Sweet Cornbread Muffins

Jan 13 2016

by Tamara Eckles

Cornmeal is a staple in most southern kitchens.  Growing up my family used cornmeal for savory corn bread, sweet corn bread (my favorite) and as a batter to fry fish. Not one person in my family didn’t have a supply of cornmeal stashed in their pantry.

Although the corn bread muffin isn’t very fancy, it’s a really good muffin and serves as a perfect side dish for most southern meals. These are also perfect alongside a warm bowl of chili or vegetable soup during these cold winter days.


Sweet Cornbread Muffins



Sweet Corn Muffins

makes 6 large muffins or 12 standard sized muffins


1 1/2 cup self rising cornmeal

1 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup buttermilk

1 large egg

1/3 cup vegetable oil



In a large bowl add the dry ingredients; self-rising cornmeal, flour, sugar. In another bowl whisk together the buttermilk, egg and vegetable oil. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients until combined. In a well oiled muffin tin with a ice cream scoop or tablespoon, fill your muffin cups until half full. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. If you are baking the larger muffins, you will have to increase your baking time by 5-10 minutes. Just keep checking the muffins so you don’t over bake them. Once done, cool and enjoy plain, with a drizzle of honey or butter!


Tamara Eckles is a baker, blogger and radio host. She is the founder of Jem of the South, the place where you “Discover Something Sweet!” Join her adventures in baking on her blog and follow her on Instagram and Facebook!


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Tamara Eckles is a dessert enthusiast who has a love for dessert and business plain and simple. Tamara married her love of desserts which includes 20 years of baking experience and her love of entrepreneurship to start her popular media company, Jem of the South, the place where you “Discover Something Sweet”. Jem of the South is the home of Jem Radio, a monthly on-line radio show highlighting small business owners in the dessert industry, Rare Jems TV and Jem of the South Events and Workshops. She is also the author of the e-book ” 7 Sweet Recipes for Dessert Business Success” as well as two dessert guides. Tamara is becoming a go to resource for discovering sweet dessert businesses and dessert trends. Join her on her mission as she “Discovers Something Sweet!”.

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