Hominy muffins

Time 40 minutes
Yields Makes 10 muffins (or 30 mini-muffins)
Hominy muffins

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 10-muffin pan (or enough mini-muffin pans for 30 mini-muffins) and set aside.


In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Set aside.


In a medium bowl, stir together the hominy, butter and milk. Whisk in the eggs. Stir the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients just until combined.


Fill the greased muffin pans three-fourths full with batter and place in the oven. Bake the muffins until golden and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean; about 25 minutes for standard muffins (18 to 20 minutes for mini-muffins). Cool the pan on a rack before removing the muffins. The muffins will keep for 3 to 5 days, stored in a sealed plastic bag at room temperature.

Adapted from “Good Things to Eat, as Suggested by Rufus” by Rufus Estes.

Noelle Carter is the former Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen director. She left in January 2019.
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