You can prepare these in muffin tins, but the cast-iron cornstick pan yields a crisper crust.
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
3 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons fat-free milk
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
1 large egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup frozen whole-kernel corn, thawed
1/3 cup minced red onion
2 tablespoons minced jalapeño pepper
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 425°.
Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (flour through salt) in a large bowl. Make a well in center of mixture. Combine milk, oil, honey, and egg. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Fold in corn, onion, and jalapeño.
Place a cast-iron cornstick pan in a 425° oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven; immediately coat with cooking spray. Spoon batter into pan. Bake at 425° for 18 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pan immediately; serve warm.
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I really loved these. Followed recipe except that I chopped a Herdez canned jalapeno slice, which is hotter than the normal canned chopped chiles. I also used corn oil instead of olive oil to enhance the corn taste. Half this recipe made 9 cornsticks, so my pan mold may be smaller than the one CL uses.
Made these tonight to accompany pumpkin turkey chili that I'd made and frozen. Was a last-minute decision, so I didn't have a jalapeño. Instead, I used a 4.5 oz-can of diced green chiles. Omitted the onion b/c I was hopeful that my kids would eat them. I LOVED the fact that the recipe called for whole wheat flour! I made them in a muffin tin (12) at the same temp called for in the recipe but cut back the baking time to 15 minutes. That was plenty - might have been able to cut another minute or two off baking time. I thought they were really tasty and would make them again - next time exactly as called for in the recipe, although I'd still use a muffin tin.
Very, very good. Perfect accompaniment to our Thanksgiving in July spread. The peppers really give it a special kick (I added a little extra), and the corn kernels in the batter keep it moist without having to use much oil at all.