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!


Popcorn Muffins


  • 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.


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.)


**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!


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.


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

  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.

  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

  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

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

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

  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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