This is an unusual cornbread muffin I adapted after years of messing around. You'll get tons of texture, fruity bits, whole grain punch . . . and room for creativity! I've used fresh figs, dried cherries, or whatever is handy for the mango. Enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen muffins
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Whisk together the cornmeal, couscous, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Stir in the dried mango.

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  • Whisk together the mashed bananas, eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and buttermilk. Stir the cornmeal mixture into the banana mixture, and let the batter rest until the couscous absorbs some of the moisture, about 5 minutes. Spoon the batter into ungreased muffin cups, filling them 2/3 full.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 15 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

202 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 32.6g; fat 6g; cholesterol 31.8mg; sodium 282.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2009
Yum! Hearty texture not too sweet not too banana-y. These could be served for breakfast or in place of typical cornbread muffins at dinner time. Delicious with butter of course! I used one cup fresh mango because I already had some on hand. For half the batch I tossed in 1/4 cup of cranberries and topped with sliced almonds. I loved the addition of almonds but the cranberries made the flavors too confusing. I will be making this easy recipe again. Next time I will replace the couscous with quinoa so they'll be gluten free! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/07/2011
Unusual and a bit unpleasant texture. The flavor was OK. They completely fell apart with "sandy" texture the next day. Will not make again Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2009
Yum! Hearty texture not too sweet not too banana-y. These could be served for breakfast or in place of typical cornbread muffins at dinner time. Delicious with butter of course! I used one cup fresh mango because I already had some on hand. For half the batch I tossed in 1/4 cup of cranberries and topped with sliced almonds. I loved the addition of almonds but the cranberries made the flavors too confusing. I will be making this easy recipe again. Next time I will replace the couscous with quinoa so they'll be gluten free! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2010
Surprisingly good! I was looking for a way to use up my dried mango that the kids wouldn't eat on its own and thought I'd give this a shot. These are moist and delicious. Not too sweet but sweet enough to eat on their own. They'd be great with butter or jam. I used about 3/4 cup of dried mangoes since I wanted to use all I had followed the recipe completely other than that. Next time I'll take the other reviewer's advice and use quinoa in place of the couscous for gluten free and a little extra protein. Thanks! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2010
My roommate made this but left out the banana because we didn't have any on hand. I was ADDICTED. This is probably my new favorite muffin recipe--delightfully unique without being too sweet! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2010
I was honestly expecting this recipe to flop but it turned out great. I made it as a bread instead of muffins. I used half apple butter/half oil and added a tsp of cinnamon. Also used chopped fresh pear because I was out of dried mangoes. The exture is dense moist and anything but "gritty". This bread made great French toast the next day. I'll probably add some nuts next time. Thanks Rachel D! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2010
I added sliced almonds and coconut flakes on top Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/07/2011
Unusual and a bit unpleasant texture. The flavor was OK. They completely fell apart with "sandy" texture the next day. Will not make again Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/15/2012
Rather bland the mango was chewy and did't help with flavour iam afraid i won't make again... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2016
I had my doubts when I first made this recipe but it's quickly beside a family staple. Healthy yummy and filling we snack on these without guilt. Definite recommend! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
06/13/2012
I will not make this again it has almost no flavor. I can't even taste the bananas and mangoes. Read More
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