Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Savory Corn and Pepper Muffins (TWD)


This week's Tuesdays with Dorie (TWD) recipe was chosen by Rebecca of Ezra Pound Cake: Savory Corn and Pepper Muffins. These sweet and savory muffins seem to include everything but the kitchen sink! :) They've got corn kernels, jalapeño peppers, red bell peppers, and cilantro.



I love sweet cornbread and I love jalapeño cornbread as well. I've never had a sweet jalapeño cornbread, though, and I've definitely never had a cornbread muffin that is so jam packed with goodies before!



Dorie's Savory Corn and Pepper Muffins are definitely a colorful treat. Aside from the time required to chop up the peppers and cilantro, these muffins, like all muffins, come together in no time. Simply whisk together the dry ingredients and mix together the wet ingredients. Then pour the wet ingredients into the dry, blend thoroughly and then throw in the mix-ins.



After twenty minutes in the oven (or eighteen in my case), you've got some great muffins! These muffins actually weren't as sweet as I expected them to be. The amount of heat these muffins has varies depending on your jalapeños - mine weren't spicy at all. When I asked my mom about that (she had just made a batch of super spicy muffins), she said that often times she'll get jalapeños that are extremely spicy and other times they'll aren't spicy at all. So I guess if you really want spicy muffins, you'll have to taste test your jalapeños before mixing them in! I think next time I make these, I'll add more chili powder and for an even better flavor, some bacon. (Everything is better with bacon, right?)


These muffins are great with a big bowl of chili or some chicken tortilla soup. Thanks Rebecca, for choosing these muffins. If you would like the recipe for the muffins, you can find it here. Make sure you visit the TWD Blog Roll to see how everyone else enjoyed this savory treat.



* Recipe notes:
- Start checking on these a few minutes early. Mine were completely baked after 18 minutes in my dark muffin pan.
- While these muffins rise a little bit in the oven, they don't rise a lot. So fill each well in your muffin pan almost to the top.
- These can be wrapped airtight and frozen for up to 2 months. Rewarm in a 350F oven, if you'd like, or split and toast them.
- For more tips, click here.


40 comments:

  1. Yum! I think adding bacon would be a delicious idea. Love the picture of the inside of the muffin

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  2. I love a good chunky corn bread. I'm loving the colorful pieces on the inside!

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  3. Gorgeous pics! I loved this recipe and it definitely was a nice change of pace to make something savory for TWD!

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  4. Oh yeah ,a bowl of chili and these would be a very nice dinner indeed!

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  5. Your muffins look wonderful! I'm envious of the gorgeous rounded tops. Mine were flat...

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  6. These look great, I made Bobby Flay's corn muffins a while back that are similar to these. Bobby's were a bit dry, so I'll give this recipe a try.

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  7. As usual, your pictures are lovely. The muffins look great and I like the way you finely diced your bell peppers. I wasn't really thinking about it when I very randomly chopped mine up and it shows! Next time I will pay attention to what I'm using them for.

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  8. Yeah, I agree with your mom about the peppers. My grandma used to let hers sit our for a few days to get spicy. I forgot and left it in the fridge! Wonderful looking muffins.

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  9. YES, bacon does make everything better!
    ~ingrid

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  10. Oh Jaime,
    Corn muffins never look this delicious. With Jalapenno pepper and and tomatoes must be delicious.
    Cheers,
    Elra

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  11. WOW! Your photos are absolutely gorgeous and so colorful and festive!!! I want to come to that party! :)

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  12. Love the bright reds and yellows from the veggies in your pictures - great photography. Your muffins look great!

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  13. these look good. I would add some bacon pieces to them to make them more delicious !!

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  14. Your muffins look gorgeous. I love the prepped ingredient picture. So colorful!

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  15. These muffins were soooo colorful and good too. Yous look great. Bacon....hummmmm!!!

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  16. the muffins look so good. I add green chile to mine.

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  17. I have to admit... it is better to have left the kitchen sink out! LOL Hummm... a bit on the crunchy side! LOL
    Beautiful as usual, Jaime! Spectaculat colours on those pics!

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  18. bacon is a great idea. cheese would be good too I think

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  19. **Just as a heads up: I will not be able to comment on blogs as often now, during this semester, due to work overload (I'm stressed already) - PLEASE know that I'm still loyally reading, but just won't have time to comment. I hope you understand!!

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  20. They look amazing. Any tips on how to take pictures like yours?

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  21. they're beautiful, even more so since they contain quite a few of my favorite ingredients, not the least of which is bacon--definitely toss it in next time. :)

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  22. Your photos (and your muffins) are gorgeous. The colors are so vivid!

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  23. Your photos are awesome! Bacon would be awesome. Then they could be for breakfast with huevos rancheros or something, too!

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  24. Beautiful muffins! And you were expecting some approach besides the "everything but the kitchen sink" one? :)

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  25. Beautiful muffins! I love your photos--they really show off how well your muffins turned out!

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  26. Yours look so beautiful! I love your pictures.

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  27. Glad you enjoyed these! They look tasty!

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  28. What great colors! Your muffins look fantastic.

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  29. I really like savoury muffins compared to sweet ones and this surely looks loaded, good one!

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  30. Oooo love your close-ups! Let me check my corns.... he he. Seriously good looking colorful muffins. Glad you liked them. Mine turned a little orange from the chili powder. Did you use chili powder? We have found that the heat factor in a jalep can vary greatly. Surprising! Great work as usual.
    AmyRuth

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  31. These look great! I have Dorie's book (but not invovled in TWD) so I'll have to give these a try next time a make a mexican soup. Yum!

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  32. Love the pics...such nice colors! Wonderful job!

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  33. Lovely! Muffins look great! I love the photos too - makes me hungry!

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  34. So colorful! Your photos are great!

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  35. Jaime, thanks for noticing... Corbin's Santa brought new toys for his photograpic efforts and yes he is all about it. We have a Journalism school here at Mizzou and he is talking J school after HS. yea!!! Anyway, its fun to share with him. We're having fun. Thanks again for your kind words.
    AmyRuth

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  36. Love the bacon idea!!! I love how your muffins turned out...YUM!

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  37. Bacon is a great idea. I love the color in these muffins.

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  38. these look wonderful! i love all the color!

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