Jalapeno Popper Cornbread Muffins

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Fluffy buttermilk cornbread muffins filled with cream cheese and jalapenos make for a delicious jalapeno popper cornbread. Your chili or soup will never have tasted better!

Fluffy buttermilk cornbread muffins filled with cream cheese and jalapenos make for a delicious jalapeno popper cornbread. Your chili or soup will never have tasted better!

It may have taken until almost Halloween but the cool weather is finally officially here! It has been a bit strange eating pumpkin recipes when it was almost 100 degrees outside so now that the weather is letting up I am making soups and stews and CHILI! And I couldn’t think of anything better to go with these recipes than my absolute favorite cornbread recipe that has been kicked up a notch with cream cheese and jalapenos.

I know I have mentioned this before but I am a huge fan of jalapenos and jalapeno poppers (check out the Jalapeno Popper Quiche! It is amazing!) for that matter. Just a week ago I posted a recipe for a Jalapeno Popper Cheese Ball that was such a big hit we actually made another batch just for us and instead of making it into a ball I put it in a Ball Jar (seriously one of my favorite “tupperware” since they are glass and inexpensive) and we have been using a bread knife to scoop it out onto our favorite foods including sandwiches, baked potatoes, and the most delicious ribeye I think I have ever had.  I’ll be posting a standing rib roast around the holidays, it is officially our Christmas Eve dinner for our little family. You’d think it may be a funny option for a family of toddlers but these kids we are raising love a good steak, so that roast does not last long!

Back to today’s recipe as I sit here thinking about that ribeye. This recipe is a great base for a deliciously buttery buttermilk cornbread you don’t need a mix for. If you remove the cream cheese and jalapeno it would be a perfect basic cornbread. When I make this recipe without the additions I usually add 1/4 cup of honey to the recipe and use 2 tablespoons of sugar instead of 1/3 cup to make a delicious honey cornbread.

You’ll love this recipe, it is one bowl, one whisk and just few minutes of prep. You’ll love the addition of the cream cheese which gets all warm and melted inside the cornbread so when you break it apart its like you have already buttered the muffin except with a spicy kick of jalapenos and cream cheese.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin pan with baking spray. In a large bowl, add the corn meal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add egg, melted butter and buttermilk and whisk just until combined. Spoon the batter 1/2 full, then add a tablespoon of cream cheese. Top with 2-3 slices of jalapenos. Jalapeno Popper Cornbread Batter

Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until the muffins bounce back when pressed. Jalapeno Popper Cornbread

Recipe

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Jalapeno Popper Cornbread Muffins

5 from 7 votes
  • Yield: 12
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Course: Bread
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Dinner, then Dessert
Fluffy buttermilk cornbread muffins filled with cream cheese and jalapenos make for a delicious jalapeno popper cornbread. Your chili or soup will never have tasted better!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg , beaten
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese
  • 3 jalapenos , deseeded and deveined

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Grease muffin pan with baking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, add the corn meal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add egg, melted butter and buttermilk and whisk just until combined.
  5. Spoon the batter 1/2 way full, then add a tablespoon of cream cheese.
  6. Top with 2-3 slices of jalapenos.
  7. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until the muffins bounce back when pressed.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 12 , Amount per serving: calories

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Fluffy buttermilk cornbread muffins filled with cream cheese and jalapenos make for a delicious jalapeno popper cornbread. Your chili or soup will never have tasted better!

Fluffy buttermilk cornbread muffins filled with cream cheese and jalapenos make for a delicious jalapeno popper cornbread. Your chili or soup will never have tasted better!
Fluffy buttermilk cornbread muffins filled with cream cheese and jalapenos make for a delicious jalapeno popper cornbread. Your chili or soup will never have tasted better!

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Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

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  1. I have been eye balling this recipe since I saw it here. I haven’t made it yet because I am trying to think what to make with it. So far I am going to make this and cowboy caviar which I really want to try or black eyed peas with the pepper sauce in it as well as salt and pepper and onions. I might do some jalapeño poppers as well. I want this meal for saturday night. I just can’t figure out what meat to go with it. I almost made it tonight with chicken breasts. I couldn’t get the chicken breasts thought through. My idea for dinner is a happy tasty fun meal, and yeah jalapeno is the theme lol I have a feeling I will rate this with the most stars lol (I almost made the chicken rice cheddar broccoli casserole but it was 90 degrees today. Come on cold weather 😀 )

  2. Those look absolutely delicious. I think these would be a great way to introduce my boys to jalapeno peppers. The muffins wouldn’t overwhelm them the first time. lol

  3. These would be a nice homestyle addition to the holiday table lineup this year. I love how you added that extra bit of creaminess in the center to compliment the jalapeno!