Fresh Corn Polenta Muffins

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Lazy August Brunch and Freshly Harvested Corn Polenta Muffins

Freshly harvested corn, mascarpone and a pinch of fenugreek for a very different take on polenta, in a hand-held muffin. 

Freshly Harvested Corn

A lazy week-end brunch in August. I can think of nothing I enjoy more than a European Brunch: Breads, Fruits, Tea or Coffee. 

Since it is late in August, corn is quite abundant here on the east coast. Some of the best polenta I have ever made, was made from fresh corn. 

Farmer’s markets in August, inspire me to buy more corn, shuck and freeze for a favorite recipe in October – Halloween Pepper Bacon Cornbread Skulls!

Polenta Muffins

But for breakfast/brunch? Too salty! And so, I created these lovely Polenta Muffins with just the right amount of sweetness. 

Mascarpone makes for a decadent substitute for parmesan cheese, and the fresh sweet corn doesn’t require much in the way of sugar to sweeten these muffins.

freshly harvested corn
Freshly Harvested Corn

Sweet Corn

When sun ripened, corn is deliciously sweet, I find myself planning for corn dessert recipes too. In fact, another favorite summertime recipe I make with fresh corn Corn Ice Cream. That’s right! 

The milky sweet juices extracted from fresh corn kernels makes for a beautiful ice cream, so you can only imagine how naturally sweet these polenta muffins are, with only a smidge of extra sugar. 

Fast. Easy, and will keep in the fridge for several days, or freeze.

Ingredients Needed

  • Fresh corn
  • Eggs
  • Corn oil
  • Mascarpone
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Fenugreek (optional)
  • Nutmeg

Equipment Needed

  • Food processor or blender – to puree the corn
  • Mixing bowl
  • Wire whisk
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Wooden spoon
  • Muffin tins
  • Paper muffin paper cups
  • Oven

My Muffin Madness Cookbook

Now that I’ve got you thinking outside the box about muffins, are you ready to try other creative and delicious muffin recipes you won’t find anywhere else?

Hot off the press this year: My Muffin Madness Cookbook!

My Muffin Madness Cookbook
My Muffin Madness Cookbook

Fresh Corn Polenta Muffins

Recipe by rdaumitCourse: Bread Muffins u0026amp; Crackers, Muffin MadnessCuisine: American FusionDifficulty: Easy
Servings

12

servings

Freshly harvested corn, mascarpone and a pinch of fenugreek for a very different take on polenta, in a hand-held muffin. 

Ingredients

  • Pureed Corn – 2 cups (fresh)

  • Eggs – 2

  • Corn oil – ½ cup

  • Mascarpone – 1 cup

  •  Flour – 2 cups

  • Sugar – ½ cup

  • Baking Powder – 2 tsp

  • Baking Soda – ½ tsp

  • Salt – ½ tsp

  • Fenugreek (optional but a delightful flavor) 1 tsp

  • *Nutmeg to sprinkle on top (optional)

Directions

  • Blend the first four ingredients. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Place in prepared muffin tins. Sprinkle the top with a little nutmeg.
  • Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes, or until tester comes out clean. Cool.
fresh corn polenta muffins
Fresh Corn Polenta Muffins
 

My Muffin Madness

 

In my family, I’ve always been known as the ‘Muffin Queen’. Out of necessity, I created muffins for breakfast, lunch, on the go snacks, sometimes dinner and a sweet yet healthyish treat for dessert!

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