Jalapeno and Cheddar Cornbread

We are a family of cornbread lovers! I especially love to play around with the mix-ins and come up with fun new flavor combinations. This one for Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread is one of my families favorites!

Jalapeno and Cheddar Cornbread Recipe

What we really love about this particular cornbread recipe is the texture.

Thanks to the addition of buttermilk this cornbread is moist, with of a cake-like texture which makes it a whole lot easier to spread butter on. Unlike most of the other dry, crumbly cornbread’s we’re used to.

Jalapeno and Cheddar Cornbread Recipe

Serves: 6-8      Prep Time: 10 minutes     Cook Time: 25-30 minutes

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 tablespoon baking powder
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground roasted cumin
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup buttermilk
2 large eggs
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 can (4 ounces) fire roasted jalapenos
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

-Preheat oven to 375 degrees
-In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, brown sugar, cumin, garlic powder, and salt.
-In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, melted butter and jalapenos.
-Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined. Stir in the cheddar cheese.
-Spray a 9×9 inch baking pan with cooking spray. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
-Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
-Cool for 5-10 minutes and then cut into squares and serve.

Jalapeno and Cheddar Cornbread Recipe

I’m coordinating this cornbread recipe along with my Southwestern sunset inspired cactus wine glass. I think the colors compliment each other nicely and would make for a really pretty tablescape when serving Southwestern inspired foods.

Southwestern Sunset Cactus wine glass
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If you’re looking for other great cornmeal recipes, I have several that I know you’ll enjoy. Check out my recipes for: Cornmeal Yeast Bread, Homemade Cornmeal Tortillas, Cornmeal Crackers, and finally English Muffin Muffins!
Until we eat again,


  1. This looks like the perfect cornbread-yum.

  2. I’ve read a few posts here and I can actually relate. I am in love with Marie Callender's cornbread.
    They are simple to make and super yummy, especially with honey butter. I've been a fan of MC's
    ever since I was a little girl, and have fond memories of eating it with my family back in San Jose, CA. Check out their website http://www.mccornbread.com to order your cornbread mix.
    They also stock a variety of gourmet products I'm sure you will enjoy.

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