Sweet Corn Muffins

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If there’s one food Indiana is known for, it’s corn. Though I’m not a native, I’ve learned to appreciate it just as well as any Hoosier (the official title for someone from Indiana, for those of you outside Midwestern America!).

These muffins are a great way to use the corn that’s available at the markets in Indiana these days. When baked, the sweet corn kernels add a burst of sweetness to each bite – and some cheddar cheese adds just a hint of savory flavor.

We made them for the following summer meal with friends — and they were so tasty, we know they’ll make several appearances as we move into early fall as well!

Watermelon Gazpacho 
Tomato and Basil Soba Noodles 
Sweet Corn Muffins
Green Salad
Blueberry and Sweet Corn Sundae 

Try these as a great item for a meal with friends or family the upcoming Labor Day holiday!  These Blueberry Tartlettes  are also another one of our favorite new items to bring to a gathering.

Hope you have a great Labor Day! We’ll be enjoying avoiding labor by spending time with family and friends :)


Sweet Corn Muffins

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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Yield: 12 muffins


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 cups sweet corn (3 ears corn)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Liberally grease a muffin tin.
  2. Cut the corn kernels off of 3 ears corn.
  3. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients above together (using 3 tablespoons honey for a bit sweeter taste).
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  5. Serve with butter and honey. Store in the refrigerator.



  • Reply
    August 29, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    It’s 10:25 pm and I’m seeing this post. I have a giant vat of three bean chili in the fridge.. is it too late to make some of these to accompany the chili for the rest of the week?! Looks great!

    • Reply
      August 30, 2012 at 11:21 am

      Haha! Never too late, I say.

  • Reply
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    August 30, 2012 at 6:52 am

    I love sweet corn muffins, but haven’t made them myself! These sound awesome!

  • Reply
    JC Marc
    August 30, 2012 at 11:13 am

    These sound delicious. Love the menu.

    • Reply
      August 30, 2012 at 11:20 am

      Thanks! It was quite a delicious meal :)

  • Reply
    Lori @ forkful of freedom
    August 31, 2012 at 7:41 am

    This past week I was craving cornbread, so I pulled out my trusty pumpkin cornbread muffin recipe. After pulling them out of the oven, I couldn’t help but think, “This is a fall recipe and it is clearly still summertime outside.” You have solved by dilema. Looking forward to trying out this recipe!

  • Reply
    Clem @ clementinecuisine
    September 2, 2012 at 6:54 am

    These sound like the perfect antidote to a gray Sunday…

  • Reply
    Bernadette @ B3HD
    September 22, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Interesting. I don’t think anywhere in the south is known for corn, but I think of corn muffins as very southern comfort food. My granny used to always make them for us and she was as southern as they come (smile). Definitely trying this recipe

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