Calendula Corn Muffins Recipe

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This muffin is truly unique with calendula petals mixed in the batter. They are a perfect side for a big bowl of chili.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup whole kernel corn
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup calendula petals (about 6 blossoms)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 210 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 308mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs; mix well. Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Stir in the corn, cheese and calendula petals just until mixed Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: about 15 muffins.
Editor's Note: Verify that flowers are edible and have not been treated with chemicals.
Originally published as Calendula Corn Muffins in Birds & Blooms October/November 1999, p55

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Reviewed Sep. 12, 2013

"Good one"

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