Thursday, January 10, 2013

Lightened-up Corn Muffins

We are almost mid way through the first month of the new year and many of us have already broken our resolutions. I tried to make my resolution this year as attainable as possible. Walk a little more, be nice to strangers, put myself out there more, and eat more natural, non modified or processed foods.

The latter is probably the hardest to achieve, only because of the very ready availability of said foods... I found high fructose corn syrup in BREADCRUMBS the other I have to make my own darn breadcrumbs too? Come On!

When it comes to the munchkins, we always feed them the best because their little systems haven't been destroyed by Oreos and Fast foods like me and the hubs... But it's just as important to take care of us that way too, so we can be healthy for them.  One really great thing about our move is that, just eating out here and there we definitely notice a difference in menus and healthy tasting foods. Which is probably why Colorado has one of the lowest if not the lowest obesity rates in the US.

Long story short...lots of the corn muffin recipes out there have a ton of sugar and a ton of butter or they have no butter and no sugar and taste terrible... The key to eating lighter is to actually enjoying it enough to stick with it!

So without further adeu-lightened up corn muffins

You need:
1 cup cornmeal( corn is a huge GMO'S factor so please buy organic and read the labels!)
1 cup flour...for an even healthier version, use whole wheat
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup  milk
2 large eggs
4 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 cup honey

Sorry the butter isn't pictured, it was in the microwave, oh and I happened to have a helper today.

Preheat your oven to 400 and get your muffin cups ready, I use reusable mini cups and a small brownie pan, that way we have a kid sized version and a regular way of being a little more "green".

Mix all of your dry ingredients in a large bowl and slowly pour in your melted butter and honey, whisk until smooth.

Add in your milk and eggs while whisking to incorporate. Your batter should go from thick and lumpy to thick and smooth.

If you are using mini cups, fill almost to the top so that you get adorable little dome tops. If using regular sized cups fill about 2/3 up.

For the minis, bake for about 10 minutes..regular size should be about 12-14 minutes and a 9x9 brownie pan is 15 minutes :)

Enjoy :)

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