Cornbread is very popular in Southern cooking, but I don’t see it so much up here in Canada. Whenever I go down to the US, I love to eat cornbread, most often in the form of Cracker Barrel’s delicious, melt-in-your-mouth corn muffins! Today, I am not in the Southern United States. I am in Ottawa. It is freezing cold. And windy. And the roads are icy. I figured I’d try satisfying my cornbread craving at home, with some cornbread muffins of my own! Thanks to my trusty Pinterest, I found this simple, fabulous recipe on the blog A Spicy Perspective. Honey Cinnamon Cornbread Muffins! Oh yes!
This batter makes approx. 18 muffins. I made one batch of 12 regular-sized muffins and one batch of 12 minis. They we so good that, well, the mini muffins disappeared before I could take a photo! Oh boy…
Once the house was filled with the delightful aroma of freshly-baked goods, I just had to bake something else! (Sidebar: I believe I’m developing a full-blown baking addiction! I only started getting interested in cooking in the past year or so. Who’d’ve thought I’d end up blogging about food?! I suppose our habits and interests change… Sometimes for the worse, sometimes for the better!) Anyway, dear visitors from cyber-space, these are my favourite oatmeal date cookies!
- - 1 1/4 c. unsalted butter, softened
- - 1 c. light brown sugar, firmly packed
- - 3/4 c. granulated sugar
- - 2 large eggs
- - 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- - 2 c. all-purpose flour
- - 2 1/2 c. rolled oats
- - 1 c. dried dates, chopped into small pieces
- - 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- - 1/2 tsp. salt
- - 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- - 1 c. chopped toasted pecans (or other nuts, optional)
- Preheat oven to 375º F.
- Using an electric mixer, beat butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until smooth.
- Beat in eggs and vanilla, just until smooth.
- In a separate bowl, combine the remaining dry ingredients.
- Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing until just combined.
- Drop dough by tablespoonful onto baking sheet lined with aluminium foil.
- Bake 10-14 minutes, until golden brown.
Well, that’s enough procrasti-baking for today! Believe it or not, I’m going to get some real work done!
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