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Popcorn Muffins


Yes, I said popcorn!  Remember a couple of posts back I mentioned a certain retro cookbook that had apparently been sitting on my bookshelf for some time now?  Well, this was one of the many recipes that caught my eye and I knew the next time we made popcorn I’d have to sit some aside for these out-of-the-ordinary muffins!

While they are savory, it’d only take a handful of chocolate chips, dried fruit, or a vanilla glaze to turn them to the dark sweet side.  Hope you enjoy them!

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Popcorn Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups of Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Ground Popped Corn
  • 3 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Melted Unsalted Butter or Shortening (DON’T use margarine)
  • 1 Cup Vanilla Yogurt
  • 2 Well-Beaten Eggs

Before we get into the actual directions we have to grind up that popcorn.  I used a food processor, however if you’re spiffy and have a grain grinder I’m sure it’d work much better.  After 15-20 minutes of pulsing, high speed, low speed, and every speed in between.  This is what I ended up with.

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Not exactly ground popped corn huh?  Instead of driving myself crazy grinding up the doggone popcorn I decided to sift out what I had managed to grind up.  Shockingly enough I actually had close to a cup’s worth! (Sorry about the color, the food processor container had a tint to it that my camera couldn’t fix.)

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**Trust me when I say to grind it up on low speed.  The high speed created such a wind that the popcorn bounced on top of the blade instead of getting hacked by it!**

Whisk together dry ingredients.  Mix in wet ingredients until it’s all moistened and combined.  Fill greased muffin tins 2/3 full.  Bake at 435 degrees for 12-15 minutes. I used a mini muffin pan so you may need to bake longer for regular sized muffins.  Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

P.S. I added a sprinkle of sugar on top to sweeten it just a touch!

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The original recipe was credited to Grace Vialle Gray of Glen Ellyn, Ill.  and it was in the Searchlight Recipe Book.  It called for shortening, I just prefer baking with butter; also it called for 1 Cup of Milk, again, I prefer yogurt.

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  1. My son loves popcorn, I am sure he would like these. Thanks for posting this interesting recipe.

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  2. How interesting! I'll have to give this a try. Did it really take 20 minutes to grind? I'm visiting from Serenity Now.

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  3. Oh my goodness!! What an amazing idea. My family loves popcorn and we make it several times a week. We NEED to try these. I would love it if you linked this recipe up to Food Adventure Friday: http://teachinggoodeaters.blogspot.com/2012/03/food-adventure-friday-green-feast.html

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  4. Wow, the popcorn goodness is making me feel pretty excited right now. Although grinding it up seems like a weird process!


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  5. These look yummy! Thanks so much for linking up, I just featured this post on my fb page: http://www.facebook.com/seevanessacraft

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  6. It's a beautiful ideas!!Hi, my name is Maria and I write you from Italy!!

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  7. How cool! This is such a creative idea. They look really yummy.

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  8. We just made these after my 3-year-old said, "Let's make popcorn muffins!" and I said, "There's no such thing sweetie." Well google proved me wrong. These are really good! Light, fluffy, a little chewy. Tastes like sour cream corn bread, but with that nice crumb you can only get in a muffin. We skipped the food processor and just crumbled up the popcorn by hand. With one adult and one child that only took about 3 minutes, it was just a little pokey on the hands, so we switched to pounding it with a potato masher after the first minute or so. I think these would be excellent with a big bowl of chili.

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