Green Chili Corn Muffins - moist corn muffins packed full of sharp cheddar cheese and green chilis. Perfect with cool weather soups and stews.
Need something to go along with all the soups and stews you're going to be cooking as soon as the cooler fall weather comes around? Well, do I have a recipe for you!
My moist corn muffins packed full of sharp cheddar cheese and green chilis are the perfect accompaniment for those recipes. They go great with most any soup, stew, or chili. Heck, they go great with just about anything. I served them with a hamburger and potato casserole just the other day.
Of course, these are just another variation on cornbread and who doesn't like cornbread? Corn pone. Corn sticks. Hoecakes. Corn dodgers. All good eatin' in my book!
How to Make Green Chili Corn Muffins
Prep the Pan and Heat the Oven
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray and place it in the oven to heat while you prepare the batter.
Measure the Dry Ingredients
For this recipe, you'll need just one mixing bowl and a wooden spoon. First, measure all your dry ingredients (cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt) into the bowl and then give them a quick stir.
Add the Wet Ingredients
Then add in your wet ingredients (creamed corn, sour cream, oil, chilis, eggs, and cheese) right on top. Stir until everything is combined, but don't overmix the batter.
I think it makes a really pretty batter.
Fill the Muffin Tin
Carefully remove the hot muffin tin from the oven and pour ¼ cup batter into each cup. This batter always makes exactly 12 muffins for me. It's very dependable.
Bake the Muffins
Place the muffin tin back in the oven and cook for approximately 20-25 minutes until the muffins start to show a bit of golden brown around the edges.
Cool Briefly Before Serving
When finished baking, remove the muffins from the oven and allow them to cool for about 10 minutes in the pan. Remove the muffins and cool completely on a wire rack.
Reducing the Fat
This recipe works really well with reduced-fat products. I often make it with low-fat sour cream and 2% cheddar and I can tell almost no difference in the taste.
Spice it Up!
The type of chili you use in this is completely up to you. My favorite is the canned mild Hatch chilis, but please use hot chilis if that's your preference. You can skip the can altogether and use a handful of chopped fresh jalapenos or serranos in there if you like.
Choose a Good Cornmeal
And don't forget to use a good, fresh cornmeal in this. Cornmeal can lose its flavor and freshness if it sits on the shelf for a long period so the fresher the better. Although I'll always choose white cornmeal, the yellow version is fine if that's all you have available. I've talked about my cornmeal preferences in an earlier post.
Be sure to store the leftovers in the refrigerator. They'll keep for three or four days.
More Cornbread Recipes on Never Enough Thyme
- Sour Cream and Onion Cornbread
- Lacy Cornbread
- Old Fashioned Cornbread
- Turnip Greens and Corn Pone
- Pimiento Cheese Corn Sticks
Cornbread Recipes from Other Bloggers:
- Skillet Cornbread from Tastes Better from Scratch
- Spicy Chipotle Cornbread from Love and Lemons
- Honey-Jalapeno Cornbread from Shared Appetite
- Bacon Cornbread from Leite's Culinaria
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Green Chili Corn Muffins
- Cooking spray
- 1 cup white or yellow cornmeal
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ¾ cup self-rising flour
- 1 cup cream style corn
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- ¼ cup canola oil
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
- 4 oz can diced green chilies or use fresh diced chilies if you prefer
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray and place it in the oven while you prepare the batter.
- Add the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
- Add the wet ingredients into the bowl. Stir until combined. Do not overmix.
- Carefully remove the heated muffin tin from the oven. Pour ¼ cup batter into each muffin cup.
- Place the filled muffin tin back in the oven and bake until golden brown at the edges (approximately 20 to 25 minutes).
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