Deliciously Moist Cornbread Muffins Recipe

Looking for the perfect recipe for delicious and irresistible cornbread muffins, just like the ones you’d find in a cozy coffee shop? Look no further and keep on reading! This is the recipe for the perfect cornbread muffins that will have you smacking your lips with every bite.

These muffins are perfect for breakfast, brunch or as an afternoon snack. With their golden crust, soft texture, and rich flavors, they will delight your taste buds and leave you wanting more.

At first glance, making cornbread muffins might seem like a daunting task. But don’t worry – this recipe is easy to follow and requires only a few basic ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.

Once you’ve mastered this recipe, you’ll be able to make cornbread muffins that are as good as any bakery-style treats. So what are you waiting for? Preheat your oven and let’s get baking these mouth-watering cornbread muffins!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Shop Cornbread Muffins
Coffee Shop Cornbread Muffins

Are you tired of the same old cornbread recipe that you’ve been making for ages? Look no further than this coffee shop cornbread muffin recipe! These muffins are the perfect combination of sweet and savory, making them a versatile addition to any meal.

One thing that sets these muffins apart from traditional cornbread is the addition of brown sugar. The sweetness is well-balanced with the salt and cornmeal, creating a delicious flavor that will keep you coming back for more.

The buttermilk in this recipe gives the muffins a tender crumb and slight tang that is irresistible. When combined with the yellow cornmeal and flour, it creates a bakery-style texture that is sure to impress anyone who tries them.

These muffins are also incredibly easy to make. With just a few simple steps, you can have fresh, warm muffins straight out of the oven in no time. Plus, they are perfect for meal prepping or bringing to a potluck because they can be made ahead of time and stored easily.

In short, this coffee shop cornbread muffin recipe is sure to become your new go-to for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for a tasty breakfast treat or an impressive side dish for dinner, these muffins won’t disappoint. So give them a try and taste for yourself why they’re so irresistible!

Ingredient List

 Just wait until you smell these coffee-scented cornbread muffins!
Just wait until you smell these coffee-scented cornbread muffins!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make these delicious coffee shop cornbread muffins:

  • 1 and 1/4 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

These ingredients are all you need to make corn muffins with a bakery style twist. The combination of yellow cornmeal and all-purpose flour makes the texture of the muffins perfect for a quick bread. The recipe is also versatile because of the balance between sugar and salt. The addition of baking powder and baking soda guarantees fluffy and moist cornbread muffins just like those served at Andytown Coffee Roasters.

The Recipe How-To

 Warm cornbread muffins straight out of the oven are a match made in heaven with a hot cup of coffee.
Warm cornbread muffins straight out of the oven are a match made in heaven with a hot cup of coffee.

Now that we have our ingredients ready, it’s time to start cooking. With this Coffee Shop Cornbread Muffins Recipe, we’re going to create some delicious and moist corn muffins that will remind you of the ones you’d get at a coffee shop.

Preparation and Baking

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of yellow cornmeal, 1 cup of unsifted purpose flour, 1/3 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.

  3. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt into the mixture.

  4. In another bowl, whisk together one beaten egg, 3/4 cup of buttermilk and 3 tablespoons of melted butter until smooth.

  5. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl and gently fold together just until fully incorporated.

  6. Grab a muffin tin or use muffin paper cups in a standard 12-well muffin tin. Fill each well with 2-3 tablespoons worth of batter or until they’re about two-thirds full.

  7. Bake the muffins for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Tip: If you’re looking for a fun twist on this recipe, try adding in one cup of chocolate chips or jalapeños for a spicy kick!

The Final Touches

Once your muffins are done in step 7, remove them from the oven and let them cool for at least 5 minutes before serving. For extra authenticity, add some honey butter to give them that classic coffee shop feel.

And there you have it folks! That’s how simple it is to make these delicious Coffee Shop Cornbread Muffins right from your very own kitchen!

Substitutions and Variations

 Our secret ingredient? A touch of espresso blended right into the batter! Trust us, it's the perfect addition.
Our secret ingredient? A touch of espresso blended right into the batter! Trust us, it’s the perfect addition.

Making substitutions and variations in a recipe can sometimes make all the difference, whether it’s to add a personal touch or adjust for dietary restrictions. Here are some ideas for switching up the Coffee Shop Cornbread Muffins recipe:

– Gluten-free: Swap out the yellow cornmeal and unsifted flour for a gluten-free flour blend and certified gluten-free cornmeal, such as Bob’s Red Mill.

– Honey Cornbread: Swap out the sugar for honey and add an extra 1/4 cup of yellow cornmeal for a sweet, golden muffin with a hint of honey.

– Jalapeno Cornbread: Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped jalapenos (depending on your spice preference) to the batter for a spicy kick.

– Bakery Style: Mix in 1/2 cup chocolate chips or create your own variation with your favorite mix-ins, such as blueberries, diced apples or dried cranberries.

– Sweet Corn Meal: Replace the yellow cornmeal with sweet cornmeal. This will give the muffin a sweeter taste and more tender texture.

– Vegan Version: Use flaxseed meal in place of eggs (1 Tbsp flaxseed meal + 3 Tbsp water = 1 egg). Substitute buttermilk with non-dairy milk like almond or soy milk. Increase baking powder by 50% & bake 4 minutes longer for better results.

These are just some ideas to get you started on creating your own unique twist on this classic cornbread muffin recipe. Just don’t be afraid to experiment until you find what works best for you.

Serving and Pairing

 These muffins aren't just any cornbread muffins – they're Coffee Shop Cornbread Muffins.
These muffins aren’t just any cornbread muffins – they’re Coffee Shop Cornbread Muffins.

Now that you have baked the delicious coffee shop cornbread muffins, it’s time to serve them with a perfect pairing. These muffins make an excellent addition to your breakfast, lunch or dinner table. Pair them with some freshly brewed coffee, and you’ll have the perfect meal.

When it comes to serving, these cornbread muffins can be enjoyed on their own or with a variety of toppings such as butter, honey or jam. You can also cut them in half and use them as the base for a mini chicken or beef slider. The bread is so soft and moist that it can hold up well against any filling.

If you want to get fancy with your pairing, try making jalapeno cornbread muffins and pairing them with spicy chili con carne. The heat from the chili balances out the sweetness of the muffin beautifully. Or for a more indulgent pairing, top fresh-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip muffins with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.

For those who are health-conscious, these muffins can be paired with fresh fruit, yogurt or a protein shake. These pairings make for an excellent breakfast or snack option.

In conclusion, these coffee shop-style cornbread muffins are an easy-to-make and versatile recipe that can be enjoyed any time of day with various toppings and pairings. So bake them up, experiment with different flavors and enjoy!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The aroma that will fill your kitchen will have your neighbors knocking on your door to take a peek.
The aroma that will fill your kitchen will have your neighbors knocking on your door to take a peek.

Coffee Shop Cornbread Muffins are one of those recipes that are perfect for making ahead of time. These muffins can be stored in an airtight container or plastic bag at room temperature for up to 2 days without losing their texture and flavor.

If you want to keep the Cornbread Muffins for longer, store them in the refrigerator. Wrap each muffin separately with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to keep them moist and prevent them from drying out. In the fridge, they should stay fresh for up to one week.

To reheat Coffee Shop Cornbread Muffins, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Place the muffins on a baking sheet or directly on the oven rack and heat for about 8-10 minutes, depending on your desired level of warmth. Alternatively, you can microwave a muffin for 10 to 15 seconds (unwrapped) and enjoy it almost instantly.

If you want to enjoy freshly baked muffins first thing in the morning with minimal effort, I suggest you make and refrigerate the batter overnight. Then all you need to do in the morning is preheat your oven, pour the batter into a greased muffin tin, and bake until golden brown.

Cornbread Muffins work great as part of breakfast, brunch and even as sweet little snack or dessert at any time of the day.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Don't forget to add a little bit of honey on top to balance out the espresso, and
Don’t forget to add a little bit of honey on top to balance out the espresso, and

Achieving perfection in your cornbread muffins is not always easy, but with the right tips and tricks, you can avoid common mistakes and make the most delicious muffins possible. Here are some tips for ensuring perfect results every time you make cornbread muffins:

1. Use Fresh Ingredients: When baking, it is always important to use fresh ingredients. Make sure that your flour and cornmeal aren’t expired and that your buttermilk and eggs are fresh.

2. Preheat Your Oven: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit before starting to mix your ingredients.

3. Don’t Overmix Your Batter: Overmixing your batter can result in tough, dry muffins. Mix until just combined.

4. Experiment with Substitutions: While this recipe is great on its own, don’t be afraid to experiment with substitutions. Add some jalapenos or cheddar cheese for a spicy twist, or try using honey instead of sugar for sweet cornbread.

5. Enhance the Flavor: For an extra special touch, top your muffins with honey butter, or add chocolate chips to create a bakery-style treat.

6. Use a Muffin Tin: Instead of baking cornbread in a skillet or baking pan, use a muffin tin for perfectly portioned muffins every time.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to create cornbread muffins that are moist, flavorful and have that perfect texture that keeps customers coming back for more!


As with any recipe, there might be some questions that arise in the process of making these coffee-shop-style cornbread muffins. In this section, I’ve compiled some frequently asked questions and their answers to help you troubleshoot any issues and make the best cornbread muffins possible.

What’s the difference between cornbread and cornbread muffins?

Cornbread and corn muffins are both delicious baked goods made with cornmeal. Cornbread is typically baked in a skillet, pan, or as sticks and may or may not contain sugar. Meanwhile, corn muffins are baked in muffin tins and have a softer, more cake-like texture, owing to the generous amount of sugar added to them.

What’s the difference between Jiffy cornbread and corn muffin?

Cornbread and cornbread muffins share many similarities as they are made using the same batter. The only difference between the two is the shape they take after being baked. Cornbread takes on the form of a flat cake while cornbread muffins are created by baking the batter in a muffin tin.

How do you make cornbread muffins not fall apart?

If you want your cornbread to maintain its structure and ease of serving, consider incorporating a single egg yolk in the mix. This technique is beneficial even if the recipe does not require the use of eggs. Just combine the egg yolk with the other moist ingredients.

Does Costco sell cornbread muffins?

A variety of muffin flavors may be available at Costco such as blueberry, double chocolate, and corn.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these coffee shop cornbread muffins are a delicious addition to any breakfast or brunch menu. With their moist texture and subtle sweetness, they are sure to please any cornbread lover. I highly recommend trying this recipe at home – not only is it easy to follow, but the ingredients are also readily available in most supermarkets.

Whether you’re serving them alongside bacon and eggs, or pairing them with a steaming cup of coffee or tea, these muffins are the perfect way to start your day. Plus, with endless variations and substitutions available, you can customize them to your liking.

So what are you waiting for? Whip up a batch of these bakery-style treats today and impress your friends and family with your culinary skills. With a little bit of effort and a lot of love, you can create the best cornbread muffins you’ve ever tasted – just like those from your favorite coffee shop.

Coffee Shop Cornbread Muffins

Coffee Shop Cornbread Muffins Recipe

Delicious both at breakfast or as part of the breads served at a holiday meal. Especially nice at Thanksgiving or Christmas served alongside the turkey or ham.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 10 Muffins
Calories 315.8 kcal


  • 1 1/4 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup unsifted flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup oil


  • In a bowl, stir together corn meal, flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and brown sugar.
  • In a second bowl, whisk egg with buttermilk (or sour milk) and oil.
  • Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients all at once, stirring just until blended.
  • Spoon into well greased muffin pans, filling about ¾ full.
  • Bake in a preheated 425°F oven for 20 minutes or until a golden brown.
  • Enjoy warm, cooled to room temperature or split and toasted.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 884gCalories: 315.8kcalCarbohydrates: 36.3gProtein: 4gFat: 17.7gSaturated Fat: 2.5gCholesterol: 19.6mgSodium: 282.7mgFiber: 1.4gSugar: 15.1g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Breads, Breakfast, Christmas, Easy, Oven, Quick Breads, Thanksgiving, Vegetable
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