Comfort Food: Miller High Life Beer Cornbread Muffins. #ad #recipe @millerhighlife
03 Jan 2020
Disclosure: I received samples of Miller High Life beer. All opinions are my own.
One of my favourite foods is barbecue. Slow-and-low beef brisket, delicious burnt ends, monstrous beef ribs, mouth watering baby back ribs, tender pulled pork, smoked chicken wings or chorizo sausage, creamy corn hush puppies, sweet potato mash, buttermilk biscuits and gravy, New Orleans coleslaw, Southwestern potato salad, braised collared greens with bacon, deep fried pickles, and warm cornbread.
We have smoked many a brisket and rack of ribs at home in our electric smoker, but beyond that, haven’t done much else.
I love to cook with beer. Beer with chicken is amazing, as is beer cooked in a pork roast. But I wanted to try something a little different with beer. Cornbread.
Wendy was making a beef roast one night, and she had planned to have roast potatoes and sweet potatoes on the side, with roasted asparagus. I asked if I could add to those sides with an experiment. She was all for it.
So there I was, having never made cornbread before, wondering how I could make them with the Miller High Life beer that was provided to me. I found a few recipes online that I knew i could customize for my family. Lots of them had jalapeños, which I knew wouldn’t fly with Wendy and Rachel, and some had cheese, which I didn’t want. I needed to make this recipe mine. So I drafted a rough recipe, but was missing a replacement for the jalapeño peppers.
So off we went to our local supermarket to buy all of the ingredients that we didn’t already have at home. Went and Lauren picked up all of the items which I had written down (and other groceries we needed), while Rachel and I hunted the aisles for a jalapeño replacement. We found olives, sweet peppers, garlic, and chives. Nothing jumped out as being a suitable replacement. Then we saw sundried tomatoes in oil. It would provide the taste and the colour that I was looking for.
Once we got home, the girls helped me get all of the ingredients together, and located our muffin trays. Lauren placed the paper baking cups into the muffin spots on the trays. Everyone was kind of excited to see how these would turn out, and to be completely honest, I was a bit scared. I love experimeting with food, but baking is totally out of my comfort zone.
Miller Highlife Beer Cornbread Muffins
2 eggs, beaten with fork
1 cup Miller High Life beer
1/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup canned whole kernel corn, drained
1/4 cup sundried tomatoes, drained and finely chopped
Preheat oven to 400˚F. Place paper baking cups in muffin trays. I used 2 trays with 6 muffins each.
In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with a fork. Stir in the beer, and the melted butter. Once mixed, stir in the corn and diced sundried tomatoes.
In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients together (flour, cornmeal, brown sugar, baking powder, salt).
Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring them in until completely mixed together. The batter will be lumpy.
Divide evenly into the 12 muffin cups – they will be almost full.
Bake 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Insert a toothpick into the centre. If it comes out clean, they are done. Let cool for a few minutes. Remove from pan. Serve warm.
Yields 12 cornbread muffins.
Comfort Food with a Southern Flair
The Miller Highlife Beer Cornbread Muffins were a hit! They turned out better than I expected, and everyone loved them! The cornbread muffins were aperfect side dish to tThe only hitch was that they stuck a bit to the paper baking cups, so we will likely just go with oiling or buttering the muffin trays next time, and not using paper baking cups.
If you do happen to try making these Miller High Life Beer Cornbread Muffins, drop back in and let me know how they turned out.
Craig is a husband, a father, team leader, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, blogger, and social media manager. Craig likes to go camping, travel, go on road trips, watch movies, read with his girls, build stuff, operate the grill, and play bass guitar. In June 2017, PR firm Cision identified Craig as one of Canada’s top 10 most popular male bloggers in the parents and family space. Known as Big Daddy Kreativ, his blog specializes in travel, lifestyle, food, automotive, events, parenting, movies, tech, recipes, health, pets, reviews, and giveaways.