Pheasants, you’re in for a treat tonight!
You see, I’ve got a mad craving. This morning’s spicy shirred eggs didn’t take the edge off it, either…I’m still mad about all things spicy. And so, in honor of that, I’ve decided to make some Midnight Cowboy spicy chipotle muffins.
I also made some sweet honey ones, but mostly, these are just what they sound like: sweet corn muffins with a spicy, smoky kick from the chipotle. I added a roasted red pepper for sweetness, and mixed in some cheddar for ooey, gooey pleasure, and they made these muffins beautiful, savory, and absolutely out of this world.
I served them all (sweet and spicy alike) with my quick chipotle compound butter. Pair them with barbecued meats, beans, or rotisserie chicken. Or, you can do what I did, and just eat them warm from the oven, with a smile on your face. This, pheasants, is truly what dreams are made of.
Midnight Cowboy Muffins
1/2 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c sweet cornmeal
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
3 tbsp reduced fat sour cream
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 chipotle pepper, minced or pureed
1/2 tsp adobo sauce
1/3 large roasted bell pepper, seeded and minced
3 tbsp finely diced cheddar
So, I split my muffin recipe to make two sweet and four spicy. You don’t have to, but if you want an entire batch of sweet muffins, just mix in 3 tbsp or more of honey after the second paragraph.
Butter and line with cornmeal six average-sized muffin tins. Preheat your oven to 375°F (191°C.)
Mix all your dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, mix together the egg, sour cream and vegetable oil. Mix wet into dry and stir to combine.
Add in the chiles, pepper and cheddar, stir to mix well, and place into 6 muffin tins. If you like, drizzle them with honey and pop them in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until done. Let cool, and enjoy with my Chipotle Compound Butter!
Chipotle Compound Butter
1 1/2 tsp adobo sauce
1/2 tsp honey
1/2 stick softened butter
Mix them together. Roll up into a piece of saran wrap and refrigerate until firm, or just use as is!