Spicy Corn Muffins

Ingredients 
 

 

2 spray(s) cooking spray
1 cup(s) yellow cornmeal
1 cup(s) whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp table salt
1/3 cup(s) corn oil
3 Tbsp honey
1 large egg(s), beaten
1 cup(s) fat free skim milk
3/4 cup(s) uncooked scallion(s), chopped
1 medium jalapeño pepper(s), seeded and finely chopped (do not touch seeds with bare hands)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF and coat a 12-hole muffin tin with cooking spray or muffin liners.
  • Combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, combine oil, honey, egg and milk.
  • Create a well with a spoon in the middle of cornmeal mixture and pour milk mixture into well; mix until just combined. (Do not over beat.) Fold in scallions and jalapeno.
  • Drop heaping tablespoons of batter into muffin holes until each is about 2/3 to 3/4 full. Bake until tops turn golden, about 20 to 25 minutes. Yields 1 muffin per serving.

Notes

  • If you like your muffins really spicy, use the jalapeno with the seeds. For a sweet taste, omit the jalapeno altogether and substitute about 1/2 cup of finely chopped sweet red pepper in its place.
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