Easy cheesy cornbread muffins are whole wheat, naturally sweetened and made in just one bowl! They go great with soups and chili for a yummy dinner and can also be packed in a school lunch box!
This post is sponsored by Horizon Organic. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Happy start to a new week!
We had SUCH a fun weekend! M finally got the hang of her bike without training wheels and seeing the pride on her sweet face just fills up my heart. 💕
We also took the kiddos to their first NFL game and they LOVED it! Of course, I gave in and let them have some stadium food... normally, I'm a big NO on anything junk food or processed. And definitely no fast food.
As for me, I always get a roasted veggie + quinoa salad they have in one concession area. It's amazing. My husband says it's un-American but I just smile and dig in. 😊
The Panthers lost the game, but it was still a really good time!
Aaaaannnnddd… since Friday, we are now officially into FALL!
I adore summer but after Labor Day, I’m kind of ready to get on with it. Because I super duper love fall and all the leaves and sweaters and boots and pumpkins and chilly evenings. 🍁🍂🎃
And the soups. And the stews. Oh and of course the chilis. 😊
Do you know what goes great with all those warm, comforting fall and winter dishes?
You know what’s even better?
And how do you make it super easy and super fast?
One-bowl easy cheesy cornbread muffins that cook in about 12 minutes! 🙌🎉❤️
Seriously though, we make these ALL the time!
Cornbread is a long-time Southern favorite and I know plenty of families who grew up having cornbread almost every night. Cause it’s so easy and so fast.
Mine, of course, is a little lightened up. You know me 😉
It’s whole grain, naturally sweetened and just enough butter to bring out the richness. Plus cheese to up the flavor so we don’t have any dry, crumbly cornbread. That's never fun.
And I’m thrilled today to be partnering with Horizon Organic, who is committed to tasty, delicious products that kids love and moms feel good about!
I think my favorite part is that their shredded cheddar cheese is white cheddar. ❤️
You may know by now that it’s ALL I use (because cheese comes from milk and therefore should be white and not artificially made orange) and so those bags from Horizon Organic are a great go-to when I want some pre-shredded cheese on hand in the fridge for sprinkling on, you know, EVERYTHING!
We eat these cheesy cornbread muffins with our soups and chili of course — white turkey chili and pumpkin white bean chili are long-time favorites and hobo stew is great with these too.
But the kids also love getting these in their lunch box!
You can pack a thermos with some warm chili or soup or make a cold lunch of finger foods with some rotisserie chicken and black beans to go with the muffins. And some carrots and fruit on the side for a well-rounded meal. 👍
Notes on easy cheesy cornbread muffins:
- I used 2% milk, since that’s what we have for my son to drink, but you can also make these with 1% or skim, or use your favorite milk substitute.
- I usually leave out the corn. M tends to pick it out of the muffins so I just skip it. But it adds great flavor and texture if yours will eat it! You can use fresh corn kernels or frozen corn that’s been thawed. You could even try a can of Mexican for some extra oomph. 👌
- I use yellow cornmeal but you could substitute white. And I always use white whole wheat flour but all-purpose would work here too in a 1:1 ratio.
- We make ours mild but if you want a spicy cornbread muffin you could add ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper in with the dry ingredients OR add a finely chopped jalapeño to the batter with the wet ingredients and/or use a Pepper Jack shredded cheese.
Finally, you can also make this as regular cornbread instead of muffins.
Use an 8x8 inch pan and bake the cornbread in the oven at 425 degrees for 22-26 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
(You might also want to check out my Mexican cornbread for a fun twist.)
I hope you have a fall season full of delicious eats and some yummy, warm, cheesy cornbread muffins. 💛
Mmm, I think I’m ready to make some more already!
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Easy cheesy cornbread muffins
Easy cheesy cornbread muffins are whole wheat, naturally sweetened and made in just one bowl!
- 1 cup cornmeal (see notes)
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour (see notes)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup low-fat milk (2%, 1% or skim are all fine)
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 ½-2 cups shredded white cheddar cheese, divided
- ½ cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen, thawed (optional)
Preheat the oven to 425. Line a muffin tin with paper liners and spray with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, mix together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients.
Into the well, add the milk, eggs, butter and honey. Mix the wet ingredients together in the well and then mix in with the dry ingredients until just combined.
Add 1 cup of the cheddar cheese and corn, if using, and fold into the batter.
Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling about ⅔ full. Top each muffin with a pinch of the remaining cheddar cheese.
Bake at 425 for 11-13 minutes, until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean.
I use 2% milk, but you can also make these with 1% or skim, or use your favorite milk substitute.
I use yellow cornmeal but you could substitute white. And I always use white whole wheat flour but all-purpose would work here too in a 1:1 ratio.
If you want a spicy cornbread muffin you could add ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper in with the dry ingredients OR add a finely chopped jalapeño to the batter with the wet ingredients and/or use a Mexican blend or Pepper Jack cheese.
You can also make this as regular cornbread instead of muffins. Use an 8x8 inch pan and bake at 425 for 22-26 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 273Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 415mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 12g
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Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
I am almost ready to break out the cornbread over here too. Yum! Would love to have you link up for meatless Monday today
It's cornbread season! Yay!
Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness
I 100% agree!! I am SO ready for soups! I have never made cornbread. I guess it's not that big in Canada. But I would love to try it!
You must try it Cathleen! SO delicious!
These look perfect! I can only imagine how tasty they'd be with a side of chili on a cold night!
Thanks Luci! They are definitely delicious with chili! 😊
A great kid-friendly recipe that grown-ups will love too!
Yes - great for the whole family! 😊
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)
I gotta try these cheesy cornbread muffins! Thanks for sharing!!
Thanks Jocelyn! I hope you love them!
Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Love that these are cheesy! I will have to try them.
Thanks so much Serena! I hope you love them as much as we do!
These sound amazing! I can't wait to try making this recipe!
Yay, I hope you do Carolyn!
Honestly these are pretty bland. Will not make again. Can’t even taste the cheese, dry feeling in the mouth. Maybe just need to be dipped in chili or something w more flavor.
I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy these Sarah, I know that's disappointing. I do usually serve them with chili, but my kids happily devour them alone as well and love them. I wonder if the oven temperature or cook time was the issue and they got dried out - it can vary so much from oven to oven.