Herb Corn Muffins

Adding a few ingredients to an unassuming box of corn muffin mix creates an easy side dish. Try these Herb Corn Muffins on the side of your favorite chili, turkey dinner, or even for breakfast.

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My love and nostalgia for Jiffy Corn Muffin mix is well documented. I had a chance to call the CEO to learn more about the company. The easy-going nature of the leader of this iconic brand made me love the product more in a way that my usual style of “seasonal and lets see what’s at the farmer’s market” style of cooking can’t explain.

At the same time, I can’t help but try to dress up a classic recipe a little bit. The blank slate that corn muffins offer make them the perfect vessel for any leftover herbs you have laying around. I happened to have parsley and oregano (leftover from making this Turkey Roulade and the Roasted Delicata Squash with Herb Pesto), so in they went! Tarragon, dill, or basil would also be great in this recipe. For additional texture, I added some fresh corn. If you plan to make this recipe at a time when fresh corn isn’t available, frozen corn would also work well in this recipe.

The traditional recipe makes 6 muffins, but adding the corn and herbs stretches the batter to 8 standard-size muffins. For baking, I use these silicone muffin molds. Living in a tiny space means each kitchen purchase has to be thoughtful, so I liked that these can be stacked and that I can just throw them in the dishwasher to clean (they fit great on the top rack!) If you like, you can just grease your muffin tin or mold with butter or oil, but I always seem to get better results with paper liners.

Herb Corn Muffins

Course: Side Dish
Type: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 muffins
Calories: 140 kcal

Adding a few ingredients to an unassuming box of corn muffin mix creates an easy side dish. Try these Herb Corn Muffins on the side of your favorite chili, turkey dinner, or even for breakfast. 

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What to Do

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F and line a muffin tin or silicon mold with 8 paper liners.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the Jiffy, milk, and egg (basically the first step on the package instructions).
  3. Gently fold in the corn and herbs and mix until they are incorporated into the batter.
  4. Let the batter rest in the mixing bowl for at least 10 minutes.
  5. Fill each muffin cup about ⅔ full. With the addition of the herbs and corn, you should get about 8 standard muffins.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minute, until the muffins are slightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before removing them from the muffin tin or silicon mold.

If you’re looking for more jazzed up cornbread recipes, check out this Cornbread with Apples, Cheddar, and Sage!

5 Comments

  1. I never met a cornbread that I didn’t like. Loving this herbed option!

  2. Such a classic brand. That’s very cool that you were able to speak to their CEO. Sounds like a nice guy. Love the addition of fresh herbs in these muffins!

  3. So simple and delicious! I love that you can use a box of Jiffy to make so many yummy things!

  4. Yum! Definitely such a great use for leftover fresh herbs. These would look incredible on my holiday table.

  5. YUM! These muffins look so delicious and I love how easy they are to make!

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