I Never Eat Muffins, But When I Do….

2 Oct

you best believe they’re the Cheddar Jalapeño Cornbread kind.

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Look at me, since when am I? baking in the early afternoon! Sun streaming in, home alone, listening to some new Arcade Fire. SIGH.

My intent was to whip up a quick chili, which I did, using my Best Ever Chili recipe. Obviously.

But I didn’t stop there. Oh no. I decided to take it one step further and bake cornbread. Then muffins.

Eventually, that process culminated in these:

Spicy Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins (makes 12)

  • 1 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/12 cups milk (or soy, almond or coconut milk)
  • 2 eggs
  • 7 tablespoons of olive oil (or melted butter)
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon smokey paprika
  • 1 teaspoon crushed chili peppers
  • 2 roughly chopped fresh jalapenos
  • 1 cup sharp raw cheddar (1/2 cup shredded, 1/2 cup crumbled)
  • black pepper
  • Mexican cinnamon
  1. Pre-heat oven to 425
  2. In two mixing bowls, combine and mix dry and wet ingredient separately- Dry= flour ,cornmeal, baking soda, baking powder, paprika, sugar, salt, pepper, cheese and jalapenos. Reserve some shredded cheese to top the muffins with. Wet= eggs, oil, milk and honey.
  3. Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry until just mixed.
  4. Pour batter into muffin tins (I used paper muffin cups, which worked like a charm, but you can also grease the pan well) and top with remaining cheddar
  5. Bake for 13 or so minutes, and then broil for the last 2-3 minutes to brown the tops.
  6. Once baked, sprinkle with sea salt and a light dusting of Mexican cinnamon.
  7. Serve immediately with your favourite chili (hopefully its mine 😉 )

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SPICY! Enjoy with salted butter and some drizzled honey.

(These would be AWESOME with some fresh corn thrown in the batter, but alas, I had none. You should add!)

Disclaimer: These have quite a bite to them, heat wise. If you’re more sensitive, I’d omit the crushed red chilis and maybe use only one pepper instead of two!

Happy October

M

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3 Responses to “I Never Eat Muffins, But When I Do….”

  1. Mum October 2, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

    Sounds and looks wonderful!! xxx

  2. somethingelse October 3, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

    bet you could substitute the regular flour for cornflour and, voila! gluten free! i think i’m gonna try that…. mmmmmmmmmm.

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