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  1. Tes

    The muffins look really pretty. I love the liner cups, it’s really cute. The recipe seems really easy and yummy. with maple syrup, I think those muffins must smell wonderful.

  2. Sarah - For the Love of Food

    I’ve been looking for alternative muffin recipes and this one is a unique combination to me. I”m making muffins tomorrow with my little one so if I can find some maple syrup I reckon we’ll give these a whirl.

    I made my standard banana muffin recipe with wholemeal flour recently and they turned out quite a bit denser and not as nice I thought so I think I’ll stick to the white version.

  3. whisperinggums

    Why don’t you make things like that when we are home. They look scrumptious. Cornmeal and Maple Syrup – what a combo.

  4. Simply Life

    I’ve never thought to make cornbread muffins but after seeing your photos it sounds perfect!

  5. Johanna

    sounds worth a craving for me and definitely worth some short’ning bread some – glad you remember it – E just doesn’t share my nostalgia for it.

    by the way, I have found that when muffins are fresh they stick to the paper but once properly cooled they don’t – however you can probably tell by my experiments that I don’t usually wait for them to cool to taste them – they taste so much better warm

  6. Stacy (StacyGrowsHealthy)

    Those look tasty! I wouldn’t have thought to add maple syrup and cinnamon. I am very uncreative when it comes to cornbread.

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  8. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    My, but you certainly know how to tell a cooking tale! Maple-cinnamon anything is just delicious.

    Hehe, I’m posting raw chili while you’re posting hot muffins…one of these days we need to end up in the same hemisphere, don’t you think? :]

    PS—What exactly is Nuttelex?

  9. Hannah

    Tes: Thank you! They were very easy to make, and did smell absolutely wonderful – maple syrup makes everything better, I think 🙂

    Sarah: I’d definitely recommend sticking with plain white flour for the fluffier muffin here. Do let me know if you make these – although keep in mind that they aren’t at all “sweet muffins”, but can be rather lovely with butter and honey/maple syrup/jam 🙂

    Whisperinggums: It’s not my fault you two decided to jet off to where the weather is a beautiful 32 degrees! It was awful here yesterday, so I needed some muffin-lovin’. 😀

    Simply Life: There’s something about muffins instead of a slab of bread that just apeals to me 🙂

    Johanna: That’s the problem, isn’t it? What’s the point of making homemade muffins if you *don’t* eat at least several straight from the oven? 😛 Hopefully they won’t stick as much today, but I half-think it’s the fault of the cases. They’re quite thin and paper-y…

    Stacy: I’m sure any cornbread recipe you make would be just as tasty without maple syrup and cinnamon 🙂 But I must admit, they do contribute to the tastiness! (Though I’ll up the amount of cinnamon in future.)

    World Cup: You’re welcome.

    Amber: We must indeed become hemisphere-compatible, and I have completely faith that one day we will 🙂 Raw chilli? That sounds amazing! And Nuttelex is a dairy-free/vegan spread – a margarine but (I think) without evil hydrogenated oils and all that malarkey 🙂

  10. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    Cornbread and short’nin’ bread occupy the same space in my brain too. It is a murky space, free from any actual facts about either of them. It is however a space with a little song.

  11. Erica

    These look absolutely incredible!!!!Love the maple and cinnamon combo.

  12. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Ah, gotcha! Australia’s version of Earth Balance.
    I love the word malarkey, hehe. It always strikes me as being a malenky bit Clockwork Orange-esque.

  13. gmasydney

    ONE teaspoon of salt!!! I’m surprised Whisperinggums didn’t mention that. I’m sure Mr G will at some time. They sound delish all the same but I think even I will cut down on the s… ! (One doesn’t like to repeat four letter words too often in the same blog though I wouldn’t normally avoid reiterating this particular ‘s’ word and I wouldn’t even iterate the other one.)

  14. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Mmm did someone say maple? 😀 Hehe I get odd cravings too at odd hours. I’ve resigned myself to them 😛 They look fabulous!

  15. Vaala ◪

    They sound like delicious muffins…I want some! Hmmm, I do have a tendency to sing weird songs over and over again when I have certain things on my mind so I understand…although normally I can’t make my songs even remotely relate.

  16. Hannah

    Conor: Hurrah, I no longer feel as crazy-pants! Celebrate by bringing me crazy-pants peanut butter from the states? 😀 I jest, I jest…

    Erica: Me too! Maple and cinnamon just go so well together (and even better with peanut butter!)

    Amber: Earth Balance sounds much nicer than Nuttelex, I must admit. However, I’ll never back down about “aluminium” being a far better word than “aluminum” 😉

    GmaSydney: You make me laugh! I can’t even imagine you saying any naughty four-letter words. Salt in baked goods does work towards heightening the flavour, but you’ve made me rather embarrassed – I’ve just realised I forgot to add the salt!

    Lorraine: Do you think that, if/when we ever get pregnant, we’ll *stop* craving crazy foods in the way that normal people start to crave them? 😀 😀

    Vaala: With a bit of creative license, you can make most anything relate 😀 I wish I could send you some of these muffins, or perhaps something with maple syrup and chocolate, to help you get through your busy stress-times!

  17. hungryandfrozen

    Oohhhh these sound wonderful. You know I love my cornbread. And I like the addition of maple syrup. Will definitely be making these before long. By the way, butter is the only thing that passes for butter in my house, but out of curiosity, what does Nuttelex taste like?

    Shortnin’ bread is a weirdly catchy ditty, I have a feeling it’ll accompany me for a while…

  18. Hannah

    HungryandFrozen: Gosh, my family has only had things like Nuttelex and Becel in the house for so long that, to me, it just tastes like what I expect butter to taste like! But I would posit that it is less rich, and probably far less delicious, to someone who usually has butter. I’d use butter in yours, if you make this, and definitely normal white flour 🙂

    Put on the skillet, slip on the lid, Mama’s gonna make a little short’nin’ bread… That’s not all she’s gonna do, Mama’s gonna make a little coffee too! 😀

  19. BitterSweet

    When I was much younger, I used to pour tons of maple syrup of cornbread muffins like they were pancakes, so this sounds utterly perfect! Mm, I can taste it now…

  20. Hannah

    BitterSweet: My childhood involved pouring tons of maple syrup on pancakes like they were pancakes! 😀 I think I’m going to go retrieve a muffin from the freezer and the maple syrup from the fridge right now…

  21. richannkur

    The poetry and the muffins both are too good!!!!

  22. Hannah

    Rishannkur: Thanks! I can’t take credit for the song though 😛