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Monday, May 6, 2013

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cornbread Muffins

Chocolate Chip Cornbread Muffins Recipe - Gluten Free, Low Fat, Healthy

You know how they say opposites attract? I think that's definitely true. You see, I tend to be someone who thinks outside the box - especially when it comes to food. But Jesse? He likes to stay in the box - and not stray from what he knows. 

This difference has meant I've had to change what I call some things. I have one "Taco Rice Rice Bowl" that I make which is delicious - but if I call it a "Taco Rice Bowl", Jesse starts telling me I need a taco shell or burrito to wrap it in. So now I call it "Beefy Spanish Rice" (Mexican rice didn't work either) - or I just put it on the table - and it's a winning dish. 

The same goes with my Banana Polenta Muffins - if I called them "Banana Cornbread Muffins", Jesse wouldn't have touched them, even though that's technically what they are, but I gave them a different name and they're his favourite muffin. 

That's why these Chocolate Chip Cornbread Muffins became named "Chocolate Chip Polenta Muffins" in our house - and they were a hit. Put Chocolate Chips in a Southern man's cornbread and you're gonna have trouble - use a different word and they're licking their lips ;P 

Chocolate Cornbread Muffins Recipe - Gluten Free, Low Fat, Healthy

And seriously? How could you resist that melty chocolate? Mmmmmm

Chocolate Chip Cornbread Muffins (Or Chocolate Chip Polenta Muffins)
makes 10 gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free, low fat muffins

1 1/2 cups Gluten Free Polenta/Cornmeal
1/2 cup Plain Flour/GF Plain Flour (if GF)
3/4 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1/4-1/3 cup Honey/Maple Syrup* (depending on how sweet you like things)
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
~1/2 cup Water or Milk of your choice
~1/2 cup chocolate chips
Optional: I added in some ground flax to this batch for a little something extra and it was delicious! Feel free to add in whatever mix ins you feel like.

Preheat your oven to 180°C/355°F
Prepare your muffin tins or loaf/cake tin
Combine your polenta, plain flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder in a bowl 
Mix honey and applesauce, adding enough water/milk to combine all ingredients and form a thick batter. Mix through your chocolate chips until evenly dispersed.
Pour your mixture into your muffin tins/loaf tin. 
For muffins: Bake for ~15 minutes or until a skewer inserted removes clean
For a cake/loaf tin: Cooking time depends on the size and thickness of your loaf - in a small loaf tin, my mixture took ~30 minutes, however, keep an eye on yours!

*For vegan cornbread - make sure you use maple syrup (or a vegan friendly sugar/sweetener) water or dairy free milk and vegan friendly chocolate.

So tell me, do you tend to think inside the box or outside the box when it comes to food?

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18 comments:

  1. This is going in my 'to make' pile! Looks great! Your husband sounds a whole lot like my Dad - afraid of change! (:

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    1. Haha, he can be like that - especially when it comes to food! But I should give him credit, he's getting better!

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  2. I have been reading your blog and I was just wondering if your sister is okay? I noticed a few posts where you said she was having treatment and some saying she's not well.

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  3. I also don't know why it's saying anonymous! My name is Rebecca and I'm from Sydney.

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    1. Hi Rebecca!
      Yes, my sister is okay! She is currently in "remission" from her condition (though not technically - this is what they call it when she is not being affected by her condition) however she will have Wegeners for life and will likely relapse in the future (she is monitored every 3 months with blood tests and takes daily medications). Her last chemo was this time last year and she won't need chemo unless her immune systems turns against her again.

      Thank you for reading and being so attentative , you're so sweet!

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  4. We couldn't be more similar!! I love creative unique dishes, but my guy is really picky and sticks to the "classics." Love your sneaky synonyms -- I need to start doing that too!

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    1. Haha, definitely try it! What they don't know won't kill them ;P (unless it's arsenic in their food, hahaha)

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  5. oh yum I'm definitley making these :)thanks lady!

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  6. These look amazing!!! I am totally making these!!! Delicious!!

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  7. Yum these look divine. My boyfriend is a huge corn bread fan and will be begging me to make these :)

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  8. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Just made these muffins and immediately felt the need to comment. They were beyond perfect. I was craving chocolate chip muffins and cornmeal muffins so thought I would search and see if a recipe for combining the two exists and stumbled across your blog. I am so glad I did! Can't wait to make some more of your recipes. You've got a new fan!

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    1. Oh yay, I'm so glad they were a hit! If you happened to take a photo, be sure to send it through so I can add it to our reader showcase! xx

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  9. I just baked these and they are yummy! Thank you. I was tempted to add eggs because I used coconut flour for my 1/2 cup plain flour but I stuck with the original recipe just adding a little water at the end. They baked well with a few extra minutes at the end and were moist and with a nice crusty top.

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    1. Hey Rachel, I'm so glad you liked the recipe - and so glad it worked with your substitution, usually coconut flour tends to make things fall apart!

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