1 cup of milk at room temperature
1 beaten egg
¼ cup of vegetable oil or melted shortening
1 cup yellow cornmeal
¾ cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 Tbs. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
Colored sugar or sprinkles
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Combine egg, milk, and oil in a medium size bowl and stir to mix. Place cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in a sifter and sift into the milk mixture. Stir until just blended but do not over-mix.
Using a ¼ cup measure, drop batter into well-greased muffin tins; sprinkle tops of muffins with colored sugar. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until edges of muffins are lightly browned. Let cool slightly and serve warm.