Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Jalapeno Garlic Cornbread Muffins

Featured Ingredient: Chili Peppers

Here’s some hot stuff: In the March issue of Alive magazine, I put together a feature on chili peppers. One of the things I quickly learned when researching the topic is just how versatile they are in the kitchen.

Take for example these jalapeno garlic cornbread muffins. The chili adds just the right amount of tempered kick making these a wonderful addition to the dinner table. They are even better with a whisper of butter.

Does anyone else have any ideas for using chili peppers in muffin tin creations?

Jalapeno Garlic Cornbread Muffins

1 1/4 cups yellow cornmeal
3/4 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour
2 tablespoons sugar of choice
1 tablespoons fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 large free-range eggs
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
3 garlic cloves, grated or very finely minced
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil or avocado oil
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C).

In large bowl, whisk together cornmeal, gluten-free flour, sugar, thyme, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.

In separate bowl, lightly beat eggs and whisk in buttermilk, jalapeno, garlic, and oil. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and fold in cheese.

Divide batter among 12 standard-sized greased or paper-lined muffin cups. Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out nearly clean, about 18 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before unmoulding.


  1. Welcome back!
    I was trying to think of how to do a chile relleno in a muffin tin, to avoid having to fry it, and get the exterior batter crispy from contact with the tin. I think you would have to cut the pepper in half, and do it sort of open faced. Do you think it would work?

  2. That could be a challenging one Susan. But I guess with a little bit of creativity anything can work in the muffin tin!
    If you try it let me know how it goes.


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