Monday, May 9, 2011

Muffin Tin Monday with Savory Corncakes Recipe

This week Pierce had a bunny skewer of cheddar cheese, a medley of roasted beets/orange bell pepper/summer squash, strawberries, and corncakes topped with sour cream and verde salsa.  What a pretty meal with all those colors, huh?

The recipe for corncakes was a new one, out of my June Runners World magazine.  Figured I'd share the recipe, as it's easy.

1 can (14.75 ounces) creamed corn
1 cup yellow corn meal, divided in half
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 large egg
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

Heat creamed corn in a medium saucepan over medium high heat.  Stir in 1/2 cup cornmeal.  Whisk in water, then oil, then egg.  In a bowl, mix remaining 1/2 cup cornmeal with flour, salt, and baking powder.  Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined.  Heat a griddle (I'm sure you could use a frying pan instead) over medium heat; brush lightly with oil.  Working in batches, drop batter in generous 1/4 cup portions over hot griddle.  Cook, turning once, until golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes.  Finish with a dollop of yogurt and honey or (like us) sour cream and salsa verde.  Makes 12 cakes.  Serves 4.  Calories = 325 per serving

Also, last time I made roasted beets several people requested the recipe.  All I do is just peel the beets and chop them into 1/2 inch sized cubes.  Place on a cookie sheet and drizzle with balsalmic vinegar and olive oil.  Sprinkle with a little freshly ground pepper and sea salt.  Roast in the oven at 400* for 20 minutes, stirring once halfway. 

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23 comments:

Samantha said...

Very pretty colors!
Definitely will try the corncake recipe.
I love a little feta or goat cheese crumbled on my roasted beets!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Thanks for sharing your beet recipe. We have tried beets from a can and they didn't go over well. We need to try them this way.

Sugary Flower said...

I love roasted beetroot too (and no, I won't touch it out of a can either). I just wish my daughter would eat it - it amazes me that she won't, as it's sweet AND purple! Your lunch looks yummy.

Tara said...

Love the muffin cups! Whered did you get them from? Great meal, too :)

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Nancy said...

Another cute and nutritious meal for Pierce!

Valerie said...

Those corncakes do look good! I remember reading Amy a book when she was little about a girl who loved corncakes-and it made me so hungry whenever I read it! I'll try this recipe:)
And Pierce's lunch is very colorful-those strawberries look good too!

SnoopyGirl said...

The corn cakes look interesting. Will have to try them.

Snapper II said...

Lisa,
I was up at 1:30 am LOL thinking about Muffin Tin Monday. I'm on Steroids for a short time could not sleep. Sooo I blogged. Yipieeee.
Aint life Grand?

Kamana said...

hmmm i have never had corncakes. sounds interesting.

Becky at Fakin It said...

Wow your kids must be really good eaters. Mine wouldn't touch the beets and peppers or the salsa verde if I had offered it to them. Great healthy lunch!

Krissy @ B.Inspired said...

Those duck feet cups are too cute! Everything looks yummy.


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Angela said...

Thanks for the recipe for the roasted beets! Now my next challenge would be to find fresh beets at the store! I've had something similar to the corn cakes but they were called corn fritters. It's been a long time since I've made them. What a cute fork Pierce has to eat with!

Have a Great Day!
Angela

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

This recipe looks really good! His plate looks awesome and now I am wanting some of what you fixed for him!!

blueviolet said...

You are so darn good at this! The corncakes look delicious!

Shell said...

Those corncakes sound good!

sara d. said...

looks delicious!

Misty said...

This is cute... I so wish we had little kids to do this with! so fun. We do "cafeteria tray" lunch on occasion...

Ginny said...

I LOVE all your muffin tin ideas!! I can see that your kids eat really, really healthy!

Rockabye Butterfly said...

Oh! I like the cups with the feet! Really have to get me some of those!!

Alessandra @ Tribal Times said...

That looks yummy! I love that each food serving has it's own little cup! I must do that for my boys sometime!

laughwithusblog said...

Yes very pretty! I remember you giving him beets before! That's one thing I've never given my kids...and should!

Meredith said...

That recipe looks yummy! cute muffin cups too!

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Oooh, corn cakes! So good!