Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins

Cheddar Jalapeño Cornbread Are you like me and waiting for the weather to turn cooler to enjoy those cozy comfort foods? I jumped the gun earlier this week and made a big pot of soup, White Bean Chicken Chili, one of our favorites. And just so the soup wouldn’t be lonely, I also made a batch of Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins. Yum.

With the addition of cheddar cheese, jalapeño, onion and black bean, these cornbread muffins made it to my list of keepers.

Adjust to your liking; amp up the spice with more jalapeño; omit the onion and/or black beans if they’re not your favorite.

Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread

A delicious savory bite, and the perfect compliment to soup, chili, or stew.


Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins
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The perfect muffin to serve with a big pot of chili.
Serves: Makes 16 standard size muffins.
  • 1½ cup yellow cornmeal
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cup buttermilk
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1-2 jalapeño, finely diced (adjust for spice preference)
  • ½ cup onion, finely diced (optional)
  • ½ cup black beans, drained (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease muffin cups or use paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, lightly whisk together all dry ingredients: cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Beat the eggs, buttermilk and oil together in a small bowl, then stir into dry ingredients. Mix well, but be careful to not over mix.
  4. Add in cheese, jalapeño, onion and black beans, stir until combined.
  5. Fill muffin cups half full.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes.


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  1. 5


    You know that I love cornbread in any way, shape or form! And these little muffins looks like the perfect partner for any of my fall soups and chilis. Love the addition of black beans to the batter. Brilliant.

  2. 17

    Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño says

    yum yum yum yum!!! This look great and as you know I love my jalapeños… especially with some cheddar.
    Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño

  3. 18

    Bev Weidner says

    Please, please, please say there is room in that basket for me to snuggle with those muffins.

    I BEG YOU.

  4. 22

    SMITH BITES says

    LOVE these Amy – would be fabulous w/chili but honestly? i might sneak these for breakfast too!

  5. 23

    Kristen says

    We’re having spaghetti red and cornbread muffins tonight for dinner. I love this time of year!

  6. 24

    Georgia Pellegrini says

    I love that these are chalk full of ingredients… I’ve never thought to put beans in there but I love it!

  7. 25

    Cookbook Queen says

    The high was 68 today and it’s overcast and windy out. These look perfect for dinner!!

  8. 28

    Abby says

    These are soo popular in my hometown of Albuquerque, and now I have a recipe. Will definitely make them this weekend. I was feeling homesick!

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