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Aug 25, 2008 03:36 PM

Doctoring up corn muffin mix

I have some Jiffy corn muffin mix that I'd like to use. I was going to try throwing in some blueberries, but I'm also intrigued by the idea of doing a spicy corn muffin. Any suggestions?

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  1. Small can of chopped, roasted green chiles, some cheese, shredded. I also added frozen corn (not too much) to the mix as well, along with roasted red peppers.

    1. Add chipotles in adobo sauce or finely chopped jalapeƱo. For non-spicy variation add thinly sliced fresh or frozen strawberries or chopped red, yellow, and green bell pepper or frozen corn.

      1. You're on the right track. It's fun to use some of those boxed mixes for the foundation of something special. I've used just about every spice and herb you might imagine, as well as a wide variety of cheeses, to perk up Jiffy corn muffins. The only suggestion I have is that you avoid making too many additions at a time. It can adversely affect the texture of the finished muffins and some flavors just don't go well with others in the spice/herb realm. Horseradish powder (dried horseradish) is a real nice surprise, as is a bit of dry mustard (you can also use the bottled stuff but it's a texture risk issue again) onion powder or finely chopped fresh onion, flavored sour cream based dip mixes, or even some dry white wine. Experiment. What the heck. If you don't like it you can always pull out another box for another shot at the target.

        1. Some chili powder, frozen corn kernals, jalapeno relish..

          1. Jiffy, if I recall correctly, is one of the sweeter mixes on the market.