#TrainWithGrainsTuesday Tip #10

We know how hard it is to ensure you and your family are enjoying a healthy lifestyle that includes whole grains. Every Tuesday we will release a #TrainWithGrainsTip that will help you include whole grains into your healthy lifestyle.

Our tip this week is:

Tip #10

This fall, choose corn to be your comfort food! Try creating some delicious food using Ontario cornmeal. When buying cornmeal, check the ingredient list for the words “whole corn.” This way, you know the product is whole grain – meaning all three parts of the grain are included: the bran, the germ and the endosperm to ensure your getting all the beneficial nutrients from the grains.

Try creating your own Skillet Cornbread or these savory Cornmeal Muffins with chives!  Serve with soup, stew or chili for a perfectly delicious fall meal.

Be sure to read our other #TrainWithGrainsTip from this fall to learn more ways to include whole grains into your lifestyle!

Combine to Kitchen – Cornbread Muffins with Chives

Cornmeal muffins with chives

Enjoy these savoury muffins with soups, stews, salads or chili!


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • 2 Tbsp minced chives



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, cayenne pepper and sugar. Stir in the minced chives.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together the egg, buttermilk and oil.
  4. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients. Stir until combined.
  5. Pour into muffin tins. Bake for 15 minutes or until done. Cool on a rack. Store muffins in an air-tight container.


Recipe makes 10 muffins


Nutritional Analysis (per muffin):

182 kcal

4 g of protein

28 g of carbuhydrate

1 g of fiber

5.6 gram of total fat

168 mg of sodium


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