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Jalapeno Cornbread

Jalapeño Cornbread is filled with spicy jalapeno peppers, cheddar cheese, and corn. This savory bread is moist, tender, and so easy to throw together. Serve it at your next barbecue or chili kick off!

Side dishes are just as important as the main dish and this Jalapeño Cornbread does not disappoint! This bread is so easy to throw together as a side dish should be. For more easy corn side dishes, try Homemade CornbreadSummer Corn Salad, or 5-Ingredient Corn Casserole.

Jalapeno cornbread

Jalapeno cornbread

 Jalapeño Cornbread

If you love a little spicy kick than this is the cornbread for you! This Jalapeño Cornbread has a lot less sugar than typical cornbread recipes which makes it great for serving with all kinds of soups and stews. If you want it sweeter, just drizzle on some honey! The heat with the sweet is so yummy!

Jalapeno cornbread

Jalapeno cornbread

How to make Jalapeño Cornbread:

  • Place a little oil in a cast iron skillet and let the pan heat up in the oven as it comes to temperature.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the dry ingredients- flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add the liquid ingredients to the mixing bowl and then mix with a whisk until combined.
  • Fold in 1 cup cheese, corn, and diced jalapeños.
  • When the oven is up to temperature and the batter is ready, take the skillet out of the oven, rotate the pan so the oil greases the sides.
  • Pour the batter into the skillet and top with additional jalapeño slices and remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes before slicing.

jalapeno cornbread mixed together

jalapeno cornbread mixed together

What if I don’t have a cast iron skillet?

You can bake this in a regular 9×9 inch baking pan or glass baking dish. Just grease the inside of the pan with cooking spray, shortening, or butter, pour in the batter and then bake as directed.

I don’t have buttermilk. What should I use?

You can make your own buttermilk! Pour 1 tablespoon vinegar or fresh squeezed lemon into a 1 cup liquid measuring cup. Add a scant cup of milk (the higher the fat content, the better) to reach the 1 cup measuring line.

If you don’t have those ingredients you can substitute it with 3/4 cup sour cream or plain yogurt (can be Greek) mixed with 1/4 cup water.

jalapeno cornbread

jalapeno cornbread

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Jalapeno Cornbread

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 25 minutes

Resting Time 10 minutes

Total Time 45 minutes

Jalapeño Cornbread is filled with spicy jalapeno peppers, cheddar cheese, and corn. This savory bread is moist, tender, and so easy to throw together. Serve it at your next barbecue or chili kick off!

  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 1/2 cup creamed style corn
  • 2 jalapeños seeded and diced (optional extra slices for top)
  1. Place oil in a 9 or 10 inch cast iron skillet (or grease a 9×9 inch pan with cooking spraand place skillet in the oven and preheat it to 400 degrees F.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

  3. Add the buttermilk, melted butter, and eggs and mix until combined. Fold in 1 cup of cheese, corn, and diced jalapenos.

  4. Remove the skillet from the oven. Rotate the pan so the oil gets on the sides of the pan (or you can use a heat proof pastry brush).

  5. Pour batter in pan, top with sliced jalapeños and remaining 1/2 cup cheese, and place in the oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

Jalapeno Cornbread

Amount Per Serving

Calories 388 Calories from Fat 207

% Daily Value*

Fat 23g35%

Saturated Fat 13g65%

Cholesterol 97mg32%

Sodium 541mg23%

Potassium 263mg8%

Carbohydrates 35g12%

Fiber 3g12%

Sugar 6g7%

Protein 12g24%

Vitamin A 725IU15%

Vitamin C 5mg6%

Calcium 232mg23%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.