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Looking for an easy sweetcorn muffins recipe that the kids will actually eat? This is the recipe for you.
The bite sized muffins are perfect for little hands and with the super easy recipe they can be made in minutes. Great as an on the go breakfast or perfect to pack in the school lunchbox.
This recipe will become a family favorite.
Having little people in the house means constantly having to find snacks to feed them with.
As tempting as it is to grab the first bit of convenience food you can find, it’s not healthy to feed the kids all those type of snacks and it’s certainly not great on the household budget to keep buying them.
Preparing your own snacks is certainly the way to go and having the freezer stacked with a few different goodies means that you always have something on hand to feed the hungry crowd.
Ok, so a couple of kids might not exactly be a crowd, but it sure can feel like it when you have one crawling up your leg and the other constantly saying “mom, I’m hungry!”.
The Perfect After School Pick Me Up
Picture the scene.
The school pick up is complete. You have walked in through the door and not even had enough time to take off your shoes when all of a sudden hunger strikes all the kids at the exact same time.
It’s as if walking through the front door unlocks this hunger monster that needs to be fed immediately. Failing to do so results in an uncontrollable monster with only one thing on it’s mind and that’s food!
I know this is not a scenario limited to just me.
However if you have no idea what I’m talking about, please let me know what is it that you do to create happy, content and hunger free kids at 3.30pm every day as I would LOVE to know your secret!
So, the only solution seems to be to spend a few minutes in the kitchen, whipping up some delicious treats that are not full of sugar and turn the hungry monsters into hyper monsters.
Sure, fruit is a great ‘go to’ option, but I find my kids get bored with it and are always looking for something new and exciting to keep their interest.
Get In And Out Of the Kitchen Quick
You know that I don’t like to spend a lot of time baking. I am not one of those mom’s who delights in it. I am a “get in and get out” kind of mom, the quicker the better.
So seriously, if these muffins were not SUPER EASY to make, I wouldn’t be making them!
I know where my strengths lie and it’s not in baking, but if something is quick and easy then I’m willing to give it a crack.
I made these muffins whilst my 1 year old was eating his lunch. It’s a great use of time.
I keep telling my hubby that I will become a “proper mom” one day and he will return home from work with an array of freshly baked goodies waiting for him.
Today however is not that day.
Today is just about feeding the crowd the easiest, quickest and healthiest way possible.
I made these muffins with sweetcorn pieces but you could also easily substitute that for creamed corn.
Likewise you could substitute the corn for anything you like.
You could turn them into bacon muffins, or pumpkin muffins, or whatever you have in the kitchen at the time!
My son however is at the age where he likes to pick apart his food as he is eating it, so he delighted in picking out the individual corn pieces.
The Easiest Sweetcorn Muffin Recipe
So what’s in these muffins I hear you cry?
Sweetcorn and cheese.
That’s pretty much it!
Throw in some flour, eggs, butter and milk and your good to go.
Mix it all together in one bowl (which is just how all good baking should be), spoon into some muffin cases and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
- 1 /2 cups (175g) Self Raising Flour
- 90g butter (melted)
- 2 eggs
- 2 x 125g of corn (or creamed corn)
- 1/2 cup (50g) shredded cheese
- 1/3 cup ( 80ml) milk
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives (if desired)
- Preheat oven to 200C/400F
- Line a mini muffin tray with cases
- Melt butter in a pan
- Mix flour, butter, eggs, milk, cheese and chives in a bowl
- Divide mixture into muffin cases
- Bake muffins for 15 minutes.
- Let the muffins stand for 5 minutes and then turn onto a wire rack to cool.
Tip: The muffins can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days or frozen for 1 month.
Now you can be prepared for the next rush of hungry monsters and whip these up before the kids get home.
If there is any left you can put them in their lunch box the following day (but you might need to make a double batch as the kids are going to gobble these up).
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