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The Best Cornbread Muffins Recipe | Friday Favorites #6

Happy First Day of Fall! I thought fall had started a few weeks ago because the temperatures had dropped into the 60s. I was just about to pull out my fall sweaters and all of a sudden it was warm again. Some of the trees have started changing color but it’s still overwhelmingly green and pretty hot around here. Either way, to commemorate the start of a new season, I’ve got one of my favorite recipes – Cornbread Muffins! – to share with you as well as a few Friday Favorites!

Cornbread Muffins Recipe

My mom was an amazing cook and even more amazing because the majority of what I ate growing up was vegan AND sugar free because of my dad’s dietary restrictions. One of my favorite meals and often requested for birthday dinners, was my mom’s homemade chili and cornbread muffins. 

Most cornbread recipes out there call for way too much sugar and the muffins basically end up being a dessert with the amount of sugar in them. These have a minimal amount of sugar but it doesn’t take away from the fullness of flavor or fluffiness in the muffins. This recipe is especially healthier if you plan on adding something sweet on top. 

As with any baked goods, cornbread muffins are best when taken straight out of the oven, split open and buttered right away to let the butter melt in. These are perfect with some jam or honey on top or you could do as my husband does and just break a few up and let them soak into a warm bowl full of chili. If you happen to have leftovers the next day, pop ’em in the toaster oven for a minute and they’ll be just as good as straight out of the oven.

If you’re vegan and don’t eat honey, just switch it out for cane sugar, rice syrup, or a natural sweetener of your choosing.

However you decided to eat them, these cornbread muffins are definitely a treat you’ll enjoy!

cornbread muffins

 

 

Cornbread Muffins
Serves 12
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
227 calories
30 g
2 g
10 g
4 g
1 g
82 g
212 g
4 g
0 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
82g
Servings
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 227
Calories from Fat 91
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
16%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 2mg
1%
Sodium 212mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates 30g
10%
Dietary Fiber 1g
6%
Sugars 4g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
9%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 Cup Yellow Cornmeal
  2. 1 2/3 Cups All Purpose Flour
  3. 1 Tablespoon Honey
  4. 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  5. 1 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
  7. 1 1/4 Cup Milk (I use original almond milk)
  8. 1 Cup Canned or Frozen Corn (Optional)
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat Oven to 375°F.
  2. 2. In a medium large bowl, mix together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt with a fork or a whisk.
  3. 3. In a smaller bowl, combine the oil, honey and milk.
  4. 4. Fully mix in the bowl of wet ingredients to the larger bowl of dry ingredients stirring until no large lumps remain.
  5. 5. Add in corn kernels if using.
  6. 6. Use a regular non-stick muffin tin and divide the mixture into the 12 spaces.
  7. 7. Bake for 22-25 minutes at 375°F or until just before the tops begin to brown.
  8. 8. Allow to cool for a couple minutes before removing the muffins from pan.
  9. 9. Enjoy!
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Friday Favorites 

Clothing

I’m all about the soft and comfy clothes and I’ve recently made some pretty awesome finds that I hope you’ll like too.

Aerie Leggings

I have been on the search for the perfect pair of leggings that wasn’t going to break the bank. I was getting desperate and I was about to start asking for recommendations but then I found these. They have a soft comfy lining, they’re moisture wicking, AND THEY HAVE POCKETS. Not little wimpy credit card sized pockets but bigger than my phone sized pockets. Super comfy and I love wearing them. They were 30% off when I bought them and though the sale has changed, you can pick them up for $25 a pair.

Aerie Leggings

 

Wren and Ivory Dresses

wren and ivory dress review

I bought this dress from Wren and Ivory a little over a month ago and I’ve completely fallen in love. It is seriously the softest fabric I’ve ever felt and it feels so incredibly comfortable on. I feel like it’s also the kind of dress I can get away with wearing year round so that’s another win. It’s a maternity friendly dress like many of the clothes sold by this online boutique so it’s good for the future as well. I love everything they post on their Instagram and website so go check it out.

Beauty

NYX Honey Dew Me Up

I use this as a serum/primer in the warmer months of the year when it’s too humid to use a facial oil but I still need a light moisturizer. A little goes a long way with this stuff and you have to rub it in all the way a let it dry for a minute before putting on your makeup. It’s a tad sticky feeling straight out of the container but when it soaks into your skin it feels moisturizing and is a great base for my makeup. I just purchased my second one so it’s an obvious recommendation.

NYX Honey Dew Me Up

NYX Lingerie Lip

I recently went on a hunt to find a good fall nude lip color and I decided to try out a couple from the NYX Lingerie line. I love the colors I picked out and I’m actually really surprised with the staying power of the liquid lipsticks. Lipstick tends to be extremely drying on me but this actually works pretty well for me and I love the colors – The two I have are Ruffle Trim and Exotic.

OPI Taupeless Beach

This nail polish is purple-toned grey nail color heaven. I love it for manicures and pedicures and it’s perfect for this time of year.

opi taupeless beach, fall grey nail color

 

Thayer’s Witch Hazel in Rose

I started using this a couple weeks ago in tandem with my Simple Skincare Micellar Water. I’ve been using this micellar water for 2.5 years as my primary cleanser. I tried the Garnier one when it first came out but I hated the formulation; it was too soapy feeling and left a residue on my skin. Anyways, I’ve been hearing a lot on witch hazel for the last couple years because of its healing properties and I figured it was worth a try.

Thayer's Witch Hazel

I haven’t been using it for that long but it’s already been a great addition to my skincare routine.

Hulu Watchlist

I’ve subscribed to Spotify for about the last 5 years and last week I received a notification about adding Hulu for no additional cost since I had a student membership (my sister uses the account). I guess they’ve created a special bundle with Hulu and it’s included in the $4.99 monthly Spotify cost. I suppose the point is to get you hooked and I think it’s going to work.

We don’t have cable and pretty much get most of our TV entertainment from Netflix. One of my favorite channels is HGTV so you can imagine how excited I was to see all the popular HGTV shows on Hulu! We’ve been loving Fixer Upper (Chip and Joanna are just the cutest), Beachfront Bargain Hunt, and Flea Market Flip. We also just started the most recent season of MasterChef which is also a favorite from a few years ago. They’ve got an awesome selection of movies and also old classic shows like I Love Lucy and The Brady Bunch.

This may sound like an advertisement for Hulu but I’m really just so excited about our new viewing options.

 

Lastly I’d like to touch on all the devastation that’s been going on due to the lastest hurricanes and it’s been breaking my heart to hear of all the people who have lost their homes, possessions and even loved ones. Puerto Rico especially is home to family members of some very close friends and those family members are among the people who have lost everything. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers and consider donating to a reputable relief organization as this is going to take years to recover from. 

 

What are some of the things that you’ve been loving lately?

Let me know if you make the Cornbread Muffins and enjoy them!

 

 

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Friday Favorites #5

Hello there friends! It’s been a while but that will all make sense pretty soon… but for now, I’ve got a quick catch up and some favorites to share with you!

In the middle of June we got a new kitten, Maisie! It’s unbelievable how much she’s grown in 2.5 months! For whatever reason her nickname is Maisie-Ella Mozzarella, she’s a bitey little monster who loves to terrorize our 14-year-old cat Shadow, and she’s got the loudest purr I’ve ever heard from a cat so I guess we’ll keep her. 😉

I didn’t get to do a whole lot this summer but Brady and I did get away the first weekend of August to go camping at Deep Creek Lake with my family. While we were there, we went to Swallow Falls State Park for the first time and it’s easily now my favorite state park in Maryland. It gives off a vibe as though you were in the Pacific NW, probably more so because we were there just after a downpour! Continue Reading

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The Perfect Valentines Treat

The last week has been a mish-mash of events, emotions and goings on but I’m really excited to share my favorite Valentine’s treat with you today.

Valentine's Day Candy Treats

This Week:

But first a quick review of this week. This last weekend was my father-in-law’s birthday and we had a special party down at Maggiano’s in DC. Brady and I are used to being asked to sing for basically any parties we go to so we prepared a few special little songs to sing for the party. Continue Reading

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Fresh Tomato-Basil Pasta Recipe

Since summer is in full swing, farmer’s markets have popped up all over the place, and our gardens are starting to yield, I decided it was time to share one of my favorite summer recipes.

This recipe is:

  • Perfect for summer
  • Light and fresh
  • Low in calories
  • Full of heart-healthy fats and antioxidants

This summer, I’m only growing a little pot of herbs because I don’t have my own space to plant a garden; However, there is a permanent little farm market close by where I was able to pick up some local peaches, zucchini and fresh tomatoes.

I didn’t like fresh tomatoes all that much growing up because the seeds and goop were a little too yucky for my picky self. As I’ve gotten older though, I’ve fallen more in love with the versatile flavor that they add to many dishes.

 

pasta-bowl

 

My mom and grandma used to make a version of fresh tomato topping that I decided to make my own version of and share with you today! This is a perfect recipe for me because I’m often in search of recipes that are cheap and quick to make. This dish won’t take you longer than 15 minutes to make and only uses a handful of ingredients. Continue Reading

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Special Anniversaries

So after enjoying a few days of pretty nice weather, it feels like winter outside again. As a person who loves being warm, this makes me very sad. I’m also sad when it’s an overcast and dreary day… which led me to this thought today: Would I rather it be cold and sunny or warm and rainy?

Give me a few minutes to think about that one.

Yesterday was a special day for me and the hubby. We were celebrating 6 years of dating. 6 y.e.a.r.s. It’s kind of crazy to think about how much time has passed and all the things we’ve been through together since that time and I’m just so happy and blessed to have him in my life. I can’t imagine my life without him and I don’t want to. We celebrated our week of healthy eating by doing the opposite and stuffing ourselves at The Cheesecake Factory.

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Lunchtime Yummies

I wanted to share a quick photo of my lunch because it was really that delicious! I cooked the sweet potato in the microwave last night and reheated it for lunch. I made a modified version of the farro salad last night as well and it’s exceeded my expectations. This was one of the recipes I’ve been looking at making for a while now and I think it’s going to become a regular for sure. I’d recommend trying it!

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