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Breakfast Cornbread Muffins with Caramelized Ambrosia Apples

Breakfast Cornbread Muffins with Caramelized Ambrosia Apples

Course Breakfast, Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 14
Calories 184kcal


  • 2 Ambrosia apples diced into ½ in. cubes
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 6 ounces Canadian bacon diced and cooked
  • ¼ cup chopped scallions
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup grated cheddar + more for topping (I used Cabot


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease muffin tin and set aside.
  • Melt butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add apples, sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg and cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes. Add maple syrup and continue cooking for 5 minutes or until apples are slightly tender.
  • In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. In another bowl, beat together eggs, buttermilk, and oil. Whisk together the dry and liquid mixtures, making sure there is no flour left at the bottom of the bowl. Do not over mix. Fold in the Canadian bacon, green onions, apples, and cheese.
  • Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, stopping just below the rim. Top with extra cheese and place in the oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until slightly browned.


Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sugar: 5g