Cheddar Jalapeno Corn Muffins

I actually am usually not one for spicy food. That changes when the weather gets colder though! I love the way the spice warms my body and comforts my soul. So when it comes to spicy peppers I always turn to the wonderful jalapeno since they are still fairly mild and pair well with so many flavors. This weekend I used them in amazing cheddar jalapeno corn muffins for a great breakfast treat! They were so simple to make too.

The batter for the cheddar jalapeno corn muffins came together quickly. I just whisked my wet ingredients right into my dry ingredients to make a thick, flavorful batter. Then I switched to a spatula to fold in lots of finely diced jalapeno and shredded cheddar cheese.
The batter for the cheddar jalapeno corn muffins came together quickly. I just whisked my wet ingredients right into my dry ingredients to make a thick, flavorful batter. Then I switched to a spatula to fold in lots of finely diced jalapeno and shredded cheddar cheese.
I scooped that gorgeous batter right into my lined muffin pan. I filled them right to the top to have big, lovely cheddar jalapeno corn muffins! This recipe ended up yielding a perfect dozen with that measurement.
I scooped that gorgeous batter right into my lined muffin pan. I filled them right to the top to have big, puffy cheddar jalapeno corn muffins! This recipe ended up yielding a dozen with that measurement, which was absolutely perfect.
The cheddar jalapeno corn muffins baked for 20 muffins to get baked through and perfectly golden. They smelled so incredible and savory as they cooked and cooled!
The cheddar jalapeno corn muffins baked for 20 minutes to get baked through and perfectly golden. They smelled so incredible and savory as they cooked and cooled! I loved how crackly and slightly crisp they became around the edges.

When I tried one my taste buds went nuts. The jalapeno made them have heat without being assertive. The cornmeal and cheddar cheese gave them so much substance and texture. The best part was that they worked any time of day. I had them for breakfast with a strong cup of coffee, and then I had them on the side of chili for dinner! The leftovers kept well in a sealed container for two days. I hope you all enjoy this warm and satisfying treat! xoxo

Cheddar Jalapeno Corn Muffins
Cheddar Jalapeno Corn Muffins
5 from 3 votes
Cheddar Jalapeno Corn Muffins
Cheddar Jalapeno Corn Muffins
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

These cheddar jalapeño corn muffins are so hearty and savory as either a breakfast or side dish! They're simple to make and warm the soul. 

Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Cheddar Jalapeno Corn Muffins, Muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 273 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup medium ground corn meal
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 whole jalapeno peppers seeded and finely diced
  • 1 cup extra sharp shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 and line a 12 well muffin pan with paper liners. Then combine the flour, corn meal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, smoked paprika and salt together in a large mixing bowl. Whisk them together thoroughly to aerate them. Combine the cooled melted butter, milk, and eggs together in another bowl and whisk them together thoroughly. Pour those wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and whisk it all together into a smooth, thick batter. Switch to a rubber spatula and fold in the diced jalapeno and cheddar cheese.
  2. Scoop the batter into the lined muffin wells, filling each one to the top. Bake them for 20 minutes to let them get puffy, golden and completely baked through. Let them cool for 10-15 minutes, then serve them immediately! They will also keep for a day or two sealed in an airtight container for yummy leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
Cheddar Jalapeno Corn Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffins)
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 159
% Daily Value*
Fat 17.7g27%
Saturated Fat 10.7g67%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 286mg12%
Potassium 196mg6%
Carbohydrates 24.8g8%
Fiber 1.6g7%
Sugar 3.8g4%
Protein 5g10%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Cheddar Jalapeno Corn Muffins
Cheddar Jalapeno Corn Muffins

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14 thoughts on “Cheddar Jalapeno Corn Muffins”

  1. Omgee I HAVE to try this recipe. Everything about it sounds so delicious. One question: Were the muffins still moist with the cheddar cheese or were they a bit more dryers than the traditional corn muffin?

    Chill sounds like the best dish to have them will. I will defiantly try this out next chili night. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    you had me at jalepeno .. I love anything that has Jalapeno in it, though I apparently cannot spell it or pronounce it .. haha… I have got to try these for sure. What a great way to give it a little kick!

  3. Cornbread is definitely a staple in our house for all occasions – especially chili nights! I can’t wait to make these to go with it next time! 🙂

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