October 18, 2012

{SavourTheSeason} Day 18: Cinnamon Sugar Cornbread Muffins

While we will often enjoy these as an easy breakfast with yogurt and fruit, our favourite way to enjoy fresh cornbread muffins is as an afternoon snack with tea. My kids love to sit and nibble their slightly sweet, buttered muffins while sipping red rooibos tea from grown-up breakable mugs.

Cream together:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Add and mix:
  • 2 eggs
Then add:
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
Mix dry ingredients into creamed mixture while adding:
  • 1/2 cup milk

In a small bowl, make Cinnamon sugar by combining:
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon

Grease a muffin tin and divide half of the batter between the 12 greased muffin cups. Sprinkle each muffin with about a 1/2 tsp of cinnamon sugar.  Top muffins with the remaining batter, and then another 1/2 tsp of cinnamon sugar.

Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15-18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out crumbly but not gooey.

Let cool in pan for a couple minutes, and then serve warm with butter and tea.

[This is day 18 in a 31 day series about celebrating autumn. Click here for more Autumn recipes and ideas!]


  1. Yum! I'm back home in Sicily after a wonderful month-long break in the States enjoying fall, and so now I need to keep cooking and crafting to remember the season. The leaves that fall from the tress here are different... and don't turn red.

  2. This is now on the schedule for snacks this afternoon because I can not wait until tomorrow's breakfast. Looks and sounds fabulous.

  3. In the oven right now! And, BTW, my oven is in Lyon, France. <3

  4. I am sooo looking forward to trying this recipe Thank you!
    I've been keeping current with both your blogs (and gone back and read from your beginnings), you're such an inspiration.
    As a South African living here in the states, as I read your post today I just had to giggle, and I needed one.
    Rooibos translated word for word is red bush, so as per your above it would read red red bush ;)
    Thank Thank you. x

  5. Made these for an afternoon snack today - in Hamilton, New Zealand - they are divine! I only wish real maple syrup wasn't so expensive here so I could use that. Honey worked well though. Thanks for a fab recipe!

  6. I still love your blog, thanks for the recipe, we're going to try it right now!

  7. Hello, can I ask if I could substitute almond meal for the cornmeal? I grew up with Rooibos in South Africa and now my children love it here in Australia. Love that you enjoy it in your country.

    1. Hmmm...I'm not sure. Almond meal has a very different texture than cornmeal, but you could certainly try it. What's the worst that could happen? :)


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