Fiesta Time: Spicy Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins

Imagine the warmth of a fiesta in every bite – these Spicy Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins are a fiesta on their own! The combination of savory cornbread and the fiery kick of fresh jalapenos creates a culinary experience that dances on your taste buds. Whether you’re planning a cozy evening indoors or hosting a backyard barbecue, these muffins are the perfect addition to any spread.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapenos, diced

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, mix the buttermilk, melted butter, honey, and beaten egg until well combined.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  5. Gently fold in the shredded cheddar cheese and diced jalapenos.
  6. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the muffins are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Allow the muffins to cool in the tin for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Yield: 12 muffins

Savory cornbread muffins with a spicy kick of jalapenos and melted cheddar.

Nutrition information: Calories: 180, Fat: 7g, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 5g

Imagine serving these muffins alongside a bowl of hearty chili or as a delightful appetizer during a gathering. The balance between the slight sweetness from the honey and the heat from the jalapenos makes these muffins a crowd-pleaser for all palates. So, whether you’re embracing the comfort of a quiet night in or celebrating with friends and family, let these Fiesta Time: Spicy Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins be the highlight of your table. The fusion of flavors and the comfort of home-cooked goodness will leave everyone craving more of these fiesta-inspired treats!