Heart Shaped Valentine’s Corn Muffins Recipe with Orange & Chilies

by Jennifer on February 12, 2012

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For my son’s birthday, I wanted to send in a fun treat for the Kindergarten kiddies yet not make the traditional cupcakes & cookies. After agreeing how to dress up the requested corn muffins (sprinkles!), I decided to make them mini-sized so that we could minimize any waste by the wee ones who did not enjoy the treats.

However, for my hubby, I wanted to give him full sized muffins with a bit of a kick! No, I did not add fresh jalapeno but instead, I used the can of chopped chilies waiting in the pantry.

Do not be all snooty and refuse to make these because there is no butter in the batter or because you are all freaked out about the orange peel. You will be missing out big time because these are awesome! Besides, you can always put some butter on top when they are all warm from the oven. Naturally, you will be performing Backside Challenge #4 while you consume one right?

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers February 13, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Don’t you love heart shaped foods? I swear I could make everything heart shape if I could! These little muffins sound delish!!

Dmarie February 13, 2012 at 3:27 pm

orange zest and chilies sounds like a perfect pairing for corn muffins. thanks for sharing!!

myfudo February 13, 2012 at 8:10 pm

That is what i do when i bring treats to the kiddos and their playmates or during kiddie parties. Small servings. Those who want more can have more, but those who eat small won’t have to waste anything at all. I love these mini corn muffins!

Mary February 14, 2012 at 9:14 am

Hi Jennifer,

These are just the cutest little muffins. We love our jalapeno cornbread here in Texas and making them shaped in hearts is perfect for the dinner I have planned tonight!

Thanks so much for sharing.

Love,
Mary

Aggie February 14, 2012 at 2:29 pm

These sound delicious!!!

Rachel February 18, 2012 at 1:59 pm

They look so good!

Danika Lederman February 19, 2012 at 3:57 am

I value the post.Much thanks again. Really Cool.

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