Honey Cornbread Muffins

Is there anything as American as Cornbread? Maybe Apple Pie — but Cornbread is a staple in any southern dish. It is usually served alongside BBQ or Ribs, and it can also be a dessert. This is considered as a comfort food for many Americans that are living abroad, as cornmeal can be difficult to find in other countries – especially in Asia. This recipe can be made sweeter to be served as a dessert, or not as sweet to be served as a side dish. There is nothing as satisfying as taking a bite out of warm cornbread that has honey and a pat of butter. It’s sinfully delicious, and it’s perfect as a grab and go breakfast (sans the honey drizzle, of course) It can be a little messy to eat, but same goes for any great American dish, right? Why don’t you indulge yourself and bake some of these for your family to enjoy together – lest you eat all of it.

Serving Size: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

•1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
•¾ cup cornmeal, plus more for sprinkling
•½ granulated sugar
•1 Tbsp. baking powder
•½ tsp cinnamon
•¼ tsp salt
•½ cup unsalted butter
•1 cup milk (or milk substitute)
•2 large eggs
•¼ cup honey, plus more for drizzling
•2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
•2 Tbsp. Greek yogurt

Procedure:

1.Preheat your oven to 400F. Grease your muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray or butter and flour the pan. Shake any excess flour off.
2.While your oven is preheating, add in your dry ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk together to combine. In a separate microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter for about a minute on high power. Allow the butter to cool until it becomes room temperature. Mix in the rest of the wet ingredients with the melted butter and whisk until there are no streaks remaining. Pour the butter mixture onto your dry ingredients and fold with a spatula to combine. Make sure to not overmix.
3.Using a ¼ measuring cup or cookie scoop, fill the muffin plans until ¾ full. Before baking, add in a pinch of cornmeal. Bake at 400F for about 8-10 minutes, then reduce temperature to 350F and bake for another 7-8 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown and domed. Insert a toothpick in each muffin to ensure doneness.
4.Allow the muffins to cool, and drizzle on some honey before serving.