Sausage Corn Muffins, Gluten Free Option

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Sausage Corn Muffins
Sausage Corn Muffins from Spinach Tiger

There are a lot of things you can do with country sausage. Stuffing sausage into corn muffins that are tender, tasty and made from scratch is one of them that is a perfect Southern treat.

The process is fairly easy. Brown the sausage and drain and then decide which cornbread camp you’re in. Do you want your cornbread to be more cornbread texture, crumbly? Use 1 1/2 cups cornmeal to 1/2 cup flour.

You have to decide if your sausage corn mufins to have cake-like or more cornmeal-like texture

Do you want your cornbread to be more cake-like in texture? Use even amounts of cornmeal to flour.

Do you like your sausage corn muffins on the sweet side?

Once you’ve solved that, do you want your cornbread sweet? This decision changes region to region.  Usually, I like a little bit of sweetness, but not so much when I’m adding sausage. If you like sweet, add the optional sugar.

Now you have to decide if you want spicy or mild sausage. Both are good, but I do tend to like spicy. You can use loose country sausage or just crumble up sausage patties.

Best Sausage Corn Muffins from Spinach Tiger

Make Sausage Corn Muffins Gluten Free

When you choose to make sausage corn muffins gluten free, use the ratio 1 1/2 cups corn meal to 1/2 cup gluten free flour. Make sure your corn meal is made in a gluten free factory or is designated officially gluten free like this brand. My favorite gluten free flour is this brand.

Now that you’ve decided how you like your cornbread, make these muffins for your next brunch. You can also make these ahead, keep frozen and heat up for quick made from scratch breakfasts.

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Sausage Cornbread Muffins

Savory country sausage stuffed inside corn muffins is a wonderful breakfast treat.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Muffins
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 1 pound cooked, drained and crumbled mild country sausage
  • 1 and ½ cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 ½ cups cornmeal see cooking notes order here
  • ½ cup all purpose flour see note for gluten free option
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar optional
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Cook sausage patties in oven according to package instructions.
  • Crumble into small bite sized pieces. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Melt butter in microwave (20-30 seconds)
  • Mix cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, sugar with a whisk until well incorporated.
  • Mix in butter, shredded cheese, reserving 1/3 cup cheese to top muffins.
  • Mix in sausage.
  • Mix eggs with buttermilk and blend into dry mix. (Don’t over mix).
  • Prepare muffin pans with baking spray or oil, or use cupcake liners.
  • Pour into muffin pans.
  • Top with about a teaspoon of cheese.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until a tester comes out clean.
  • Cooking Notes: for a more cake-like cornbread, mix 1 cup corn meal to 1 cup flour.


When making these gluten free, I use Bob's Red Mill one to one baking flour.

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  1. I haven’t tried threes yet as my gluten free flour won’t be here until tomorrow. Mine quintessential muffin recipe was my grandmother’s and use equal amounts of fine cornmeal to regular flour. How would you adjust your recipe to have them be plain? No sausage. My family is very sad that I won’t be able to make my muffins anymore as I have been diagnosed with Celiac. Any input would be gratefully received.

  2. I have these in the oven and can’t wait to try them. My batter looked a bit thick and then I realised my butter is still in the microwave. DOH! When do we add this? Does it go into the batter?

  3. I just left a novel of a message that strangely disappeared in mid sentence. It was all about the sweet corn muffins I made (4 tablespoons sugar) and my souther relatives version of sugarless cornbread. MAybe it still exists on your side. Oh well great post it got me thinking. GREG

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