Cornmeal Nugget Muffins Recipe

Cornmeal Nugget Muffins Recipe

Cornmeal Nugget Muffins

Small nuggets of toasted cornmeal give these buttery corn muffins the appearance of containing tiny golden pebbles. Sever them with any lively soup, stew, or chili.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cooling Time 3 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Course Breakfast, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American, Canada, Chinese, England, Indian, Mexican
Servings 12 Standard muffins
Calories 153 kcal


  • Oven
  • Medium bowl
  • Small bowl
  • Toothpick
  • Blender


  • 1 large apple, such as a golden delicious or pippin
  • 1 ½ cups (7 ½ oz/235 g) all-purpose (plain) flour
  • ¼ cup (3/4 oz/20 g) regular uncooked Oatmeal (rolled oats)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup (6 fl oz/180 ml) milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup (2 oz/60 g) unsalted butter, Melted
  • ¾ cup (3 oz/90 g) finely grated Cheddar cheese


  • Preheat an oven to 375˚F (190˚C).
  • Butter standard muffin tins and a baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl stir together the boiling water, cornmeal, and ½ teaspoon of salt; don’t worry if some small lumps remain in the mixture.
  • Spread in a thin layer on the prepared baking sheet and place in the oven until golden brown and toasted looking, about 25 minutes.
  • Cool completely, and then crumble into small pieces. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl stir and toss together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and the remaining  ½ teaspoon salt. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the buttermilk, egg, and melted butter until smooth.
  • Add to the combined dry ingredients, along with the cornmeal nuggets, and stir just until blended.
  • Spoon into the prepared muffin tins, filling each cup about three-quarters full.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
  • Cool in the tins for 3 minutes, then remove.
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