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Delicious, savory, and moist cornmeal muffins. Serve with a hearty stew or chili, such as Winter Chili with Collard Greens. Adapted from Moosewood Restaurant New Classics.


  • 1 cup organic cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached white flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp granulated, organic sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded, organic Cheddar cheese
  • 2 organic, cage-free eggs
  • 1/2 cup organic canola oil
  • 1 1/4 cups skim, organic milk
  • 4-6 oz canned, diced green chilies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a standard 12-cup muffin tin by coating the cups with cooking spray or lining them with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Stir in the cheese. In a separate bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Stir in the oil, milk, and green chilies.
  3. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid mixture. Stir just to combine without over mixing.
  4. Spoon about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of batter into each muffin cup.
  5. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until golden brown and a knife inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cook on a rack.