Moist and Delicious Corn Muffins


The muffin gods have shown me the way. And so did Dawn at Vanilla Sugar. She posted a little while back about Chocolate Cinnamon Scones by Gale Gand, which reminded me that I’ve got one of her cookbooks in my ginormous cookbook collection.

It’s not that I didn’t like the book, but you know how it is. You buy a cookbook, read it cover to cover, earmark a bunch of recipes, and then forget all about them. So I went and pulled it from the shelf to give it another look and found her recipe for Featherlight Corn Muffins.

Holy mother of moist muffins (that sounds so wrong, lol!), these are P-E-R-F-E-C-T. Just sweet enough (I like sweet corn muffins, not tasteless muffin-shaped hunks of sawdust.) and so moist. I will never try another corn muffin recipe. Ever. I’m serious!

Featherlight Corn Muffins
by Gale Gand

  • 1 cup All Purpose flour
  • 1/2 C yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 C milk
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted (I doubled this recipe and used 4 oz Greek yogurt instead of 2 sticks butter)
Perfect Corn Muffins, nice and moist.
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350.
  2. Grease or line 8 muffin cups.
  3. Sift dry stuff together.
  4. Whisk eggs and milk in large bowl.
  5. Add a third of the dry stuff to the egg mixture, then a third of the butter, stirring gently just until incorporated.
  6. Repeat with remaining dry stuff and butter–don’t over mix.
  7. A little flour not mixed in at the end is fine (she says-but I always mix everything in, lol).
  8. Use an ice cream scoop, filling muffin cups half full.
  9. Bake about 15 mins, till risen, light golden brown, and firm to the touch.
  10. Let cool about 15 mins in pan.

Now take one and try a bite. I promise you’ll devour it and go back for more.

Do you hear that? It’s a choir of angels singing in your ear. They’re singing about the end of dry corn muffins!

What do you think?



  1. 5

    Sorry – I just followed your recipe exactly, but the muffins look nothing like your photos, and taste in fact like sweet hunks of sawdust. I think 1/4 cup is too little milk to use – my mixture was dryish when all the ingredients were incorporated, and that is how the final product turned out. Don’t hear any angels.

  2. 6

    I just made these. Next time more sugar. More corN flour maybe 2/3 cup and do 375.

  3. 7

    I like this Greek yogurt method texture is slight different but still good it’s a comprise I’m willing to make especially worth swapping a whole stick of butter.. Might even pack a little extra protein going Greek?

  4. 8

    I just made these corn muffins for tonight’s dinner. I switched the recipe up a little and used what I had, which was self rising flour and white corn meal, 2 packs of sweet & low, a few drops of honey, 1/4 cup of creamer instead of milk, 1 stick of butter and 2 tbsp of sour cream. I didn’t need baking powder of course but I did use 1/4 tsp of salt and two eggs. I followed the directions but let them cook for 20 mins instead of 15 and they turned out great firm to the touch but moist on the inside and they taste awesome these are the best corn muffins I’ve ever made!!!!

  5. 9

    I made this muffin recipe for my daughter’s co-ed baby shower over the weekend…they were moist but rubbery…almost like they were microwaved…I read the recipe again, as I made numerous batches….I used the greek yogart instead of butter…they were very dense and not light at all?