Honey Corn Muffins

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Baked Explorations: Classic American Desserts Reinvented

Baked Explorations

By Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito

Published 2010

  • About

This muffin moment began for renato with a box of basic jiffy-brand corn muffin mix. The boxed mix, ever present in his college apartment, produces a simple and straightforward muffin. It is not revelatory. It is sturdy and sound. However, Renato also found that it is extremely versatile as a base recipe, and he set about playing with new additions to zest up the Jiffy muffin. He tried chipotle for a little smoky heat, canned corn for texture, and honey for sweetness. The honey corn muffin was the clear favorite, and he eventually conceived of a recipe that didn’t rely on the boxed mix. The honey adds a hint of sweetness without being overt, and the muffin is light (some would say more Northern in origin) without losing any character. Serve these warm and with lashings of butter and more honey.