goat cheese corn muffins

by Kristina Sloggett

in appetizers, baking, Dinner, Gluten Free, recipes

I came up with an easy vegan cornbread muffin recipe, then added goat cheese. I know… here I am again with that “I’d be vegan except for goat cheese” thing. 😀

Still. They are delicious, and the tangy bite inside is perfect!

Goat Cheese Corn Muffins

1 cup cornmeal (Bob’s Red Mill)
1 cup ap flour (Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg (Ener-G replacer)
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 cup almond milk
2 tablespoons olive oil

1-2 tablespoons honey goat cheese

Combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder. Prepare Ener-G egg, add egg, maple syrup, milk, oil. Stir until just combined. Pour* into prepared pan or muffin cups. Bake at 375 for 10-20 minutes (10 for mini muffins, longer for larger muffins or baking pan).

*If adding goat cheese to muffins, fill muffins less than half full. Add small amount of goat cheese to middle, fill to just under full.

Come back later to see what we ate these with…
Anyone have a half of a guess what we ate these with? 😀


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So… any guesses as to what we ate the corn muffins with? 😀

{ 55 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Savvy October 26, 2010 at 3:23 am

This is a very, very good idea. I love corn bread and goat cheese and have put goat cheese -on- my cornbread before, but inside? Genius! :)
Cute bowls!


2 spabettie October 26, 2010 at 12:18 pm

thanks! it was SO good… I love corn bread by itself, this just makes it so much better!


3 Heather (Where's the Beach) October 26, 2010 at 4:31 am

Yum on the corn muffins. My sister is having to try a gluten free diet, so I am going to be sending her this recipe. Um – chili????


4 spabettie October 26, 2010 at 12:16 pm

YES chili !! gluten free is kinda frustrating at first, when you realize HOW MANY things have gluten that you would not even think… (ketchup???) but once you find your favorite GF foods it is pretty easy, and GF is getting better all the time! most stores have great GF sections now. send her my way if she has any questions… :)


5 EmbraceYourSkin October 26, 2010 at 5:29 am

I’m torn! I love corn bread but I’m not a goat cheese fan. I think I could manage to try these out though :)


6 spabettie October 26, 2010 at 12:15 pm

it’s a tiny amount… enough to change your mind… 😉 and it was HONEY Goat Cheese… so yum.


7 Dorry October 26, 2010 at 5:37 am

These muffins are so cute! Bite-sized little treats. I think you ate them with CHILI! OR Vegan African Peanut Soup. :) :)


8 spabettie October 26, 2010 at 12:14 pm

wee ! CHILI ! that’s exactly what I thought… I love bite size… you can have SEVERAL. 😀 my friend Lynn said peanut soup also… great friends with great minds


9 Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt October 26, 2010 at 5:47 am

These look fantastic! I’m in love with goat cheese. The smooth but tangy flavor is just amazing. I even got some straight from a farm a few weeks ago. Love it!

I’m going with the chili group!


10 spabettie October 26, 2010 at 12:12 pm

totally chili. it’s a good group to be in. 😉


11 Shirley @ gfe October 26, 2010 at 6:00 am

We get amazing homemade goat cheese from friends. I can only imagine how delicious it would be to bite into a corn muffin that is already great on its own and then taste that yummy goat cheese. Great idea!



12 spabettie October 26, 2010 at 12:11 pm

OMG you are SO lucky… *I want a goat*… we TOTALLY have the acreage for one. or two. 😉


13 couchpotatoathlete October 26, 2010 at 6:33 am

Corn muffins go with…Chili? That is my guess.

I love the cali bowls — so cute and the colors are really fresh!


14 spabettie October 26, 2010 at 12:10 pm

ding ding ding ! YEP – chili ! 😀

I LOVE the bright green cali bowl best, I think!!


15 LiveForTheRun October 26, 2010 at 6:33 am

Cute bowls, I wouldn’t expect anything less in your kitchen.

I love corn muffins and this seems to be an easy way to kick them up a notch! Lookout Jiffy!


16 spabettie October 26, 2010 at 12:09 pm

heee !! we used to use those Jiffy mixes when I was a kid… I loved those fake blueberries… :)


17 Aimee October 26, 2010 at 6:57 am

Cute bowls! I saw those in your shop and wondered if they were as fun as they looked. :) I love a good corn muffin, never would have thought to put cheese in it!


18 spabettie October 26, 2010 at 12:08 pm

they really are!! I didn’t think I’d like the “plastic”, but they are really sturdy and hold up well – and they have a rubber bottom for no skid!

super fun… if you are thinking about getting some – I have an extra % off coupon if you want…


19 christina October 26, 2010 at 7:00 am

omg. put goat cheese on anything and i want it. thanks for the nikon comment – i LOVED it!!!


20 spabettie October 26, 2010 at 12:07 pm

oh good… after publish I thought – uh oh, I went crazy long!! :)

…and yep – goat cheese makes EVERYTHING better!


21 Pam October 26, 2010 at 7:01 am

O! M! G!…..he he!…..those muffins look so yummy! I love corn muffins anywho! Nice! Enjoy!


22 spabettie October 26, 2010 at 12:05 pm

thanks Pam !! you can leave out the goat cheese yumminess and they are still fabulous…


23 Lynn October 26, 2010 at 7:38 am

Im going with African Peanut Soup…and cute bowls and cute muffins with cute soup!


24 spabettie October 26, 2010 at 12:05 pm

ahh.. nope, although that would be GOOD with these muffins… if I make some, can I lure you to come visit…? :)


25 lindsay October 26, 2010 at 8:17 am

Ohhhh I am excited! I love those bowls. Plus, I love how they come in all different sizes!


26 spabettie October 26, 2010 at 12:03 pm

aren’t they FUN ? I have some coupon codes for EXTRA % off if you are interested… 😀


27 S @ extremebalance.net/blog October 26, 2010 at 9:02 am

I don’t know why I’ve never had corn muffins… or corn bread. Clearly, I’ve been deprived! 😉 And I’m also voting for something hearty, like chili, as the “side dish” to your epic muffins.


28 spabettie October 26, 2010 at 12:03 pm

oh my STARS, you need to remedy this… corn bread is SO good… and YES – you guessed it – chili – ha! I love it – ‘side dish’ !!


29 Heather @ Side of Sneakers October 26, 2010 at 9:10 am

I totally get you on the vegan except goat cheese thing… :)


30 spabettie October 26, 2010 at 12:02 pm

RIGHT ??? *sigh*


31 candicemccoy October 26, 2010 at 10:44 am

I’ve totally been wanting to make cornbread lately…especially after I made chili the other night. So, I’m going to guess chili! Real creative, I know:)


32 spabettie October 26, 2010 at 12:01 pm

yeah – real creative… that is what we had !! HA ! 😀 *so yum*


33 theveggie October 26, 2010 at 11:07 am

Looks wonderful. I know exactly what you mean. I would be vegan if not for cream cheese, sour cream, goat cheese, gorgonzola, parm, etc… I’m adding this to my To do list. I can’t wait to try them!


34 spabettie October 26, 2010 at 12:01 pm

thank you! yep – cheese is pretty much it for me! 😀

hope you enjoy!


35 Melissa October 26, 2010 at 11:27 am

Corn muffins? Yum. Goat cheese? Love. It. Together? I have to make these asap! Thx for the recipe :)


36 spabettie October 26, 2010 at 12:00 pm

you are welcome !! ENJOY !!


37 Monique October 26, 2010 at 11:53 am

Chili?!?! :)

Those sound really interesting! However, as much as I try to make myself and want to, I just don’t like goat cheese. Someday I hope!!


38 spabettie October 26, 2010 at 11:59 am

you guessed it !! our first chili of the year ! 😀


39 hbobier October 26, 2010 at 12:18 pm

You do have some pretty awesome dishes, if I don’t say so myself. And, for the record, I totally was going to guess chili before I saw Monique comment. I knew it. :)


40 eatmovewrite October 26, 2010 at 1:25 pm

My guess is chili. Cornbread and chili is pretty much the best combo ever.

A while back I made bluecheese cornbread. Woah. Talk about flavor explosion. You couldn’t eat much of it because it was so rich, it could have stood up and strutted around my kitchen. Good though.


41 spabettie October 26, 2010 at 3:13 pm

HAA HAA !! I love it … you make me laugh – get your Funny Self to Portland ! 😉 and yep – just posted – it was chili !!


42 Krystina (Organically Me) October 29, 2010 at 8:55 am

I need those muffins bad. Real bad.


43 natalie (the sweets life) November 4, 2010 at 6:10 am

anything with goat cheese is delish in my book! these look great!!!


44 ronnie April 7, 2011 at 5:51 pm

these look great, and are beautiful!!


45 vickie April 8, 2011 at 2:36 pm

thankyou for sharing these, making them tonight!!!!


46 spabettie April 10, 2011 at 10:48 am

great – hope you love(d) them!! 😀


47 Laura K April 8, 2011 at 2:47 pm

just lovely!


48 william April 9, 2011 at 8:32 am

found you from foodgawker and had to come say hello, love your blog and photos, great job here!


49 spabettie April 10, 2011 at 10:42 am

thank you SO much!!


50 Larry April 9, 2011 at 9:06 am

my wife made these last night and we all loved them ThankYou!


51 spabettie April 10, 2011 at 10:41 am

yay! glad you liked them, thanks for the report back! 😀


52 Nichole April 9, 2011 at 2:56 pm

goat cheese is my favorite, never thought to fill muffins with it, yum!


53 spabettie April 10, 2011 at 10:34 am

oh, you should definitely try this!


54 Alex April 10, 2011 at 1:12 pm

YUMMY! these sound great!


55 Keila December 16, 2011 at 7:44 pm

bookmarking! these sound great!


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