Quick cornbread muffins with a nut crumble topping

By | October 8, 2013


I’d been wanting a good cornbread recipe when I saw a Facebook post by a reader, saying she’d made THE cornbread from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe and that it really was perfect. Perfect, huh? I’m always game for perfect foods.

Except when I don’t have the ingredients on hand, and it’s too annoying to dash out to the makolet or run from neighbor to neighbor. So I changed a bunch of things, making it pareve in the process, and lowered my expectations. I didn’t need to do that, though. It came out beautifully.

This version is even better. I’ve reduced the sugar a bit in the actual muffin, using it instead in the sweet hazelnut topping. The hazelnuts are amazing here, but you could easily swap them out for almonds or pecans. Basically, these are easy, pareve, fluffy cornbread babies with tasty little hats.

Definitely don’t skip the hats.

Congratulations to Rena of No Way That’s Healthy for winning a copy of Soup: A Kosher Collection in last week’s giveaway! And to all of you who didn’t win, you’ll have a chance at another book in a few weeks. Stay tuned!

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elana on October 8, 2013 at 7:58 am.

this is more or less the recipe i use to make corn cake (as i like to call it) but i use milk instead of water and add 3 T. melted butter which adds that awesome buttery taste….ill try making this version though because to bake my corn cake in my tiny dairy toaster oven is quite the nuisance… so happy to hear that it works parve too!!!


Tali Simon on October 8, 2013 at 8:28 am.

I even like these better than butter cornbreads I’ve tried. Weird, right?


Rena @ No Way That's Healthy! on October 8, 2013 at 11:31 am.

Thanks :)
These look yummy!!!!


jp on October 8, 2013 at 11:55 am.

I’ve always wanted to use corn meal in Israel but never knew what the story was…does it need to be checked/sifted/buy it presifted?
these look yummy!


Tali Simon on October 8, 2013 at 3:14 pm.

I have to admit to using corn meal from my MIL in Toronto, and it’s lasted me so long that I haven’t bought here yet. The packaging should say whether it needs to be checked, though yeah, that might mean sifting instead. Sorry I can’t be more of a help!


Dida Bomzer on October 8, 2013 at 5:35 pm.



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