins in parchment liners.

  7. Nutritional analysis per muffin.