Sunday, December 26, 2010

Jalapeno Corn Muffins with Cheese

Cornbread is a southern staple. It goes great with soup, beans, greens. You name it and cornbread will accentuate any dish, especially any southern dish.

Sometimes I like to give my cornbread a 'lil kick and I add jalapeno peppers. Sometimes I want to add another flavor and in goes the cheese. When I'm feeling really comfort foodish , I will prepare Mexican cornbread with hot sausage, jalapenos,corn,onion and cheese.

I was preparing chili one evening and decided to make Jalapeno Corn muffins with Cheese. The muffins were the perfect companion with the chili. I crumbled some into the chili and I also dared to dip.

Here is my recipe:

Non stick cooking spray
2 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons of additional vegetable oil or butter
1 1/2 cups Self rising corn meal ( I prefer yellow)
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar (sometimes I use it and sometimes I don't. It is truly an optional ingredient.)
2 large jalapeno peppers: seeded and veins removed (leave the veins in if you are really brave.)
1/2 onion diced
1-2 cloves garlic finely diced
1 cup shredded sharp cheese

Heat oven to 450 degrees.
spray muffin pan with non stick spray
In bowl, beat 2 large eggs, add milk, oil, corn meal, flour and sugar.
Mix until blended well.
Set aside.
In skillet add 2 tablespoons of oil or butter and heat. Throw in jalapenos,onion and garlic. Stir and cook until onions become soft.
Add pepper mixture to meal mixture , then add shredded cheese. Still until all ingredients are nicely incorporated.
Spoon into muffin pan, fill each cup 3/4 full
Bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown.


  1. OMG that looks soooo good...You didnt invite me...boohoo

  2. I am a homemade cornbread girl...from Georgia too! I love this recipe! And the sausage put in it....YUM!!! Can't wait to do that! {But NO sugar! I like it 'Old School'! LOL}

  3. I only made cornbread once,but I might try your recipe

  4. This looks like a great recipe for cornbread. love it. Thanks!

  5. Yum Maggie these look awesome! I must try:)


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