I never wanted to be an adult. While other kids were striving to be older to participate in ‘grown up’ activities, I was fully content with where I was. Despite a preponderance of evidence, I didn’t accept Santa Claus as a hoax until age 9. I secretly played with action figures until I was 13. Even when I graduated high school, I rarely exhibited a desire to indulge in adult behavior.
While most young adults spent their summer before college buzzed on wine coolers, sneaking into clubs, or planning their respective careers, I aimlessly passed time working (mostly playing golf) 16 hours a week at a country club, laboring through monotonous seasons of Madden, reading African-American literature and taking random pictures of my outdoor adventures with an antiquated SLR camera.
Though I could do without being a Toys R Us kid, I certainly didn’t want to grow up. Thus, it should serve as no surprise that I find adulthood inherently stressful. Given my maligned profession as a store manager, I frequently find myself moreso.
To cope with the stress I occasionally buy sneakers and bake. This post is dedicated to the latter. One of the my favorite ‘comfort foods’ is cornbread. It may seem odd, but if you’ve tried some prepared by a true southerner, you probably understand.
Here’s a twist on the old fashioned staple. The recipe is fairly easy, mainly because most of the ingredients are in a box. But, because that would be boring, I’ve added a few things to zest it up a bit. Pictured below are what you’ll need to get started:
1 box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix (because it’s cheap!)
1/2 cup of buttermilk
2 tbsp of butter
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese (the entire package)
Step 1: Heat oven to 400 degrees
Step 2: Mix ingredients
Step 4: Add a teaspoon of vanilla, a splash of hot sauce and mix again
Step 5: Generously spray a 24 count mini muffin tray with coconut oil and fill each pocket about half-way
Step 6: Bake 10 to 15 minutes
Step 7: Stuff your face! (After letting them cool of course.)
Whether you’re a food anarchist or a budget-conscious foodie, these corn muffins are sure to satisfy your taste-buds. Enjoy with some chili this winter, or while destroying an unassuming adolescent in a game of Call of Duty.
Serving Size: 1 muffin (24 servings total)
90 Calories, 5g of fat, 7g of carbs and 3g of protein