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Healthy Corn Muffins

Bakery style healthy corn muffins that turn out soft, and fluffy, and absolutely delicious!

Bakery style corn muffins that turn out soft & absolutely delicious! We could not stop eating these! Full recipe:


Super Healthy Corn Muffins

We could not stop eating these things!!

My parents came to visit from Texas last week, which meant I got to spend Father’s Day this year with my dad. We ventured up to the roof of my apartment building and grilled portobello mushroom burgers, red peppers, and corn on the cob; and yesterday morning I used the leftover corn to make homemade corn muffins!

These muffins are perfectly wonderful on their own, and they’re also really good with jam, buttery spread, or—oddly enough—coconut butter. We ate ours with a veggie scramble and fruit salad.

*The corn muffins are also really good served with this reader-favorite homemade Lentil Soup Recipe!

Healthy Corn Muffins - Ingredients: 1 cup corn, 1/2 cup milk of choice, 2 tsp vinegar, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 1/2 cup... Full recipe: @choccoveredkt

I took the parents to my favorite ramen house for lunch, then we walked around the Mall and into a few of the museums.

It’s almost two years into my spur-of-the-moment move to Washington, D.C., and I still can’t believe I actually get to live here!

Chocolate Covered Katie

Anyways, back to the corn muffins…

healthy corn muffins


Healthy Corn Muffins

Healthy Corn Muffins

Total Time: 17m
Yield: 7-8 muffins
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  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (120g)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp buttery spread OR oil (or applesauce for fat-free muffins) (18g)
  • 1/2 tbsp white or apple cider vinegar (8g)
  • 2/3 cup corn, drained if canned (160g)
  • 1/2 cup fine cornmeal (75g)
  • 1/2 cup spelt, white, or Bob's gf flour (65g)
  • 2 tbsp sugar of choice - I like Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar (22g)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt


Weight Watchers points will be the same whether oil or applesauce is used, so I highly recommend using oil or butter spread (such as Earth Balance) if you can for a more buttery result and lighter texture. Healthy Corn Muffins Recipe: Whisk together the first 4 ingredients. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 F, and line a muffin tin with liners or grease the muffin tin. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all remaining ingredients and stir well. Once the oven reaches the correct temperature, pour wet into dry, stir until just evenly combined, and portion into the muffin tin. Bake on the center rack for 17 minutes or until muffins have risen and domed. (In baking, always try not to open the oven until you think the baked goods are finished cooking. Opening the oven to check too early can mess with both the oven temperature and any chemical reactions that may be going on between ingredients.) To prevent crumbling or sticking, let the healthy corn muffins fully cool before trying to remove the liners. The liners also peel off much more easily the next day. Leftovers should be loosely covered if left out for a night. You can also fully cover and refrigerate or freeze.

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Published on June 22, 2015

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      • AmandaM says

        hi – yup, i know. i was just wondering if you personally still used xylitol. i’m fine with figuring out the substitutions on my own and i do use xylitol. thx

      • Iris says

        Made your corn muffin ^^ it’s delicious ^^ made it with half of the sugar (date sugar) and apple sauce and instead of corn I put half of the measurement of a freeze dried sour cherry. It’s heaven

  1. Rachel says

    Katie you look gorgeous!
    The recipe sounds perfect for Fourth of July and thanks for the info on the sugars. I make that apple crumble in a mug recipe a lot but I’ve never tried sucanat so I’ll have to look for it!

  2. Fareeda says

    I am assuming that this is a savory muffin. Can I omit the sweetener? Has anyone added any savory fresh herbs, ex. parsley, mint, rosemary or oregano?

    I would really like to try this recipe. Thanks

  3. Maria says

    Super cute pic!!! Glad you had a nice Father’s Day wknd! Making brunch for my bf’s birthday this wknd, these corn muffins will be perfect with the tofu and black bean scramble I’m planning to make. Thanks for the yummy idea!

  4. Jules @ WolfItDown says

    It sounds like you had an amazing time Katie, and what a lovely photo 🙂

    Those muffins look divine 😀 Love the bright colour of them 😀 Perfect for any time of the day! I hope the start of the week has served you well 🙂 x

  5. Lauren says

    Oh my gosh Katie… This is seriously the best corn muffin recipe I’ve tried! I am completely in love… as are my parents and sisters. Yay! Thank you!!

  6. mark guncheon says

    Are your parents vegan? Heat didn’t get to you and your parents? I’m down here in Virginia and it was very hot this weekend.

  7. Parker says

    These look delicious I’ll have to try them! But could you do a recipe for black and white cookies? They are my absolute favorite and would love for you to give them a healthy makeover!

  8. easypeasy says

    Oh my goodness!!! These look and sound incredble! We love corn bead at our house but it’s hard to find a healthy recipe for it. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  9. G says

    You are stunning. I jack off to your pictures all the time. What a shame that your perfect body isn’t in the porn industry.

  10. angela says


    These muffins are fabulous! I love the texture. You are my favorite online food blog. Thank you!!!!

    Your neighbor….in southern Maryland 🙂

  11. cookiesfromhome says

    Love muffins.Also perfect tummy tickling recipe for kids,like your way of presentation.
    Well done


  12. Chelsea says

    These look delicious!! Can’t wait to try them soon :).
    I just moved to DC and will have to search around for that ramen place. YUM!

  13. rebecca says

    Thanks Katie, we love you forever xxx Pleased your enjoying Washington. Flooding here in the UK, but August is set to be a heat wave! ya

  14. Donna Briggs says

    All your recipes are delicious, nutritious and the ingredients can be found anywhere. And you make everything east to get into and everything is detailed. And the pictures are stunning. Your the best!
    Thank you, Donna

  15. Paula says

    Just made these for the second time tonight but instead of the corn added 1.5 cups fresh, local blueberries. So yummy!!!!

  16. kat says

    Hi Im trying to make a hard shell caramel coating for soft serve ice cream but the coconut oil will harden and the caramel remains seperated. I made the caramel myself then just blended in coconut oil like I did with chocolate but it wont blend like the chocolate Do you have any suggestions?

  17. ace says

    Ok I just made this without the corn and it was ok! It tasted a little weird because I used applesauce but I’m definitely making this again with coconut oil and honey!

  18. Kristin says

    Yum! I just made these with quick-cooking oats because I forgot to buy cornmeal . . . oops. It gave them a cupcakey texture that was pretty good! Great with chili.

  19. Kayla says

    Hi Katie,
    I’ve made this recipe a few times. I measure by the cups/spoons you have in the recipe and then weigh it to compare to the weight measurements you have. The corn is always off. When I put 2/3cup of drained corn, it is always under 100grams. I was wondering why would there be such a difference between the recipe type up and the results I get, I only make 6 muffins too. Should I go by the 160g measurement or the 2/3cuo measurement?

  20. Mar says

    Amazing!!! I just made these (1 tsp less sugar and 1/3 cup more corn) and they are fabulous. We couldn’t wait for them to cool down…

  21. Jessica says

    Katie, these are delicious! FYI, I used silicone liners, and these popped out no problem, no sticking, nice and hot from the oven. (I just had to try them, even though your recipe said to let them cool completely.)

  22. C. A. says

    Just doubled the recipe to make 16 medium size muffins.
    -Whole milk (sorry not vegan)
    -Canola oil
    -Whole wheat flour
    Added (to the doubled recipe):
    -Tbsp maple syrup
    -Tbsp vanilla
    They came out great! Really flavorful. Thinking they might be tasty with some tomato soup.
    Thanks Katie!!!

  23. s says

    Could these be made into cornbread instead of muffins? Would the time and temp need to be adjusted? And would a glass pan work? Thanks 🙂

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