Quick Molasses Cornbread Muffins to Suit Every Meal

Servings: 12 muffins serving(s)

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 27 minutes

Cooking time: 12 minutes

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Quick & hearty Molasses Cornbread Muffins are a great when you’re craving bread and are low on flour and time. Ready to eat in under 30 minutes.

Quick molasses cornbread muffins

I have always had an affection for cornbread. I love how it suits every meal of the day and can travel from breakfast to super without a blink. It shines at any meal since it can move in sweet and savoury directions.

If you’re new to molasses with your cornbread (or molasses cornbread muffins) be prepared to be amazed. The pairing goes back decades (centuries?) and the two flavours go together beautifully.

This recipe is great with medium and coarse grind cornmeal. It can also be baked in a 9″x 9″ pan if you prefer to make traditional cornbread or need to feed a crowd.

So many ways to enjoy cornbread:

  • These molasses cornbread muffins are a great addition to your backyard barbecue. Serve them with chili too.
  • Want to make them more savoury? Add half a cup of corn kernels to the batter and a little chili powder (1/2 tsp.). Reduce the sugar by 2 Tbsp.
  • Toasted cornmeal muffins are a yummy breakfast treat.
  • For a speedy dessert you can drizzle these muffins with molasses (add a good slather of butter first).

If you love the molasses cornbread combo try our blueberry molasses cornbread or our cornmeal pancakes.


Quick Molasses Cornbread Muffins

Quick molasses cornbread muffins

Quick & hearty Molasses Cornbread Muffins are a great when you’re craving bread and are low on flour and time. Ready to eat in under 30 minutes.

  • Author: Bridget Oland
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, spooned in
  • ¾ cup cornmeal, spooned in
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • Pinch of baking soda
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Prepare your muffin pan (line with papers or grease well).
  3. In a large bowl whisk together the dry ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk eggs, then add the sugar and molasses. Stir to combine then whisk in the milk and melted butter.
  4. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet mixture. Stir gently to combine, breaking up lumps in the batter with the back of a spoon.
  5. Spoon batter into prepared pan and bake 10-12 minutes, until golden and the tops spring back when touched lightly.
  6. Let cool 10 minutes before removing muffins from the pan.

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9 thoughts on “Quick Molasses Cornbread Muffins to Suit Every Meal

  1. Earline Nunn says:

    Made these! Delicious! Easy and we froze some and they tasted great a nd the texture was spot on even after 2 weeks frozen. Thank-you!

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Earline, I’m so pleased you enjoyed the recipe! Thanks for letting me know.

  2. Earline Nunn says:

    Easy and tasty.

  3. bonnie smith says:

    could i use all buttermilk, and omit the sugar?

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Bonnie, I haven’t made these without sugar and using buttermilk, but those adjustments are worth trying.

  4. Bonnie Smith says:


    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Bonnie, I would thin the yogurt with milk — maybe half and half.

  5. Anne says:

    What are your thoughts on substituting half the melted butter with applesauce?

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Anne, I have’t tried this recipe with applesauce but I think it would work just fine if you replace half of the butter.

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