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…

Full ingredients/instructions behind the cut.

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.

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.

Basic ingredients.  That’s the great thing about corn muffins, you’re almost always guaranteed to have all the ingredients.
Mix it all up now..
It should be moist, slightly runny, but still thick with the corn meal.
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.
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.
Time is up, oh look at these beautiful  muffins!
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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