Jackie’s Corn Bread Muffins

Diet types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Jackie from North Carolina.

Portions: 12

Serving size: 1 muffin


  • 1 cup all-purpose white flour
  • 1 cup plain cornmeal, white or yellow
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup liquid egg substitute
  • 1 cup unenriched rice milk
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted or 2 tablespoons canola oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar and baking powder.
  3. In another bowl, combine egg substitute, rice milk and melted butter.
  4. Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients just until moistened.
  5. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups 2/3 full.
  6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Serve warm.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  124
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  23 g
  • Fat  3 g
  • Cholesterol  5 mg
  • Sodium  85 mg
  • Potassium  40 mg
  • Phosphorus  100 mg
  • Calcium  64 mg
  • Fiber  1.0 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1-1/2 starch

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • By using egg substitute instead of egg and rice milk instead of milk, phosphorus is reduced from 130 mg to 100 mg. The baking powder contributes 76 mg phosphorus to each muffin. Limit portion to one muffin.
  • Do not substitute self-rising corn meal — it’s higher in phosphorus.
  • Freeze leftover muffins and reheat for a quick meal addition later.
  • To make skillet-baked cornbread instead of muffins use a medium-size iron skillet and decrease sugar to 2 tablespoons.

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Jackie’s Corn Bread Muffins

If you use 2 cups corn meal,no flour and no sugar, what does this change in the recipe. Dietitian comment: 12 fewer calories, 6 fewer carbohydrate grams and 8 more potassium mg. The other nutrients are less than 1.0 g or mg difference.

Sep. 26, 2014, 2:45 AM - Inappropriate review?
Jackie’s Corn Bread Muffins

So using the sodium free baking powder changes the sodium to 110, phos.60, and potassium to 57 is that per muffin? Dietitian comment: Yes per muffin.

Sep. 07, 2014, 8:54 AM - Inappropriate review?
Jackie’s Corn Bread Muffins
leigh561 says:

I made these to go with the Slow Cooker Turkey and they were really good. I used the Splenda Blend in place of sugar and the Non-Phosphorus baking powder. I didn't notice any difference in them, they came out perfect.

Feb. 12, 2011, 6:53 PM - Inappropriate review?
Jackie’s Corn Bread Muffins

I used this recipe to make cornbread dressing @ Christmas. I substituted non-dairy creamer and omitted the sugar.

Jan. 11, 2010, 4:04 PM - Inappropriate review?

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