Thursday, 19 April 2012

Smoked Paprika, Olive and Tomato Cornbread Muffins

These moist little muffins are great for a picnic, light lunch or a main meal served with refried beans, guacamole and vegan sour cream! Nom Nom! They can easily be made gluten free by replacing the wheat flour with a good gluten free flour. These muffins don't rise too much, so don't be alarmed! Make sure you fill them pretty much up to the top of the muffin case. They are super quick to make and keep well in an air tight tub for 3 days.

Ingredients: To make 12 small or 8 large muffins

1 cup of polenta (corn)
2 cups of flour
1 tsp of Baking Powder
1/2 tsp of Smoked Paprika
1/2 tsp of Cayenne Pepper
1/2 tsp of sugar
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Black Pepper
1/4 of a cup of Nutritional Yeast Flakes
1/2 Large Mild Green Chilli (Chopped up into small dice)
1/3 cup of Black Olives (Chopped into rings)
1/3 cup of Sundried Tomatoes (Chopped into small strips)
1/3 cup of Olive Oil
3/4 cup of Soya Milk

In a bowl mix the polenta, flour and baking powder into a bowl. Add the Smoked Paprika, Cayenne pepper, sugar, salt, black pepper and nutritional yeast flakes.

Than add the chopped mild green chilli, black olives and the sundried tomatoes.

Finally add the wet ingredients, the soya milk and olive oil. And mix into a thick batter. It will get a bit thicker as the polenta swells up. If it gets really thick and dry add a touch more soya milk.

Line a muffin tin with muffin cases and spoon tsps of the mix into 12 small muffin cases or 8 regular muffin cases. As I said before these muffins don't rise too much, so don't be alarmed! Make sure you fill them pretty much up to the top of the muffin case. Sprinkle each muffin with a pinch of smoked paprika.

Bake in a hot oven (190c) for 15 mins or until golden brown. A good way to check if they are ready is to insert a skewer into the middle of one; if it comes out clean then they are done! Serve on their own with vegan butter or with refried beans, guacamole and vegan sour cream. Enjoy!

Also I thought I would show you the new stall banner I have made! I am very pleased with it and can't wait to show it off at the stall I am having at the Forum on the 27th and 28th of April! 
Now it will be even easier to find us! Just look for the deer! X 



  1. Love the banner! A few of us Manchester vegans are going to try to pop down when you're doing the stall at the zine fair at Victoria Baths in May. If you're around in Manchester on the Sunday too we've got a Cake liberation Front meet up. No need to bake. I'll put something on the CLF Facebook about the zine fair too.

  2. Thanks so much for that!!!! Will be lovely to meet you! I am not sure when we are leaving to drive back home on the sunday as I have orders and my partner has school on the monday (he is an art teacher) but if I am still around I will defo come along! xxx