mini cornbread muffin with cinnamon-butter
These moist and sweet mini cornbread muffins with cinnamon butter are the perfect side to any meal and even make the perfect small-bite appetizer for your next gathering.
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Table of Contents
  1. Mini Cornbread Muffins with Cinnamon Butter
  2. Ingredients
  3. How to Make the Best Cornbread Muffins
  4. How to Store
  5. Recipes to With Serve Cornbread Muffins
  6. Mini Cornbread Muffins with Cinnamon Butter Recipe

These moist and sweet mini cornbread muffins with cinnamon butter are the perfect side to any meal and even make the perfect small-bite appetizer or side dish for your next gathering.

Mini Cornbread muffins on a white plate with cinnamon butter

Mini Cornbread Muffins with Cinnamon Butter

My family LOVES these mini cornbread muffins so much and they have become a demanded staple for us every Thanksgiving. Cornbread usually goes hand in hand with Southern Barbecue or Southwestern dishes, but we have incorporated them with just about any type of meal.

Leftovers make a great breakfast! Just reheat them and spread some of our homemade cinnamon butter, butter and honey, or jam on top!

These muffins are easy to make and bursting with a sweet corn flavor. The homemade cinnamon butter spread is literally like the icing on the cake!

The ingredients for these muffins are straightforward and most likely items you already have in your pantry. You’ll use both a creamed corn and sweet corn kernels to get this amazing flavor.

Corn bread mix, corn, egg, butter

This post is sponsored by Iowa Corn, but the recipe and opinions are 100% my own!

I had the pleasure of visiting Iowa, as a guest of Iowa Corn, to attend the Iowa Corn Quest in October. Thank you so much Iowa Corn for hosting me on this amazing trip!

Ingredients

  • 1 15.25 ounce can Sweet corn, drained
  • 1 14.75 ounce can Creamed corn
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 8 oz. Sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick butter, unsalted, room temperature
  • 1 8.5 once box Cornbread mix

How to Make the Best Cornbread Muffins

When the growing season is right, I love using fresh sweet corn cut right off the cob for this recipe.

  1. To get started, you will lightly whisk the egg in a small bowl. In a separate large bowl, add the cornbread muffin mix and sugar and whisk to combine.cornbread muffin mix in a glass bowl
  2. Add the creamed corn, butter, sour cream and egg. Using an electric hand-held mixer, thoroughly combine ingredients.cornbread ingredients in a mixing bowl
  3. Add the creamed corn, butter, sour cream and egg. Using an electric hand-held mixer, thoroughly combine ingredients.cornbread ingredients in a mixing bowl
  4. Fold drained corn kernels into batter until mixed thoroughly.
  5. Spoon batter into mini muffin pan, filling each cup to the top. These muffins don’t really rise all that much so it’s okay to fill the muffin cup up a little more than usual.cornbread batter in a muffin tray
    TIP: I like to use a cookie scoop for filling the muffin pan; it keeps the muffins even in size and doesn’t seem to be as messy!
  6. Bake until golden brown for about 15-20 minutes at 400°F. You can always stick a toothpick in the center of the muffin and it is done when the toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Cool mini cornbread muffins in pan for a few minutes before turning onto a cooling rack to finish cooling.
baked mini cornbread muffins in a muffin pan on a wire rack

These mini cornbread muffins are delicious on their own or served with this amazing cinnamon butter. They are amazing served warm with the butter on top – they literally melt in your mouth!

Mini cornbread muffins with cinnamon butter spreading on top with a knife

How to make Homemade Cinnamon Butter

Cinnamon Butter Ingredients

  • 4 ounces Cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 stick Butter, salted, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 4 Tbsp. Powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon
  1. The make the butter, cream one stick of butter with 4oz. of cream cheese – both at room temperature.
  2. Add the powdered sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract and beat on medium with a hand-held mixer until just combined.
mixing ingredients together with a hand mixer in a glass bowl

This butter is great to whip up and keep in the fridge to put on waffles, pancakes, toast…you name it!

cinnamon butter in a glass dish

This recipe makes a generous 48 mini muffins and they are just as delicious the next day if you happen to have leftovers.

How to Store

Store in an airtight container. They reheat well and can be wrapped tight in plastic wrap and frozen for up to 3 months.

mini corn bread muffins with cinnamon butter on a wire rack

I hope you and your family enjoy these delicious, sweet mini cornbread muffins with cinnamon butter as much as we do!

Recipes to With Serve Cornbread Muffins

Grilled Ribeye Steak | Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas | Homemade Chili | Sheet Pan Fajitas | The Best Baked Mac and Cheese | One Pot Pasta (no boiling pasta required!)

4.82 from 11 votes
mini cornbread muffin with cinnamon-butter

Mini Cornbread Muffins with Cinnamon Butter

Author — Khrista Helfer
Serves — 48
These moist and sweet mini cornbread muffins with cinnamon butter are the perfect side to any meal and even make the perfect small-bite appetizer for your next gathering.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 15.25 ounce can Sweet corn, drained
  • 1 14.75 ounce can Creamed corn
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 8 oz. Sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stick butter, unsalted, room temperature
  • 1 8.5 once box Cornbread mix

Cinnamon Butter

  • 4 ounces Cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 stick Butter, salted, room temperature
  • ½ tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 4 Tbsp. Powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F degrees. 
  • Spray mini muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, lightly whisk egg. Set aside. 
  • In a separate large bowl, add the cornbread muffin mix and sugar and whisk to combine.
  • Add the creamed corn, butter, sour cream and egg. Using an electric hand-held mixer, thoroughly combine ingredients.
  • Fold drained corn kernels into batter until mixed thoroughly.
  • Spoon batter into mini muffin pan, filling each cup to the top. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes, or until the tops are golden. (The muffins do not rise very much).
    Cool the muffins for a few minutes in the pan, then finish on cooling rack.

Cinnamon Butter

  • Using a hand-held mixer, cream one stick of butter with 4oz. of cream cheese – both at room temperature. Add the powdered sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract and beat on medium until just combined.

Jenn’s Notes

Freeze for up to 3 months

Nutrition Info

Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 69mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. 5 stars
    We love cornbread at our house, but I’ve never made it in muffin tins. What a fun way to serve it. And with that cinnamon butter – heavenly!!

  2. Oh how we love corn muffins at my house! I love that you put the actual corn in these. And that butter?! YUM! Saving this recipe for Thanksgiving!!

  3. 5 stars
    These are too darn cute! Now you see this might be dangerous for me because they are so tiny, I may lose track on how many I eat! Nevertheless, I still want to try this!

  4. 5 stars
    First, you’re adorable 🙂 Second, I’ve never put a sweet butter on cornbread, I’ve been missing out all this time! LOVE this.

  5. 5 stars
    I’m excited to try these (especially the spread)! But first what size are the cans of corn and what size for the box of cornbread mix?