Tuesday, January 13, 2009

TWD-Savory Corn and Pepper Muffins

This week's Tuesday's with Dorie recipe-Savory Corn and Pepper Muffins was chosen by Rebecca over at Ezra Pound Cake. It was a relief to have a savory, quick pick this week. A small break from the rich and decadent desserts!
You can find the recipe over at Rebecca's blog.
I decided to take this a step further and make these healthy corn muffins, well, at least a little bit healthier. I halved the recipe to start off with and made mini-muffins. I had to test out my new silicone mini-heart muffin mold a few weeks before Valentine's day, just to see if the muffins even ending up looking like hearts. Only half of them were baked in that silicone mold and the other half I baked in my plain old, mini-muffin silicone mold.
I also replaced half of the melted butter with plain yogurt and increased the amount of corn and chopped red bell pepper. I omitted the jalepeno and used a whole egg, instead of just the yolk. I also used reduced-fat buttermilk and reduced the sugar by half. I really didn't want a sweet cornbread taste with all the other savory components that were going on in these little guys.
Overall, we liked them. Perfect size to pop in your mouth. We enjoyed them for an afternoon snack. To see what the other TWDer's did with this recipe, go check out the Tuesday's with Dorie blogroll. And don't forget to come back next week because yours truly- yes, me- I chose next week's recipe!


Coming Tomorrow- Beet Risotto with Roasted Asparagus

27 comments:

Marie said...

Oh your little muffins are so cute MaryAnn!! I love them! I can't wait to bake the cake you have chosen for next week!!

HoneyB said...

They look great!

Pamela said...

I'm excited to make the recipe you chose, Mare! The mini muffins are really cute. How do you like baking in silicone? Just curious...

Cathy said...

I love the hearts, Mary Ann! You'll have some fun with those around Valentine's Day. Your muffins look great -- love the healthy modifications you made! Can't wait for your recipe next week!

Jessica said...

I did the 1/2 yogurt and whole egg thing too -- I thought it worked out just fine. The hearts are too cute, I love them.

Maria said...

I love the healthy subs you made!

Sabrina said...

Great ideas for healthy substitutions! Good Job!

Leslie said...

I *heart* your heart muffins! Adorable! Making these a little healthier is a great idea. I'm glad you liked the result!

TeaLady said...

Your muffins are adorable. Heart Shaped and Heart Healthy (well, sorta) Great job. Thanks for the heads up and making them healthier.

chocolatechic said...

Your hearts are adorable.

ecrunner said...

They sound so delicious and just by looking at the pictures I want to eat them all up! Great job; I love jalapenos!

pinkstripes said...

Your muffins look great! I love the substitutions you made.

Jamie said...

Beautiful Muffins!

Peggy said...

cute cute cute! and your substitutions sound great!

Tammy said...

cute little muffins.

n.o.e said...

I used the yogurt too, but not quite half. I'm pretty sure I used egg substitute, but I didn't make a note of it. Love your minis. I made full size because I have silicone molds for that size but not for minis! Makes it do easy, don't you think?

I made "your" recipe yesterday, and let's just say that "surprise" was a common event in my kitchen while I was working on it!

Rebecca said...

Oh, good ideas for making these healthier! Look at those hearts! Adorable.

Engineer Baker said...

Those hearts are adorable, and I think yogurt sounds wonderful in these. I made minis, but it didn't really help with portion control :)

What's for Supper? said...

Awesome. And I can't wait for next week!

The Blonde Duck said...

I never heard of replacing butter with yogart. That's a cool tip!

Aggie said...

Oh I really like these!! What a great flavor for muffins!!

Cooking for Comfort by Jennifer said...

What delightful muffins! Weren't they AWESOME?

The Food Librarian said...

Totally sooooo cute! Yummy! I could eat these like popcorn!

Teanna said...

Great adjustments to make them healthier! And I need to invest in a mini muffin pan so I can have my treats and not feel (too) guilty! They look fantastic!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

cute, little and golden--they look great! (ps: i've already made your cake for next week, and it was fabulous!)

Jules Someone said...

Cute muffins! I can never get those silicon pans to work.

kim said...

aww, i heart the mini-heart muffins :) so cute! glad you liked them.