Thursday, October 8, 2009

Cornmeal Muffins

This recipe comes from my mother in law. Better known in our family as Johny Cakes. While my mom served faspa most Sunday evenings, my husbands mom would often make these muffins. They are a simple muffin we enjoy served warm with butter, jam and creamy honey.

Johny Cakes:
-1 cup flour
-1 cup cornmeal
-1/3 cup sugar
-3 tsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 cup milk
-1/3 cup oil
-1 egg

Stir dry ingredients together. Add the wet ingredients and beat just until all ingredients are blended.
Fill well-greased (I use PAM) muffin cups 2/3 full.
Bake at 400ยบ for 20 minutes. Immediately run a small knife around each muffin and pull out of muffin cup onto a cooling rack. Best served warm from the oven. Yields 1 dozen Johny Cakes.

23 comments:

  1. I LOVE these!! I always make them when we have a bacon/ham/sausage and eggs kind of brunch. I'm too lazy for individual muffins though ~ I just pour the batter into an 8x8 pan and cut in 12 pieces!

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  2. Wish I could be at your house when you bake.

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  3. No matter how I fix cornmeal bread or muffins my family always prefers the Jiffy mix.

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  4. These look just lovely! A really easy recipe you can make in a JIFFY:)...
    I must try it soon, as they look quite delicious. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. My coffee is brewing and I'm thinking one of those Johnny cakes would be perfect with some butter and honey. . .

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  6. The recipe sounds great.I smiled as I read about faspa,this is not a commonly used word anymore.We still have faspa regularly.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  7. Yumm. I'm always looking for ways to use up our cornmeal. :) This looks delicious!

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  8. Looks good. I make these with chili and soups sometimes adding cheese and green chilies.

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  9. I have been looking for a simple corn muffin recipe and this looks like a good one to try--thanks!

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  10. We too love corn muffins with chili and I will try this recipe. Sounds quick enough.

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  11. In our home, warm cornmeal muffins often accompany a beef stew with lots of root vegetables in it. Adding some cooked corn and green chilies to the muffin batter gives this recipe extra pizzaz!

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  12. My family is like Hip Chick's about loving jiffy corn bread, but I think I will try these anyway. They look really good to me!
    Leanne

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  13. Mmmm. Here in southern Alberta we are experiencing a snow storm. Yes a snow storm. I think a batch of these will help cheer -- and warm -- us up. I love Johnny Cake!

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  14. I am going to make these right now. I'm cold cold!

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  15. I love cornbread and muffins. We have a local cornmeal here, that I use in all my recipes. Found your site and love seeing all the recipes. I am on a special diet and love old fashioned recipes that I can make from scratch and modify.

    Debbie

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  16. I never knew what Johnny Cakes were before!! What a great side dish.

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  17. I love cornmeal muffins with honey or molasses! OH MY! Your photo looks scrumptious!

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  18. am really enjoy your web site only thing is to print it does't make the print go larger guess am doing something wrong help and have merry chritmas

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  19. My momma and I just made these and they are so lovely. We added raspberries and they melt in your mouth. Thanks so much for the recipe!

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    1. I use vegetable oil. Hope that helps. Enjoy!

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