By Alicia Bodine

Complete muffin mixes are sold in grocery stores. You can make the muffin mixes as is, or add ingredients of your own to jazz the muffins up a bit. For example, a can of corn can be added to a corn muffin mix to give the muffins an authentic corn flavor. The bits of corn also add texture for individuals who want a little crunch when they bite in to the muffins.

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Corn muffins go great with a bowl of chili.

Step 1

Pour 8 to 8 1/2 oz. of your favorite corn muffin mix and 8 1/2 oz. of canned corn in to a large bowl. You can use sweet corn, or cream-style corn.

Step 2

Add 1 egg, 1/8 cup of vegetable oil, 3 oz. of shredded cheddar cheese, 3 oz. of sour cream, and 1 tsp. of chopped chives to the muffin mix. Stir until all of the ingredients are combined.

Step 3

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 4

Place muffin cups in your muffin pan while the oven is heating up. Pour the muffin mix in the muffin cups. You want each cup to be 2/3 full. The muffins will rise when baking.

Step 5

Set the muffins in the oven, and bake for a total of 15 to 18 minutes. The muffins are done when they begin to look golden brown. This recipe will make between 12 and 15 muffins.