Sunday, May 20, 2012

Bacon and Corn Polenta Muffins

Something quick to make and oh so very very tasty.  These will fit the bill for a lunchbox treat if you can manage to stop others from eating them when they come straight out of the oven.

The combination of the bacon and corn, always a wonderful combination on their own, partnered with cheese and polenta makes a satisfying flavour hit that are delicious whether they are served hot or cold.

Only 2ppts each but very morish - I could eat quite a few.  Freezable so you can control how many you have for lunch :)

Bacon and Corn Polenta Muffins
(recipe adapted from WW The Complete Meal)

Serves: 24
ProPoints per Serve: 2

cooking spray
1/2 cup (80 grams) yellow polenta
2/3 cups (160 mls) skim milk
80 grams Weight Watchers Bacon, finely chopped
4 green shallots, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups (220 grams) self raising flour
2 x 125 gram cans corn kernels, rinsed, drained
2 x 125 gram cans creamed corn
1/2 cup (60 grams) extra light grated tasty cheese
100 grams Weight Watchers Canola Spread, melted
2 eggs, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

Line two 12 hole mini muffin tins with paper cases.  Spray with cooking spray if needed.

Combine polenta and milk in a bowl.  Set aside for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile lightly spray a small non stick frying pan with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat.  Cook bacon, stirring, for 2 minutes.  Add shallots and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until bacon is crisp.  Remove pan from heat.  Cool for 5 minutes.

Sift flour into a large bowl. Add corn kernels, creamed corn, cheese and bacon mixture and stir until combined.  Add spread, egg and polenta mixture and mix until combined.

Spoon 2 tablespoons of batter into each paper case.   Bake for 15 - 18 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer.  Cool muffins in tins for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.  Serve warm or cold.

Note: for a mini muffin this mixture can make 48 muffins by using small paper cases and 1 tablespoon of mixture per case - the ProPoints value per muffin would then be 1 ppts each.

1 comment:

Decor & Harmony said...

these so scrumptious and not too fattening that always a plus :)