Made these last night and they were the perfect compliment to our New Year's Day dinner of collards and black eyed peas. I did not have chives on hand so left them out but plan to use them in the future. This savory corn muffin will become a regular in our house.
Parmesan Corn Muffins
Real imported Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese is worth the splurge since it tastes best.
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Total: 28 Minutes
- Calories: 164
- Fat: 7.1g
- Saturated fat: 1.8g
- Monounsaturated fat: 3.5g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
- Protein: 6.3g
- Carbohydrate: 18.5g
- Fiber: 0.7g
- Cholesterol: 20mg
- Iron: 1mg
- Sodium: 300mg
- Calcium: 177mg
- 1 1/4 cups fat-free buttermilk
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 4.5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 cup)
- 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 3 ounces grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (about 3/4 cup), divided
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives, divided
- Cooking spray
- 1. Preheat oven to 400°.
- 2. Combine the first 3 ingredients.
- 3. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 6 ingredients (through pepper) in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Make a well in center of flour mixture. Add milk mixture; stir just until moist.
- 4. Stir in 2 ounces cheese (about 1/2 cup) and 2 tablespoons chives. Spoon into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle muffins evenly with remaining 1 ounce cheese and remaining 1 tablespoon chives.
- 5. Bake at 400° for 13 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs clinging. Remove muffins from tins; cool on a wire rack.
- Variation 1 Bacon, Onion, and Cheddar Corn Muffins: Cook 2 bacon slices in a skillet over medium heat. Remove bacon, reserving drippings in pan. Drain bacon; crumble. Increase heat to medium-high. Add 3/4 cup chopped onion to drippings in pan; sauté 5 minutes. Prepare muffin batter, omitting sugar, cheese, and chives; stir in bacon, onion, and 2 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese (about 1/2 cup). Proceed with step 5. Serves 12 (serving size: 1 muffin) Calories 137; Fat 4.6g (sat 1.5g); Sodium 217mg
- Variation 2 Raspberry-Cornmeal Muffins: Prepare muffin batter, omitting pepper, cheese, and chives. Stir in 1 cup fresh raspberries; spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle batter with 1 tablespoon sugar. Proceed with step 5. Serves 12 (serving size: 1 muffin) Calories 144; Fat 5.1g (sat 0.8g); Sodium 173mg
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