Baking with Baking Powder... Baked Hush Puppies

  Southern Living has several of the best Southern Cookbooks. Not the annuals from the magazine which are good, but the cookbooks they print. 
 This recipe uses a fair amount of Baking Powder so check the date on your container.
  Everyone thought they really were more like mini corn muffins than hush puppies, but good and so much better for you.
  I use my 24 cup mini muffin pan and grease them well with Crisco. They took about ten minutes to put together and 15 minutes in the oven and no greasy mess from frying them. I use my 1 tablespoon cookie scoop to put them in the pan and that goes quite fast. I don't get quite get 24 so I put water in the three empty cups so my pan won't warp. 
  Folks, if you like hushpuppies this is a really good way to go. My grandson, who is my biggest hushpuppy fan gave them 2 thumbs up, so I make them often.
Baked Hush Puppies
½ cup cornmeal
½ cup all purpose flour
½ teaspoon sugar
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
Dash cayenne pepper
cup milk
1 egg beaten
¼ cup finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons melted shortening or vegetable oil
  Combine dry ingredients; add remaining ingredients and stir only until blended. Place about 1 tablespoon batter into well greased 1 ½ inch mini muffin pans. Bake at 425° for 15 to 20 minutes.
YIELD: about 24       Freeze leftovers 


  1. These look good, will give them a try, making beans and fried taters for tonight.

    1. Sherry, the beans and fried potatoes sound good.

  2. They look like mini mexican cornbread.

    1. JR, They taste like that but not spicy. But hush puppies are cornbread just usually deep fried.

  3. Oh I bet those would go well with a big bowl of Chilli!

    1. Clare, they go good with chili and of course fish. Really we like them with navy bean soup the best. Just the right size.


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