I have an older brother whom I love very much. Just last week, my brother asked me to make cornmeal muffins. I was of course thrilled! My brother rarely ever eats anything I make let alone request for a specific meal. So yesterday, I headed to the grocery store, picked up a bag of yellow cornmeal, came home and got to work.
Now, I’ve never made anything with cornmeal before so this was totally experimental (I still didn’t have my mouse). I put a whole bunch of possible ingredients on the counter and started mixing things up. I think they turned out ok. They could have been a whole lot better but I was careless – fell asleep a couple of times during the process and was making two different batches at the same time! I made a banana batch and a sweet potato batch. The amounts below are for one batch only or 12 small-ish muffins.
So here are the ingredients I used:
- 1 medium ripe banana or 1 medium cooked sweet potato – mashed.
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal (I only saw one kind of cornmeal at the store and it says ‘yellow’ on the packaging)
- 1/8 cup sugar (I divided them into 1 tbsp white sugar and 1 tbsp brown sugar)
- pinch of salt
- 2 tsps baking powder
- 1 cup soy milk
and if I had been fully
awake attentive…I would have added
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon (to the sweet potato batch)
so you can imagine my muffins came out a little bit on the bland side…
The directions are quite simple:
- Pre-heat oven to 400°F (200°C)
- In a medium bowl mash banana or sweet potato and mix in milk. In a perfect world I would have also added vanilla to this mixture.
- In a large bowl combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, pinch of salt, and cinnamon.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients (medium bowl to large bowl) and mix well.
- Fill muffin cups and bake for about 15 minutes. I turned off my oven at 15 minutes and left them inside for another 3 minutes. Then took them out and discovered their oh so wonderful bland flavour! They were great however with my favourite tea – a very flavourful Cinnamon Apple Spice blend!
If you try out this recipe with either bananas, sweet potatoes or anything else you might like, please let me know!
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