Monday, March 21, 2011

Savory Corn and Cheese Mini Muffins

In my return to work I have realized that it is less tiring being at work than being at home with Luc! Apparently he behaves well at day care and is 'helpful'. I need to find out what their magic is. In the short time it took me to whip these muffins together he managed to eat half a crayon, eat half a dog biscuit, pull the cat's tail, throw a tantrum and defeat the child safety lock on the dining room sideboard....all while I was in the same room and in a span of about 20 minutes. 
Oh least the muffins are mighty tasty! I've made them before but made a couple changes this time around and now they are even better. Perfect as a snack, breakfast, or served on the side with soup, these are great at home or in a packed lunch. I adapted this recipe from Top 100 Finger Foods: 100 Recipes for a Healthy, Happy Child.Suitable for munchkins 10 months and up.

Savory Corn and Cheese Mini Muffins

- 3/4 cup drained canned corn or thawed frozen
- 2 green onions, roughly chopped
- 1/4 plain yogurt
- 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp butter, melted and cooled slightly
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp corn meal
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/8 tsp paprika
- 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Add corn and green onions to a good processor or blender and whiz until chopped. Add yogurt, butter, maple syrup and egg and whiz again to combine.

Mix dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Add yogurt mixture to dry ingredient and stir until just combined. Stir in the grated cheese to the mixture. 

Spoon batter into a mini muffin pan, adding about 3/4 tbsp to each cup (the picture shows the muffins with a paper liner, but having tried both, I would suggest just using a greased muffin tin without liners as the muffins stick awfully to the paper).

Bake for 12-15 minutes until risen, golden, and firm to the touch. Cool in the pan.

* Makes 10-12 mini muffins
* These keep well in an airtight bag in the freezer for up to 3 months


  1. Tiago made this last night and we all (Eric included) love it! I am collecting a bunch of recipes that we can make for Eric that are healthy and yet does not seem like a meal. At meal times, the whole farm on the fridge eats the food on his plate and mom and dad too. He just loves role playing that he is feeding everyone. :) Well, I'm at ease if he continues to eat at least healthy snack-like food like this recipe. Thank you so much for your blog and for connecting me with other foodie blogs for toddlers. I hope working life is good for you and that you all find some time to visit us soon!

  2. I'm so glad you guys liked them and I'm so honored that you've tried my little recipes! I think there's nothing wrong with grazing, if like you said, Eric is grazing on healthy stuff. It's typical for their age group anyway since they run around so much and burn so much energy.
    Luc loves to role play with feeding too lately and likes to pretend to feed his doll and even wipes her face and's so cute.
    Working life is good, but definitely a change of lifestyle.


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