Fried Okra Cornbread Bites

Fried Okra Bites – OMG! SO good! Quick homemade cornbread muffins with cheese and fresh okra. Great for parties and an easy side dish. Only 5 ingredients – self-rising cornmeal, buttermilk, oil, cheddar cheese, fresh okra. Ready in about 10 minutes!!

Fried Okra Bites - OMG! SO good! Quick homemade cornbread muffins with cheese and fresh okra. Great for parties and an easy side dish. Only 5 ingredients - self-rising cornmeal, buttermilk, oil, cheddar cheese, fresh okra. Ready in about 10 minutes!!

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These Fried Okra Cornbread Bites are a new favorite. Mini cornbread muffins with fresh okra mixed in the batter. OMG! SO good! They taste just like fried okra! I happen to LOVE fried okra, so these Fried Okra Cornbread Bites were right up my alley!!

These mini muffins are super easy to make with only 5 ingredients. Simply mix together okra, self-rising cornmeal, buttermilk, oil, and cheese. Spoon the mixture into a mini muffin pan and bake.

I loved the addition of the cheese to the okra muffins. I used cheddar cheese, but these would also be great with some pepper jack cheese. Really, any cheese you like would be good in these muffins.

Just an FYI – I used White Lily Self-Rising Buttermilk White Cornmeal Mix in this recipe. If you can’t find White Lily, you can use any brand of self-rising cornmeal mix. I like white cornmeal, but yellow is perfectly fine.

Fried Okra Bites - OMG! SO good! Quick homemade cornbread muffins with cheese and fresh okra. Great for parties and an easy side dish. Only 5 ingredients - self-rising cornmeal, buttermilk, oil, cheddar cheese, fresh okra. Ready in about 10 minutes!!

We served the okra cornbread bites as a side dish, but they would also be great as an appetizer for a spring/summer party. You could dip them in some ranch dressing – YUM! These cornbread bites go with just about anything. We love them with grilled chicken, pork, or steaks. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this okra cornbread:

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Fried Okra Bites

Yield: 24 mini muffins
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Fried Okra Bites – OMG! SO good! Quick homemade cornbread muffins with cheese and fresh okra. Great for parties and an easy side dish. Only 5 ingredients – self-rising cornmeal, buttermilk, oil, cheddar cheese, fresh okra. Ready in about 10 minutes!!

Equipment:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh thinly sliced okra
  • ¾ cup self-rising cornmeal mix
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 450º F. Grease 24 mini muffin pan cups. Set aside.
  • Microwave okra in an microwave-safe bowl for 1 minute.
  • Combine okra, cornmeal mix, buttermilk, oil and cheese. Pour into prepared muffin pan.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Can be served warm or at room temperature.

Notes:

I used White Lily Self-Rising Buttermilk White Cornmeal Mix in this recipe. If you can’t find White Lily, you can use any brand of self-rising cornmeal mix. I like white cornmeal, but yellow is perfectly fine.

Steph

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Fried Okra Bites - OMG! SO good! Quick homemade cornbread muffins with cheese and fresh okra. Great for parties and an easy side dish. Only 5 ingredients - self-rising cornmeal, buttermilk, oil, cheddar cheese, fresh okra. Ready in about 10 minutes!!
Fried Okra Bites - OMG! SO good! Quick homemade cornbread muffins with cheese and fresh okra. Great for parties and an easy side dish. Only 5 ingredients - self-rising cornmeal, buttermilk, oil, cheddar cheese, fresh okra. Ready in about 10 minutes!!
Fried Okra Bites - OMG! SO good! Quick homemade cornbread muffins with cheese and fresh okra. Great for parties and an easy side dish. Only 5 ingredients - self-rising cornmeal, buttermilk, oil, cheddar cheese, fresh okra. Ready in about 10 minutes!!

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  1. I ate enough of these to embarrass myself tonight! Just wonderful .. okra should forever replace jalapeño as the go to add in for cornbread !

  2. I made these in a regular size muffin pan for dinner and everyone absolutely loved them! I will definitely be adding this recipe to my cookbook!

    1. No. You will need to add baking soda and salt to the plain cornmeal to make it self-rising. Just google it for measurements. Enjoy!

  3. Ohhh this sounds delicious! I can't wait to try your "FRIED" Okra Bites. We actually fried up some okra tonight for dinner. It's not hard to do. It can be a pain at times, but is fairly simple. I bought some frozen breaded okra once because I was pressed for time for a short notice dinner party and thought why not. How about not. It was the worst okra I ever fried. None of the breading stayed on. Nearly all of it all fell off. Nothing like mother's fresh fried okra or my mother-in-law's. You'll never see me buy that in the frozen section ever again. Can't live without fresh okra.

  4. Gave these a try, though I added a little salt, chopped jalapenos and a little bit of pickled jalapeno juice just to give them a little kick.

  5. Do they taste like fried okra rather than other okra? If so that's great! Frying okra is a pain but it's the only way my hubby likes it!

    1. I thought they tasted like fried okra. Fried Okra is my favorite, but I agree that it is a pain to fry it. I do it because I love it so much. These little bites are a great alternative.

  6. These look like a good way to use my frozen okra from last year's garden…however, I have them frozen as full pods–I've only used them so far to make gumbo…do you think thawing them and cutting them in pieces would be o.k. for this recipe??

  7. I can't imagine what these taste like but I think I'm going to have to make some!! My husband loves okra cooked every way . . .I only like it fried or grilled (my new favorite!!).

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