Maple Cornbread Muffins

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I am not a vegetarian, I haven't even considered it. But I am a child of the '50s and having grown up in Marin County California, I am attracted to ideas of a different nature. Having been exposed to the colorful world around me at a very impressionable age, I came away with what I consider to be the best of it all. Vegetarian cookbooks seem to fall in that category, for me; a carnivore.

Also, they usually have great whole grain baked goods and main dish recipes that are full of vegetables. Both of these items, using more whole grain and eating more vegetables, are on my "bucket list" of kitchen changes.

This was another book I was able to pick up for a song, at the local thrift store. The recipe that caught my eye right away was the Maple Cornbread Muffins. We had these for breakfast this morning, along with bacon and eggs. The maple flavor is mild. Best of all these are good, they are especially good with raspberry jam!

They would also be great alongside a bowl of soup, chili or salad.

Maple Cornbread Muffins
adapted from: Horn of the Moon Cookbook
400-degree oven

1 c whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 c all-purpose flour (you may use 100% whole grain if you wish)
2/3 c cornmeal
1 T baking powder
1/2 t salt2 eggs
1/3 c real maple syrup
3/4 c milk ( I almost forgot this ingredient, you can tell; it is not in the photo!)
1/2 c butter - or coconut oil melted and cooled

Whisk together all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Beat eggs, syrup, and milk together, beat in the butter. Combine wet and dry ingredients. Spoon evenly into 12 prepared muffin tins.
Bake 20 minutes or until golden.

Makes 12.


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  1. I made cornbread over the weekend, but it was uninspired. This, however, sounds perfect. Thanks!

  2. They look pretty good and I bet the grands would like them.

  3. I love cornbread with maple! I wonder if I've made this recipe (I own that cookbook) at some point. Great job on finding a copy of that cookbook.

  4. I have a couple of vegetarian cookbooks that my mother has passed down to me (she cooks mainly old standards now...), but I don't think that is one of them. I'll be on the lookout for it the next time I go to a used book sale!

  5. I love maple syrup in the fall. I never thought of putting it in cornbread though. That does sound like the perfect accompaniment to another fall favorite -- chili!

    Joy's Book Blog

  6. I have the Horn of the Moon cookbook, too, and the one that came after (Beyond the Moon). I never made a lot of her baked goods recipes because of the whole wheat pastry flour that was hard to find and also she mostly used honey instead of sugar, which my family didn't like. This one sounds good to try sometime, though!

  7. Isn't it great when you find something wonderful at the thrift store?

  8. Melynda, I was reading through your post, thinking these cornbread muffins sounded pretty good. When I got to the bit where you said they were great with raspberry jam, I almost rushed straight to the kitchen and made a batch. The only thing that stopped me is that it's 10.30pm here right now, and a sudden urge to bake muffins at this hour might be viewed by others in the house as another example of "menopausal madness"!!

  9. I have this cookbook from "back in the day". I don't think I ever made these muffins though. Thanks for the reminder of a great book and for pointing out these muffins.

    1. I like her simple attitude about whole ingredients, and the muffins are good.


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