Spicy Corn Muffins


2 spray(s) cooking spray
1 cup(s) yellow cornmeal
1 cup(s) whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp table salt
1/3 cup(s) corn oil
3 Tbsp honey
1 large egg(s), beaten
1 cup(s) fat-free skim milk
3/4 cup(s) uncooked scallion(s), chopped
1 medium jalapeño pepper(s), seeded and finely chopped (do not touch seeds with bare hands)


Preheat oven to 350ºF and coat a 12-hole muffin tin with cooking spray or muffin liners.
Combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, combine oil, honey, egg, and milk.
Create a well with a spoon in the middle of the cornmeal mixture and pour milk mixture into well; mix until just combined. (Do not overbeat.) Fold in scallions and jalapeno.
Drop heaping tablespoons of batter into muffin holes until each is about 2/3 to 3/4 full. Bake until tops turn golden, about 20 to 25 minutes. Yields 1 muffin per serving.

If you like your muffins really spicy, use the jalapeno with the seeds. For a sweet taste, omit the jalapeno altogether and substitute about 1/2 cup of finely chopped sweet red pepper in its place.