Cheddar Chive Corn Muffins

Sweet corn, cheddar cheese and chives collide in these undoubtedly moist cheddar chive corn muffins. Serve warm with a little smear of butter is the sbsolute best way to enjoy them.

Bread. My nemesis. No really. I want to hate bread but I can’t. It’s just there, calling my name, smelling all gooood and just begging to be buttered! Ugh. I’m a total sucker for all things whole wheat, Italian, French, white or corn in the form of loaves, sticks, rolls or baguettes. I love them all!

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Since my Lemon Chive Pasta post I’ve been thinking about those chives that are growing in our non-garden. I couldn’t just let them sit there with the impending threat of the lawn mower or even worse, what if our dog chewed them up or (gasp!) lift his leg on them. So I was off with my kitchen shears to snip some before they were ruined, with every intention to stick them into these cheddar chive corn muffins.

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Go and get all your ingredients together.

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Butter a muffin tin. Heavily buttering ensures easy muffin removal.

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Chop up the chives and set aside.

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Next, in a large bowl combine the corn meal, flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and baking powder.

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Whisk until combined.

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Use your spoon or spatula to make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Next crack in the egg…

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… then pour in the Buttermilk and the melted butter.

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Lastly, add the corn and chopped chives.

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Gently stir just until combined.

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Then toss in the freshly grated cheddar and fold it in gently, try not to over mix.

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Then make sure there isn’t any huge clumps of cheddar cheese, small ones are cool… but not large ones… mmm k?

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Next, spoon even amounts of the corn batter into your prepared pan. If I had to guess it would be a scant 1/4 cup per muffin. Place in a preheated 400 degree oven and bake for 10-15 minutes. I opened my oven door to check on them… and I was slapped in the face with the delicious aroma of chive, corn, cheddar cheese and BREAD. I swear if I was on a desert island and I could only pick one type of food… it would be bread, in any shape or form. Period.

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Let the cheddar chive corn muffins cool in the pan for a few minutes before removing.

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If you need to, use a knife or offset spatula along the edge of the muffin pan to release the muffins. Then place the muffins onto a cooling rack or serve immediately with butter!

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I ate one right away… all I can say is yum! These were everything I hoped them to be. These must be served with lots and lots of butter!! Delicious!

Enjoy! And if you give these Cheddar Chive Corn Muffins a try, let me know by snapping a photo and tagging me on twitter or instagram!

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Cheddar Chive Corn Muffins

Sweet corn, cheddar cheese and chives collide in these undoubtedly moist cheddar chive corn muffins. Serve warm with a little smear of butter is the sbsolute best way to enjoy them.

Yield: 12 muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes

Total Time: about 20 to 25 minutes

Ingredients:

butter, for greasing pan

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/2 yellow corn meal

2 tablespoons sugar or honey

1 tablespoon butter, melted

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 whole large egg

1 cup low-fat buttermilk

1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese

3/4 cup corn kernels (thawed and patted dry if frozen)

2 tablespoon freshly snipped chives

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Generously butter 12-cup muffin cups and set aside. In a medium bowl combine the corn meal, flour, sugar, baking powder, kosher salt and baking soda.

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. In the center of the well; add the egg, buttermilk, melted butter, corn and chives. Mix just until everything starts to come together, then toss in the cheddar cheese and mix just until the cheese is incorporated.

Spoon the corn batter evenly into the prepared muffin pan. Place in preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until tops are lightly golden. Let cool in pan for a few minutes before removing them to a cooling rack. Serve still warm with butter.

Store the corn muffins in an airtight container for a few days.

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10 Responses to “Cheddar Chive Corn Muffins”

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    Chris's Gourmet Fashion — May 13, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Great looking muffins! I'm sure they taste as good as they look.

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    Brittany — May 13, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    YUM! These look delicious! I will definitely be making these! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    Amy — May 13, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Saw these in my reader this afternoon and made them immediately. They were wonderful!

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    Aarthi — May 16, 2011 at 4:42 am

    lovely recipe..i want one…

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    Shanghai Lumpia — May 16, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    I LOVE your step by step pics, it's very helpful. I am definitely trying out this delicious corn muffin. Please check out my blog @ http://www.shanghailumpia.com/.

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    Chanel — June 18, 2012 at 11:31 am

    I will be making these tomorrow for my Knitting Club meeting, but I will be putting bacon in them, instead of corn—i don’t want my corn bread muffins to be too corny. (hahahaha, i made a corny joke! hahahaha…..sorry). I will let you know how they turn out!!! 🙂

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    Leah — December 6, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Hi Laurie! I’m new to you blog and I must thank you for your sharing your recipes. I’ve made several of your recipes like the pot pie, southern chicken chili and this cheddar corn muffins. They’ve all been a hit when I served them to my family. My favorite so far has the Peanut Butter Nutella Oatmeal Cookies! I’m looking forward to creating more of your recipes!

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    Rita — August 13, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Just made these and they came out beautifully, thank you!

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — August 16th, 2017 @ 9:25 am

      I’m so glad, Rita!

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