Extra Corny Corn Muffins
Yield:: 12 muffins
 
With just a hint of sweetness, these delicious muffins are perfect for breakfast but also make a very special dinner or soup accompaniment as well.
Ingredients
  • ½ pound reduced-fat regular tofu (firm), rinsed, patted dry, and crumbled
  • ½ cup apple juice concentrate
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons corn oil or canola oil
  • I cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ⅔ cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons Red Star Vegetarian Support Formula nutritional yeast flakes
  • 2 teaspoons non-aluminum baking powder (such as Rumford)
  • I teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • I cup fresh corn kernels, I cup frozen corn kernels, thawed and drained, or I 8-ounce can whole kernel corn, drained
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin (or two 6-c up muffin tins) with nonstick cooking spray, and set it aside.
  2. Place the tofu, juice concentrate, water, and oil in a blender or food processor fitted with a metal blade, and process into a smooth, creamy emulsion. Set aside.
  3. Place the remaining ingredients except the corn in a large mixing bowl, and stir them together until they are well combined. Pour the blended mixture into the dry ingredients , and mix until the dry ingredients are evenly moistened. The batter will be very stiff. Stir in the corn kernels, and mix well.
  4. Immediately spoon the batter equally into the prepared muffin cups. Use up all of the batter. The cups will be quite full. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. Gently loosen the muffins, and turn them on their sides in the muffin tin. Cover the muffins with a clean tea towel, and let them rest for 5 minutes. This will keep them fro,m developing a hard crust.
  6. Transfer the muffins to a cooling rack, and serve them warm or at room temperature.
  7. Hickory Smoked Corn Muffins:
  8. Stir ½ to % cup Hickory Bits into the batter.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 127 Fat: 3gm Carbohydrates: 20gm Protein: 4gm
Recipe by Red Star Nutritional Yeast at http://redstarnutritionalyeast.com/extra-corny-corn-muffins/