Goat Cheese Chive Corn Muffins

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
1 cup cornmeal
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons sea-salt
2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
4 ounces goat cheese, softened
2 large eggs
4 tablespoons fresh chives, minced

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners and spray insides with non-stick spray.

2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix the flour, sugar, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt.

3. In a separate bowl, combine the milk, melted butter, goat cheese and eggs. With the mixer on the lowest speed, pour the wet ingredients into the dry ones and stir until they are just blended. Gently fold the chives into the batter until thoroughly combined. Spoon the batter into the paper liners, filling each one to the top. Bake for 30 minutes, until the tops are crisp and a toothpick comes out clean. Cool slightly and remove from the pan.

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