Onion Crunch Corn Muffins #MuffinMonday

Onion Crunch Corn Muffins flavor up ordinary corn muffins into extraordinary bites  topped with a crunchy onion  topper.

Onion Crunch Corn Muffins

Onion Crunch Corn Muffins

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Onion Crunch Corn Muffins is my recipe of the day with the blogging group Muffin Monday. We get  together on the last Monday of the month  to share the muffins we’ve made  during the month.

I’m starting off 2021 with some muffins I made to go with a pot of ham and beans for New Years. Digging around in the pantry I spied a can of those Durkee/French’s onions and thought they might make a nice crunchy topping for them. And I was right.

Onion Crunch Corn Muffins

I’ve  made muffins before with onions  in the  batter but this time put them on top.  As well, I have seasoned the batter  with some onion,  garlic and chives for extra oomph.

I’ve  always been warned jokingly  by  the  mother hens of my life to avoid onions if I “had a hot date” (this was before I was married). In this case I’d have to shrug it off because you definitely don’t want to go on  a date after a bowl of beans. Ahem.

I  might  even jokingly  say that eating a nice bowl of soup beans and oniony muffins might scare away another year like the one we just got rid of. But these muffins aren’t so offensive with aroma anyway. Probably as much as one of those onion bread rolls I sometimes see used for making  deli sandwiches.

Not that muffins make great sandwiches,  but they can be  an interesting  side for a salad, if not a bowl of soup or chili.

However you enjoy  yours, I hope it keeps away the bad luck of last year and may this year be full of hope and all things new.

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Here’s to 2021, a year of much hope! And delicious muffins.

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Onion Crunch Corn Muffins

Onion Crunch Corn Muffins

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Onion Crunch Corn Muffins

Onion Crunch Corn Muffins

Sue Lau
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Bread, Muffins, Quick Bread
Cuisine Southern
Servings 12

Equipment

  • 12 cup muffin tin

Ingredients
  

Dry Mixture:

  • 1 cup yellow corn meal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried chives

Wet Mixture:

  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 9 ounces buttermilk 1 cup + 2 tbsp
  • 5 tablespoons oil

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup crushed canned fried onions
  • 1/2 cup dried cornbread crumbs or cornbread croutons
  • 4 teaspoons oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with baker's release spray or grease liberally (I prefer the spray).
  • Stir together the dry mixture in a mixing bowl.
  • Separately, mix up the wet mixture, then combine, stirring until just mixed.
  • Divide batter among muffin cups.
  • Mix up the topping and sprinkle on top of the batter, tapping lightly to make sure it sticks.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick, when inserted, can be removed cleanly without wet batter sticking to it.
  • Cool 5 minutes in pan, then turn out to cool on a wire rack.

Notes

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9 responses

  1. I don’t have any of the Durkee’s onions but I do always keep the fried shallots from my Asian market on hand. I love this idea! Crunch and flavor!

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