Snowmen Corn Muffins

I bought a silicone snowmen muffin mold last winter and never used it.  Today when cleaning out my crafts cabinet, I found it.  Immediately, I needed to make something! It’s December already! It’s December 3rd!  It’s chilly.  I want something sweet, but I don’t want to eat cookies right now.  Well actually I do want to eat cookies right now but I am saving that sweet tooth for mid/end of month.  I’m trying real hard, but man there is delicious sweets on every corner bakery.  I see you snowman cupcake winking at me, hey red and green glittery cinnabun smiling at me, oh hello gingerbread dancing at me! I love you all,  but I wanted muffins tonight.  Corn muffins! So let’s make some…
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Full ingredients/instructions behind the cut.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup flour
2 tablespoons, 2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk

Servings: 6 muffins
Original recipe comes from here with my ingredient tweaks on this blog post.

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Grease your muffin liners, or if you are using silicone bakeware, grease that too with a cooking spray (lightly).
In a bowl mix corn meal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
In a measuring cup, break egg and beat.  Then mix in oil and combine.
Add egg/oil mix to the corn meal batter.
Add milk to the corn meal batter. 
Stir everything until combined, spoon into muffin liners.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15-17 minutes. 
If you put a fork in it, you want it come out clean when it’s done.
Allow to cool (slightly – they’re always best warm!) then enjoy.

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Basic ingredients.  That’s the great thing about corn muffins, you’re almost always guaranteed to have all the ingredients.
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Mix it all up now..
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It should be moist, slightly runny, but still thick with the corn meal.
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Add to your muffin liners and throw in the oven…  Note: Alot of silicone bakeware says it’s not necessary to spray before baking.  I think this is a lie.  Spray it! It will really help with removing it when it’s done.
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Now you have 15 minutes, so throw on a bib, plop down on the couch and lick the bowl until it’s clean.  Your cats might eye you suspiciously, but don’t worry they do this kind of stuff too.
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Time is up, oh look at these beautiful  muffins!
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I know I said I made 6, but I already ate one.  They’re very good.
Have fun!  You could even decorate them with sprinkles, colored sugar, icing….

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