Tuesdays With Dorie: Savory Corn and Pepper Muffins


This is the first savory Dorie recipe I’ve made, and I welcomed the break from sugar. (I cannot believe I just typed that.)

I made the muffins to accompany a roast chicken; I thought they’d be a nice change from our usual bread or biscuits.

They were easy to put together (although I must confess that I left out the spicier additions) and baked in exactly the amount of time they were supposed to. And they were, in fact, the best corn muffins I’ve had.

Corn muffins are not my favorites, but these were quite good: moist and buttery and flavorful, without that dry coarseness that you so often get. And even with the chili powder, they weren’t too hot for me (and nearly everything that makes any pretense of spiciness is too hot for me!).

The family was split: Husband found them “granular and tasting of baking soda,” but #1 Son loved the cilantro and buttery texture, and pronounced them “stellar.” #2 Son said “I don’t like corn muffins, but these were really good,” and he singled out the corn kernels for praise.

I guess I’d make these again if I needed corn muffins, but that’s not a need that arises often around here.

Go see what the hundreds of other Tuesdays With Dorie bloggers did with these. Rebecca of Ezra Pound Cake chose the recipe for us this week, and she’ll have the recipe at her blog if you want to try these savory little muffins yourself.

12 Responses to “Tuesdays With Dorie: Savory Corn and Pepper Muffins”

  1. Teanna Says:

    Awww I am glad these got great reviews! They look delicious!

  2. chocolatechic Says:

    These were fabulous muffins, weren’t they?

  3. Michelle from Baken Says:

    I loved these muffins. Glad half your family liked them :)

  4. Leslie Says:

    I’m glad these are your favorites! It’s always nice when the family likes them, too!

  5. Jennifer Says:

    Your muffins look great!

  6. HappyTummy Says:

    i’d have to agree with son #1–stellar! you muffins looks lovely–the detail in the picture is beautiful.

  7. natalia Says:

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  8. Carol Peterman Says:

    I loved these, but cornbread is in regular rotation on our dinner menus. I am with son#2 giving the corn kernels extra praise in these muffins. Yours look like they baked up perfectly.

  9. Sara@Imafoodblog Says:

    Nice job on the muffins, they look great. What a beautiful photo.

  10. pamela Says:

    The picture is very nice of the muffins. We enjoyed these with some chili, and it was great. The corn kernels were a nice addition to the mix, that’s for sure.

  11. CB Says:

    Mmmm I bet these were tasty with roast chicken. Glad the family liked this recipe! PS. Congrats on the new blog and domain! How exciting :)
    Clara @ iheartfood4thought

  12. Jaime Says:

    nice job! the best corn muffins – that’s high praise !

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