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Mini Southwestern Corn Pup Muffins with Fiesta Dipping Sauce


3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1 cup milk
1 ea egg, beaten
2 tbsp canola oil
1/3 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
4 ea hotdogs, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1-1/2 tbsp taco seasoning mix form a 1.25-oz package


Preheat the oven to 400° F.  coat two 12-cup mini-muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray.

Stir together cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, chili powder, cumin and garlic powder.  Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and oil.  Stir until just blended, then fold in the cheese.

Drop a small spoonful of batter into the bottom of each muffin cup.  Place a piece of hot dog on top.  fill cups with enough additional batter to cover the hot dog pieces.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until muffins are lightly browned and spring back when gently pressed.  cool slightly before removing from the muffin pans.

Serve warm with the Fiesta Dipping Sauce.

To make the Fiesta Dipping Sauce: 

Whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise and taco seasoning mix until smooth.  Serve immediately.

(serves 12)


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Zesty Orange Muffins

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1-1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup rice bran
1/3 cup sugar
2 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 cup orange juice
1/3 cup finely chopped orange
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 ea egg whites, lightly beaten
1 tbsp grated orange zest


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Spray bottoms of 12 muffin cups with vegetable oil, cooking spray/line with paper baking cups.  Combine flour, rice bran, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.  Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl; add dry ingredients.  Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.  Spoon batter into prepared cups.  Bake at 400 degrees for 15-17 minutes.  Remove from cups and let cool a few minutes.


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05/26/2010 Posted by | Muffins | Leave a comment

Blueberry Muffins

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2 cups sifted flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup blueberries
1   egg
3/4 cup milk
4 tbsp cooking oil

Sift together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.  Stir in blueberries.  Beat the whole egg, add milk then shortening. Pour liquid mixture into dry ingredients and combine quickly.  Put mixture in 12-unit greased muffin tin and bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

01/12/2010 Posted by | Muffins | Leave a comment