Roasted Poblano and Yellow Pepper Corn Muffins

Many years ago, we received the Moosewood Cookbook by Molly Katzen as a gift. And many of her recipes have become some of our favorites, such as this one: cornbread. It is a simple and quick way to get some fresh cornbread with dinner.

Over the years, I’ve changed it up a bit and this is one of my versions. We especially like to have these alongside a nice bowl of chile but I’m sure they would go well with many soups or even as a snack!

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Roasted Poblano and Yellow Pepper Cornbread Muffins

Dry Ingredients:

1 cup yellow cornmeal

1 cup flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients:

1 cup buttermilk or plain yogurt

1 egg

2 tablespoons sugar or agave syrup

3 tablespoons safflower or vegetable oil

1 poblano pepper, roasted, seeded, peeled and chopped

1 yellow pepper, roasted, seeded peeled and chopped

6 – 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, small dice or grated

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 24-mini-muffin pan.

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Combine the dry ingredients and whisk to mix them evenly.

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Combine the wet ingredients in a separate bowl.

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Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.

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Add the peppers and cheese to the batter and mix just enough for the ingredients to combine.

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Spoon the batter into the muffin pan evenly and bake for 20 minutes, or until the muffins are nicely brown and firm in the center.

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Let them cool slightly and serve.

Alternative: If you want to make this as “regular” cornbread, grease an 8-inch square pan with butter or oil. Pour the batter in and bake for 20 minutes, or until the center is firm to the touch.

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