Went a little Hatch Chile-wild this weekend... but these delicate Hatch Chile Mini Cornbread Muffins completely explain my madness.
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These Hatch Chile Mini Cornbread Muffins are a great way to venture into Hatch Chileland if you've never tried them. The muffins are sweet, but have just the right of heat from the chiles to make things a little exciting.
Hatch Chile Mini Cornbread Muffins
prep: 15 minutes
bake: 20 minutes
¾ cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup flour
⅓ cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons honey
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons canola oil
½ cup roasted, peeled, stemmed, seeded and finely chopped Hatch Chile
let’s get to it...
Place oven rack in the middle and heat to 425°F. Spray 2 mini-muffin pans (12-count each pan) with cooking spray; set aside.
Whisk cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, beat the milk, honey, egg and oil until blended. Stir the milk mixture into the cornmeal mixture until combined. Fold in the chopped chiles.
Spoon into mini-muffin pans. Bake for 20 to 23 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean.
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