Honey-Jalapeno Corn Muffins

There are millions of different cornbread recipes out there. I’ve made quite a few of them. But there are none quite like this cornbread recipe.

I was on the hunt for a new recipe a few weeks ago. If you’ve ever had cornbread cravings before, they are real. I had everything I needed at home to make some, but I wanted it to be special and delicious—not your average cornbread recipe, if you will.

I like my cornbread with a hint of sweet (and a big kick of spicy) and this recipe really fit the bill.

The best thing about this recipe, though, is how soft and delicate the cornbread is. You can really mess up a good cornbread by making it too dry or too crumbly. Please select (D) none of the above for this recipe.

I was shocked by how soft and tender the inside of the cornbread was. When you take a bite, your teeth go through it like butter. That’s the secret to a good cornbread recipe, in my opinion. The bread must be soft and moist.

If you’re looking for a new cornbread recipe, I urge you to make this one. It’s a really good one to have in your collection.


Honey-Jalapeno Corn Muffins

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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A soft, tender cornbread muffin made with jalapenos and honey.


  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 TBS honey, plus more for serving
  • 2 jalapenos, diced
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a 12-muffin muffin tin with cupcake liners. Spray lightly with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together flour, cornmeal, baking soda and salt.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together buttermilk, melted butter, sugar, eggs and honey. Pour mixture into flour bowl and stir together until just combined.
  4. Stir in diced jalapenos and cheese.
  5. Scoop batter into lined muffin tin, filling each liner about 2/3 full.
  6. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Let cool in pan before taking out of pan. Drizzle with honey before serving.

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