When most people hear the word avocado, they automatically think of guacamole. And, while guacamole is definitely a delicious dip, often served with tortilla chips, which is made with the use of avocados, there are so many different meals that can be prepared with the use of avocados. In fact, contrary to popular belief, avocados are good to use in a number of different dishes. In fact, avocados can be baked in macaroni and cheese, soups, and even fries. Avocados also make a fantastic substitute for oil in a number of different recipes. While oil is considered bad for the body, the avocados can be the healthy replacement when baking cookie and cake dishes. It is also ideal for those who are on a vegan diet and are unable to use butter when baking and creating meals. The truth is that avocados have been used in several different baked dishes too, which include pancakes, muffins, cupcakes, and a whole lot more.
What Is One Unique Baked Dish with Avocados?
Avocados, surprisingly enough, are the perfect addition to a batch of cornbread muffins. They simply add something extra to the traditional cornbread muffin. While cornbread is known for being flavorful and savory, the avocados give it a little something extra, taking an entirely different twist on the way that this comfort food is typically made by people. If you are interested in making these cornbread muffins with avocado, you will need specific ingredients.
Ingredients for Cornbread Muffins with Avocado
• 1 cup flour
• 1 cup cornmeal
• 1 ½ tablespoons baking powder
• 2 eggs
• 1 ½ teaspoons salt
• ¼ cup vegetable oil
• ¾ cup water
• ¼ cup avocados, peeled and diced into small pieces
• Non-stick cooking spray
Directions for Making and Baking the Avocado Cornbread Muffins
Before you start to prepare the ingredients, you should place your oven to 400 degrees F and give it time to heat it up. While the oven is heating, you will need a large mixing bowl. In that mixing bowl, you will prepare the flour, cornmeal, salt, and the baking powder together and mix all of the ingredients together until they are thoroughly combined with one another. In a separate bowl, you will take the eggs, vegetable oil, and the ¾ cups of water and mix them together. After mixing those wet ingredients together, you will add the diced pieces of avocado into the mix. Go back to the dry ingredients and make a spot directly in the middle of for the wet ingredients. You will then need to place the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients. Use a mixing spoon to mix all of the ingredients together carefully, ensuring they have combined well.
Your next step will be to take a muffin or cupcake pan and spray it down with some non-stick cooking spray to ensure that the muffins come out of the pan with ease and will not stick to the pan or burn at all. After you have sprayed the entire pan down with cooking spray, you can pour some of the mixture into each of the different muffin slots. Place the pan into the oven and allow the avocado muffins to bake for a total of around 15 minutes or until they are a golden-brown color. You can check on the muffins to see their color and decide whether or not they are ready. After the muffins are ready, remove them from the oven and set them aside so that they have time to cool off.
After cooling off for around 15-20 minutes, remove them from the pan and serve as an appetizer or side dish with just about any meal. This is just one of the many different ways that avocados can be used when baking. Everyone will enjoy this unique twist on a classic appetizer.