crackling corn bread muffins

What is the perfect side dish to the perfect turkey chili? I know. Some delicious Crackling Corn Bread Muffins!

crackling corn bread

Fact: These corn bread muffins are legit…and I really do not use the word legit. They super buttery, crispy on the outside, and fluffy on the inside. I think the corn kernels are my favorite part. And they are best served hot and fresh out of the oven.


  • 1 cup stoneground cornmeal
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp. of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. of table salt
  • 1 cup of frozen corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 6 Tb. (3/4 stick) of unsalted butter, melted
  • corn grits & kosher salt for sprinkling on the top of each muffin


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare a muffin tin with 12 paper liners.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. Then whisk in the milk, honey, melted butter, corn kernels, and egg.
  3. Pour batter into each prepared muffin liner until all the batter is used.
  4. Sprinkle the top of each muffin with some corn grits and kosher salt.
  5. Set the muffin tin on the center rack of the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
  6. The corn bread muffins are done when the edges are lightly browned, the tops are crackling, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Enjoy the southern-style goodness with more butter and honey if desired.

NOTE: Adding 1 cup of cooked, diced bacon would be amazing in these as well. If you decide to use bacon, change the amount of salt you add to 1/4 teaspoon.

xo sarah


4 thoughts on “crackling corn bread muffins

  1. Pingback: the perfect turkey chili | this abundant life

  2. These look perfect, could be in a cooking magazine 🙂 you are becoming such an kitchen inspiration to me…. I look forward to seeing all your fabulous dishes……

    My son is a lucky guy…

    • AWWW! Well I am a lucky girl to be able to cook for such a wonderful man with a big stomach! 😉

      I am so humbled to inspire you! Thursday night dinners blow me away!
      So…thank YOU for inspiring me. xo

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