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Cornbread Muffins...with Hot Dogs and Spinach!

OMG! These cornbread muffins are yummy!You know that feeling you get when you eat sooooo much? The feeling where you just want to waddle around the rest of the afternoon and do nothing but complain about how full you are? I'm there. I had the day off from work and decided to do some much needed tidying up around the house. While cleaning out the pantry, I discovered a few pouches of cornbread mix. Printed on each was Better If Used By 21NOV2009. 2009?? Not wanting to let my purchase go bad, (though, some would probably argue that it already had gone bad) I sprang into baking mode, conveniently leaving no-fun-whatsoever cleaning mode in the past.

I had no intention of blogging about this, but the finished product was just too tasty not to share. Look at all that muffiny (yes, muffiny!) goodness.

Pigging out on cornbread muffins isn't that bad if 9 are mini muffins, right? Really, it's like I've had just 2 muffins.

By moving all the muffins out of the pans, Sexy Nerd has no way of knowing how many I've eaten. Muah ha ha! (evil laugh)

What makes these so insanely good? What makes them green?? As I had just finished cleaning out the fridge, I had lots of other things to use up. It may have influenced this recipe.

Everything Cornbread Muffins
  • 2 pouches of Cornbread mix (13oz total if using a different size/brand than the tasty Betty Crocker one shown above)
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 2/3 C milk (I used nonfat milk - important to note if you're going to gorge yourself on muffins!)
  • 1/2 Tbsp garlic
  • 1/2 a white onion, chopped
  • 1/2 a can of corn
  • 3 hot dogs, thinly sliced (I used low fat turkey dogs - thank goodness!)
  • 1/4 C diced jalapenos (Of course, use your discretion here.)
  • 1/2 C grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 C grated Gouda cheese
  • 1/2 a bunch of chopped spinach
  • 1/2 tsp brown mustard
Preheat your oven to 400F. Stir all your ingredients together until just combined. Put batter into greased muffin cups, filling about 3/4 to the top. For regular size muffins, bake for about 14 minutes. Bake mini muffins for about 10 minutes.

Uh oh. We lost 2 more big muffins and 2 more mini muffins while I wrote this post. Sexy Nerd had better get home soon if he wants any of these!

Sexy Nerd got home about 10 minutes ago. He has already polished off the remaining mini muffins and is now working on the large muffins.

He's worse than me!

As a side note, did you notice his fancy new ring? It's unbreakable!