I Never Eat Muffins, But When I Do….

2 Oct

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


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 😉 )





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



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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