Stuffed Cornbread Muffins are packed with tasty mix-ins: corn kernels, chopped pepperoni, and chopped franks. Easy to make and delicious.
Buttermilk is the key ingredient that makes them moist, flavorful, and golden brown. Mix-ins add more flavor and a little texture. Sugar is optional.
These muffins are a variation of my popular Homemade White Cornbread. Developed it years ago (not the same as grandma’s secret recipe).
Hot cornbread muffins slathered with salted or unsalted butter. Drizzle with honey or maple syrup if desired.
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Stuffed Cornbread Muffins
- 1 cup white self-rising cornmeal mix
- 1/2 cup self-rising flour, sifted See recipe notes for all-purpose flour.
- 2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
- 2 medium eggs, beaten
- 1 cup buttermilk
- vegetable oil cooking spray Or, 3 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided.
Mix-Ins for 6 muffins. Use more or less as desired.
- 3 whole franks, precooked/chopped See recipe notes.
- 24 pepperoni slices
- 6 teaspoons corn kernels Fresh or frozen.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In medium-sized bowl, combine cornmeal mix, sifted flour, sugar (if using), 2 beaten eggs, and buttermilk.
- Stir together until batter is smooth. Remove large lumps by pressing with back of a spoon or fork. Set aside 10 minutes.
- Spray muffin tin (6 cups) with vegetable oil cooking spray. Or, grease each cup with 1/2 teaspoon of vegetable oil.
- Stir cornbread batter. Pour into each cup until 3/4 full.
- Add desired mix-in: 1/2 teaspoon corn kernels, 4-6 pepperoni pieces, or 4 sliced precooked franks. Cover cornbread batter (about 1 tablespoon).
- Reduce oven temperature to 375. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and knife inserted in center comes out clean.
- Serve hot. If desired, slather with salted butter, honey, or maple syrup.