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Buttermilk Cornbread With Jalapeno Peppers and Corn

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Jalapeno Cornbread

Jalapeno Cornbread

Diana Rattray
If you don't like sweet cornbread, cut back on the sugar in this recipe. I used canned drained chopped jalapeños for this recipe, but you can use finely chopped fresh jalapeño peppers as well, or choose a milder chile pepper.


  • 1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 scant teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped jalapeno peppers
  • 1 cup canned corn kernels, drained, optional
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) finely shredded Mexican blend cheeses or Cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter


Grease and flour a 9-inch square baking pan. Heat oven to 400°.

In a mixing bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and sugar; stir in chopped peppers, corn kernels, and cheese.

In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter. Stir into the dry ingredients until well moistened. Spread the batter in the prepared baking pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until lightly browned and firm.

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 4 out of 5
Fab with homemade chili!, Member appletree83

My family adores Jalapeno Cornbread! However, I make two small, but scandalous (to 'purists', that is) alterations. Instead of shredded cheddar cheese, I use cubed Velveeta! Gasp! Fake cheese? Yes, and in fact, it adds a slightly sweeter, creamier note to the cornbread, and when this cornbread is paired with homemade chili, it rounds out the meal perfectly! If you decide to use Velveeta, decrease the amount of sugar to 2 tablespoons. The second alteration is for folks, like me, who are very sensitive to the oils in fresh chiles. Use a small can of diced mild green chiles, instead of fresh chiles. Like I said, if you're a 'chile purist', you can add whatever chiles you like. I personally, have had my skin & mouth painfully burned too many times by handling & eating fresh chiles. Ouch!!

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