Mini Cornbread Muffins

These Mini Cornbread Muffins are fluffy and flavorful! Enjoy them with a big bowl of soup or chili or on their own for a tasty snack!

Mini Cornbread Muffins with Honey

My love for all things cornbread runneth over.

While Paul insists it should only be served with chili, the chickpea and I will happily scarf our cornbread for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

I love it with soups, hearty vegetarian chili, creamy pasta dishes, and straight up for breakfast or a snack.

These mini cornbread muffins are cute enough to pile on top of your favorite bowl-o-comfort or for easy peasy snacking all day long.

Even better? They’re freezer friendly too!

Mini Cornbread Muffins

I made the mistake of putting a small basket of these mini muffins on the table last week and my kiddo must have thought it was a challenge because before I knew it, they were GONE!

I’m not sure if she’s a 6 year old or a bear.

serving suggestions

These mini cornbread muffins are fabulous dunked in a big bowl of vegetarian or classic chili, next to your favorite cozy soup, part of a barbecue or holiday spread, or enjoyed all on their own!

Slather fresh from the oven muffins with butter and/or honey. You can even get fancy by spiking your butter with cinnamon, cinnamon sugar, or pumpkin pie spice blend (YUM!)

For a festive fall twist on mini cornbread muffins, use my Pumpkin Cornbread recipe in place of the recipe below.

Mini Cornbread Muffins

These fluffy cornbread muffins get a boost from Greek yogurt and a wee bit of vinegar, which turns a measuring cup of milk and yogurt into a dreamy, creamy buttermilk in minutes! Thanks to this trick, I haven’t bought buttermilk in years!

Another trick I use is to place my mini muffin tin on top of a large rimmed baking sheet. It prevents the bottoms from over browning and keeps the muffins nice and tender. For crispier bottoms simply skip the baking sheet and put the muffin tin right on the center rack of the oven.

Mini Cornbread Muffins

Mini Cornbread Muffins

We love these slightly sweet and savory mini cornbread muffins! Recipe yields 36-40 mini muffins.
4.91 from 10 votes
Course: Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mini Cornbread Muffins
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 36 muffins
Author: Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 TBSP white vinegar
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup organic yellow cornmeal (I like using Arrowhead Mills)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F and move rack to center position.
  • Prep your mini muffin tins by spritzing with a healthy spray oil or rubbing with butter. Parchment muffin liners may be used if preferred.
  • Combine yogurt, milk, and vinegar. Mix with a fork and set aside to allow mixture to thicken.
  • Combine cornmeal, flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well and set aside.
  • In a large pan or skillet over medium heat, melt your butter.
  • Once melted, remove from heat and stir in sugar. Whisk until well blended.
  • Next, quickly add your eggs and beat until well incorporated.
  • Add in milk mixture and stir.
  • Next add your cornmeal mixture and beat until very few lumps remain.
  • Transfer batter into a large spouted measuring cup for easy pouring, then pour into prepared muffin tin(s).
  • I like to place my mini muffin tin on top of a large rimmed baking sheet. It prevents the bottoms from over browning and keeps the muffins nice and tender. For crispier bottoms simply skip the baking sheet and put the muffin tin right on the center rack of the oven.
  • Bake on center rack for approx. 15-17 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the center to test for doneness around the 15 minute mark. If it comes out clean the muffins are ready!

Notes

Leftover muffins can absolutely be frozen for later. WOOT! Thaw frozen muffins overnight in the fridge and warm in the oven, toaster oven, or microwave before serving. I like to spread mine with a little butter and a drizzle of raw honey. Warm and melty – yum!
Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 73kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 54mg, Potassium: 30mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 98IU, Calcium: 10mg, Iron: 1mg

If you get a chance to try these mini cornbread muffins, let me know!

Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

more marvelous muffin recipes

For some seasonal spiced muffins, whip up a batch of Pumpkin Banana Muffins or Pumpkin Spice Streusel Muffins. These Mini Coffee Cake Muffins also look amazing!

Have fresh cranberries handy? Try my tasty Banana Cranberry Muffins!

On a savory note, these Cheddar Muffins are spiked with basil and scallions and oh so tasty!

Jenn Laughlin Peas and Crayons Author
About The Author:

Jenn Laughlin

Hi! I’m Jenn and I’m here to help you eat your veggies! It’ll be fun, painless, and pretty darn delicious as I teach you to plan your meals around fresh, seasonal produce with a little help from healthy freezer and pantry staples.

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Questions & Reviews

  1. These look great. I’m planning on using sour cream. Do you think halving the sugar would impact the consistency at all? Thanks!

    1. Hi Kevin! LOVE using sour cream! Sometimes reducing the sugar by half or more can have an effect on a muffins moisture content and make them a wee bit drier unless you adjust another ingredient to compensate. I’d have to test it to know for sure but if you experiment before I get a chance to keep me posted!

    1. Hi Heather! They should keep for 2-3 days at room temperature, but since they’re mini I would try keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t dry out too fast. I find that warming them up can freshen up leftover muffins up quite nicely!

  2. 5 stars
    Made these tonight with chili and they were yum! My mini muffins were ready at about 10 min. I usually always have buttermilk in my fridge so my question is, can I just use a cup of buttermilk instead of the milk mixture or does the yogurt make it even better?

    1. So glad you enjoyed the mini muffins Erica! The yogurt-milk mixture is a smidge thicker than buttermilk but I would say you could totally interchange them to use up what you already have on hand. xoxo

  3. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! I loved the smaller portion – my children did not have the opportunity to fill up on the “good stuff,” before eating their dinner.