Peppered Corn Bread Muffins (or Skillet Cake)


Peppered Corn Muffins

Peppered Corn Bread Muffins

Makes 21 three inch muffins

 I wish that I could lay a claim to this really excellent and easy recipe—but sadly, I can’t.  I found it on the internet—as a skillet cake—and turned it into muffins for a breakfast catering job I had.  They are really good and very hard to quit at just one.  Honey is nice for an accompaniment however, plain is good as well.  They are easy to make and I used paper cups which worked just fine.


  1. Oil or spray oil
  2. 2 C.  medium stone-ground cornmeal
  3. 1/2 C. flour
  4. 1 Tblsp. sugar
  5. 1 Tsp. baking powder
  6. 1 Tsp. baking soda
  7. 1 Tsp. salt
  8. 1 Tsp. freshly ground pepper
  9. 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  10. 2 cups (real) buttermilk
  11. 1/2 C. sour cream (you can use the fat-free if you wish)
  12. 3 Tblsp. unsalted butter melted


  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. In a bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together.
  3. In another bowl, whisk the wet ingredients together.
  4. Blend the wet ingredients in the dry ones until blended leaving some lumps.
  5. Pour into 3-inch paper cup lined muffin tins and bake at 375 for 18-20 minutes—or till slightly browned on top and a toothpick inserted in the middle will come out fairly clean.
  6. Let rest for 20 minutes or so.
  7. Skillet Baked Option: Rub or spray a 10” an oven proof skillet with oil and heat it in the oven. Pour the batter in the skillet and bake the bread for 35 minutes—until risen, golden on the top and when a toothpick in inserted in the middle it’ll come out with a few moist crumbs.  Let cool for 20 minutes and serve in wedges.  Don’t forget to decorate the handle with a tied napkin.  Looks can be everything.

About TempInnKeeper

Margot loves people and is very energetic and organized. She is also a quick study. Her background includes having renovated, owned and operated an 1887 Victorian bed and breakfast in Paso Robles, CA for 5 years. Her guests loved her and she loved her guests. What a perfect combination. Margot’s marketing skills and love of people also was used in her career as a Realtor and in participating in many charitable non-profit organizations. Margot loves to cook and to offer concierge services to people. She was born in Geneva, Switzerland.; has lived all over CA. including Beverly Hills, in the Silicon Valley area, Paso Robles, the San Joaquin Valley as well as in Sun Valley, ID. She has traveled extensively throughout the world; is a CAL alumni (go Bears!); and also speaks French fluently and Spanish semi-fluently. Her interests are people, cooking, arts, books (look at the blog book club and join if you wish), travel, sports, gardening, painting, music, playing classical piano and animals. Margot Van Horn 208-721-3551 PO Box 3788, Ketchum, ID.

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