Cornbread Muffins Recipe

LAST UPDATED: Mar 31, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Feb 16, 2015 | By: Julie Blanner

Amazing Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread Muffins recipe & tips for hosting a pot luck party

Not only do I love to entertain, but some of my friends also share my passion. As a group of entertaining enthusiasts who all love to cook, sometimes we just want to contribute in some way. Generally when I host I’ll prepare everything including an appetizer, salad, entree, sides & dessert, but it’s also fun to host a themed gathering where everyone brings their favorite dish – aka a potluck! Years of dry dishes & office parties may have given the name a negative connotation, but I think it’s time to revisit the concept in a fresh way!

All too often we feel we have to have an excuse to entertain. I think we should make more excuses to entertain! Hosting a potluck is a great way to keep it simple where you can relax & enjoy your guests.

I enjoy hosting dinners with a theme – chili night, taco bar, you name it. Selecting a theme helps keep a potluck dinner cohesive so the flavors blend well together.

Who doesn’t love a little competition? Have guests compete for the best dish! Let guests know the theme & give them a general idea of what to bring, i.e.: appetizer, side, or dessert on the invitation. As the hostess, I always provide the entree.

Easy made-from-scratch cornbread in less time than it takes to preheat the oven!

Let the games begin! I miss hosting game night – in fact, I think I’m ready to bring it back!

Learn how to keep kids occupied and some great recipes, including these beautiful cornbread muffins! You can make them from scratch in less time than it takes to preheat the oven!

Amazing Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread Muffins recipe & tips for hosting a pot luck party

I put my own little twist on this amazing cornbread recipe by using fresh ingredients and shredding a block of cheddar. These would definitely win a potluck award!

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You may also love this Homemade Cornbread!

You can get more easy Quick Breads made with staples here!

Easy made-from-scratch cornbread in less time than it takes to preheat the oven!

Amazing Cornbread recipe & tips for hosting a pot luck party

Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread Muffins

Quick and easy cornbread muffins with a jalapeño kick.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 12
Calories: 404kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 jalapeños seeded and diced reserving 12 sliced
  • 1/2 cup cheddar freshly shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease or line muffin tin with paper liners.
  • In a mixing bowl or stand mixer, combine flour, sugar, corn meal, baking powder and salt.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine milk, butter and eggs.
  • Gradually add wet mixture into dry mixture until just combined.
  • Fold in jalapeños and cheddar.
  • Using a cookie scoop or a spoon, fill muffin tins to the top. Add a jalapeño slice to the top of each one.
  • Bake 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 476mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 623IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 169mg | Iron: 2mg
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