Jalapeno Cornbread

I’ve added a new bread basket food to our  table this year after rave reviews from my husband & guests…Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins.   They are sweet when you first bite into them, & then the heat of the jalapeno comes as you chew.   For Christmas, I will be making the traditional rolls and will put these muffins in the basket with them!

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This recipe calls for Jiffy corn bread mix.   It is deceptively cheap…sometimes, with food mixes, cheap equals so-so flavor.   The Jiffy corn bread mix has been a staple in my Mom’s pantry since I was a child, & the first time I made it for my husband he was shocked that corn bread could taste so good.   Jiffy   has a sweetness to it that I have yet to find in any other pre-mixed cornbread.   It is usually about 40 cents a box, and you can’t beat that price!

You can either bake this recipe in a 13×9 baking dish and cut into squares, or bake mini-muffins which makes about 36 muffins.     For our holiday table, the muffins were easy to pop in the bread basket for the table.

Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins

2 boxes Jiffy corn muffin mix
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 can cream of corn
1/3 cup finely chopped jalapeno peppers (canned or fresh)
1/2 cup onion (optional)

Prepare Jiffy mix according to package directions. Add cheese, cream corn, jalapeno, & onions (optional). Mix well.

Pour into greased & floured 13×9 baking dish, or spoon into greased mini-muffin tin.

Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown on top and center is firm. About 30 minutes.

**We omit onion from everything at our house, and these turned out fabulous without them!   I also used canned jalapenos for this recipe.**


  1. I love this corn bread. My Aunt from California came to see us and she made this to go alone with our dinner. I wanted the recipe but she could not remember how it went. SHe had done it by heart for many years. Thank you so much for your recipe and I will be using it often.

  2. I made this recipe for a BBQ last nite and there was only rave reviews. Can’t wait to make it again!!!

  3. I want to try these for Thanksgiving. However, I have a vegetarian in the group and I noticed that the Jiffy corn muffin mix contains lard. So I will try Washington (another brand) and see what happens!

  4. how long to cook mini-muffins? the 30 mins is for the 13×9 and would be too long for muffins. Thanks

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