Spoon Bread Muffins are lighter than cornbread but sturdier than a biscuit. Made with white cornmeal and buttermilk, they are a great with soup or chili.
I’ve loved spoon bread from the first time I tried it at Shaker Town in Harrodsburg, Kentucky when I was a kid. If you aren’t from the South, you may not have tried this. It’s pretty easy to make but takes a little time so I generally save it for special occasions. It’s kind of like a cross between grits and cornbread.
You can reproduce the creamy taste, but in muffin form, in just a couple of minutes and don’t have to stand over the stove stirring boiling cornmeal. These are much lighter than cornbread and would be perfect with a hearty soup or bowl of chili, but because they are lighter than cornbread, they are also nice with fish or chicken. They’re so quick, you can put together a batch before your oven pre-heats.
What to make with Spoon Bread Muffins
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Spoon Bread Muffins
- 1 ½ cups finely ground white cornmeal
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs slightly beaten
- 2 ¼ cups buttermilk
- ¼ cup sharp cheddar cheese freshly grated
- 1 tablespoon fresh chives optional
- Preheat oven to 425º. Grease 12 cup muffin pan with butter or cooking spray.
- Combine cornmeal, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Whisk eggs and buttermilk into dry ingredients, stirring vigorously until smooth. Stir in cheese and chives. Pour into muffin tins, fill almost to the top. The batter will be runny.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes until lightly brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes before removing.
Aunt Kathy says
These are wonderful. I haven’t made spoon bread in a long time, just too much work. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
I’m glad you are enjoying the recipes. Send me any favorites to try. I’m sure you have some great ones.
do i need to use white finely ground corn meal? would like to my yellow stone grnd., also need to make them in mini muffins for a benefit. can you help with my ???? i need pretty soon. thank-you very good recipes on your site!!! loving them. Joy Bandy
Barbara Curry says
Joy, yes, you can make them mini, you will need to reduce the time to probably about 10 minutes, but I would check them at 8. The stone ground corn meal will change the texture a bit but will work. Good luck!