Double Corn Muffins

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes: Cornbread—the type that teeters between savory and sweet—was the original inspiration for these muffins. I thought about the elements of cornbread that I love best: the tweedy texture from the cornmeal, the buttery crunchy edges, and the light crumb. All are present and accounted for in these muffins, but in a more elegant and memorable package.Posie (Harwood) Brien

Makes: 12 muffins
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 20 min


For the batter

  • 3 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 3/4 cups corn flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

For the streusel

  • 1 2.3-ounce bag of freeze-dried corn
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
In This Recipe


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, melted butter, and honey. In a separate large bowl, whisk together all the remaining ingredients.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and fold gently to combine. Divide evenly between the wells of the muffin pan.
  4. For the streusel: Pulse the freeze-dried corn in a food processor until it is crushed to the texture of sand, but not too fine like a powder. Add the rest of the ingredients and pulse a few times to combine.
  5. Divide the streusel evenly over the muffins and bake for 18-22 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool.

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Reviews (3) Questions (0)

3 Reviews

Azora Z. November 19, 2018
I can't wait to make these! Can cornmeal be subbed for corn flour? An ultra fine cornmeal, perhaps?
Author Comment
Posie (. November 19, 2018
Hm, I haven't tried this but I think it would be fine! What I would suggest is upping the flour amount--so I'd use 2 cups of AP flour and 3/4 cup of fine cornmeal. That way they won't become too dense. Let me know how it turns out!
Azora Z. November 27, 2018
Thanks, Posie! Just went out and got the corn flour after all ;)