BSI: Corn Bitelettes

This is a fun, easy, CORN-y recipe that I made up for this week’s BSI (Blogger Secret Ingredient)…  I’m trying to use up some orange juice that’s in the fridge, so I incorporated that as well.  It adds a really subtle sweetness that is mandatory for all good cornbread.  And the bitelettes are just too cute.

Corn Bitelettes with a Hint of Orange


Ingredients (makes 27 bites)

  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3/4 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup corn meal
  • 1/2 cup wheat bran (or flour)
  • 1/4 cup oat bran (or flour)
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels


  1. Preheat the oven to 425F.
  2. Mix together the wet ingredients (olive oil, egg whites, OJ).  Mix together the dry ingredients (corn meal, wheat bran, oat bran, baking powder, salt).  Mix them together.  Add the corn! and mix well.
  3. Drop tablespoons of batter into mini-muffin cups.
  4. Bake for 18-19 minutes at 425F.


Enjoy! I wish I had thought to put cheese on them.  That would have been perfect.  These are delicious and corny and oh-so-yum.  I hope you try them 🙂  Since I forgot to put cheese on top, slathered on some fresh whipped butter.  It was great.

20 Comments on BSI: Corn Bitelettes

  1. Lexie
    31 May, 2009 at 5:41 pm (8 years ago)

    The corn bitelettes look so cute and good! I can’t wait to try these! I have never heard of putting orange juice in corn muffins, but it sounds like a great addition!

  2. Shelby
    31 May, 2009 at 7:03 pm (8 years ago)

    I love how you used orange juice, it sounds delish!

  3. brookesballbuster
    31 May, 2009 at 7:49 pm (8 years ago)

    Thanks for the link on your blog! Your so sweet…do you just come up with these recipes out of nowhere?

  4. Cindy
    31 May, 2009 at 8:14 pm (8 years ago)

    Yeahhhhh Oat bran too!
    These look so good. I’m gonna try them this new week!

    Great Job Maggie!

  5. Sophia
    31 May, 2009 at 8:45 pm (8 years ago)

    Love it! Too cute!
    and the suggestion to top it with cheese? Oh Maggie, you heart-stealer!

  6. Lara (Thinspired)
    1 June, 2009 at 3:18 am (8 years ago)

    These would have been great last week when I was making chili! I was looking for a healthy corn bread-like recipe but couldn’t find one 🙁

  7. coco
    1 June, 2009 at 3:50 am (8 years ago)

    these look so cute and yummy~~~ I am agree that maybe adding/topping some cheese would make them perfect! 🙂 great idea for a savory snack (my fav)

  8. MizFit
    1 June, 2009 at 3:51 am (8 years ago)

    oooh IM IN FOR THESE!

    I shall love eating em and the Toddler shall love creating em.

  9. K
    1 June, 2009 at 6:55 am (8 years ago)

    Those sound great! Love the addition of orange juice!

  10. Justine
    1 June, 2009 at 7:14 am (8 years ago)

    Maggie, you are so creative!!


  11. Jenn@slim-shoppin
    1 June, 2009 at 10:55 am (8 years ago)

    That looks like such a great little muffin!

    I can see why Sophia had a hard time picking someone this week!

  12. Sagan
    1 June, 2009 at 11:28 am (8 years ago)

    Yummy, these look super tasty. What kind of cheese do you think you’d add? And do you think canned corn could be used in place of frozen kernels?

  13. Marta
    1 June, 2009 at 1:34 pm (8 years ago)

    I love this recipe!!! I actually also made corn muffins to use up the extra corn I had bought for the contest! Hahaha they didn’t look as nice as yours 😉
    I really enjoyed your guest post at Sagan’s and I wanted to drop by and mention that. I’m glad I did because I really enjoy the concept of your blog and will continue to visit you 🙂

  14. bhealthier
    1 June, 2009 at 2:39 pm (8 years ago)

    that name is so darling! corn bitelettes! they look delicious as well.hope you win!

  15. Alison
    1 June, 2009 at 6:19 pm (8 years ago)

    Looks yummy. It’s funny how close corn is to being a dessert food. A very versatile vegetable.

  16. erica
    8 June, 2009 at 5:59 pm (8 years ago)

    how about putting in some jalapeno? do you think that would be good?

  17. Mimi
    24 July, 2010 at 4:51 am (6 years ago)

    I think it’s already official: I’m in love with your recipes!

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