3.06.2013

Yellow Cakes

easy honey corn muffins

We have preschooler food fights.
I guess I am exaggerating... there is no fight.
I loose before it even begins.

I don't like - not at all.
I'll have a peanut butter instead.
No no no - not mine.

Anytime I can get Eva to eat something new...
I celebrate.
I might even do a little dance...
in the kitchen so she can't see me.

In my effort to un-box my baking...
I made these little corn muffins.
(sorry little blue box)

They were so yummy.
Moist corn-y and cake-y at the same time.
Crispy edges and soft middle.
A keeper.

You can top them with a little cheese,
diced jalapeƱos or tomatoes,
a sprinkle of brown sugar.

The best news...
Eva loves these "little yellow cakes."

Her favorite...
the sugar topped ones - who would have guessed!
Cornmeal counts as a vegetable right?

Honey Cornbread Muffins
makes six-seven muffins - double for a a dozen

Dry Goods
1/2 C cornmeal
1/2 C flour - 1/4 C of each all purpose and wheat
1/2 T baking powder
1/2 t salt

Wet Goods
1/2 C milk
1 egg
2 T oil/butter - I like coconut oil
1/4 C honey

Optional Toppings
diced jalapenos
diced tomatoes
shredded cheddar
brown sugar

Preheat oven to 400°.
Prepare muffin tins with a little oil or paper cups.
Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately.
Add wet mix to dry and mix until just combined.
Divide into muffin spots.
Add toppings.
Bake 15 minutes until edges are browned and top is golden brown.

5 comments:

Amanda said...

Yum! These look great! Pinning it :)

Emily S said...

Those sound great! I am hoping to do more of that this year...I've been slightly successful in that we have been using the crock pot more and more, but I'm horrible with the grocery shopping list!

Sandra Kohlmann said...

I have a piece of advice, which I got from an interview w/Mario Batali, long before I had kids. There's NO judgement here, it's just a little idea to help get Eva to be a more adventurous eater.

Anytime you are giving Eva a new food, or a new preparation of a food she's had before, don't tell her ahead of time. Just put some on her plate and give it to her. If/when she asks what it is, then you can tell her. It takes away some of the anxiety of trying new food.

Mario's kids eat everything, including crazy sea animals. C and V eat most foods we give them, including things that are spicy, have intense flavors, or are odd textures. It's worked for us. It could take a while for Eva, since she's in the habit of rejecting new things, but it might be worth a try.

Again, no judgement at all. I am fully aware that I got lucky in the kids who eat well department. On the other hand, I've been potty training my daughters for a year, and there are still accidents everyday!

Jennifer said...

my husband and i don't even know what to do when our daughter eats something new. the other night she had three pieces of turkey bacon and i could've died. we didn't even want to look at her so as not to jinx it :)

Kelly said...

We have been trying the "one bite to be polite" route...still not working out very well but I am keeping at it!