Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

by aimee @ shugarysweets on February 13, 2014

It’s a well known fact that Cornbread is the perfect side dish to any dinner. Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread just makes it even more delicious!

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Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread: easy, delicious, comfort food!

I often get asked about how I get inspired to bake certain recipes.

To answer that question, I’m often reminded that a picture speaks a thousand words.

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My messy cookbook collection….

I am a cookbook and food magazine hoarder. Often times, I will open a cookbook and see a photo of say..a chocolate cupcake, and it makes me want to bake cornbread.

Or, I see a photo of apple pie and it makes me want to bake cornbread.

Sometimes a picture of chili makes me want to bake cornbread too!

I’ll even switch it up, and want to bake corn muffins. (speaking of which, adding hot dogs to corn muffins is a fun kid lunch idea)

Okay, so maybe I’m exaggerating. But in all seriousness who doesn’t LOVE cornbread? And cornbread with jalapeno and cheddar is just amazing!

Instead of a cast iron skillet, I used a 9inch round cake pan. Probably so not “cool” to some people, but I wanted to see if it works. Because I know some of you don’t own a cast iron skillet. And ONE of you would surely ask me what else you can cook this in. So…for all you out there who are wondering, yes, you CAN cook this in a round cake pan. And probably a square pan too. I melted a little extra butter and coated the inside of my pan with that butter (about 2 Tbsp). This helped provide the crispy crust we all know and love about cornbread.

You can also make this in muffin cups. (bake for about 15-18 minutes). If you spray or butter your pan, don’t use paper liners!

Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread: easy, delicious, comfort food!

Cornbread goes so well with so many meals. It’s a perfect side dish. We love it with BBQ (yes, drizzle a little BBQ sauce on your cornbread, OMG yum!!!).

Tomorrow, I’ll be sharing a recipe for Slow Cooker Taco Chili. Clearly the perfect meal for this Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread! (If you follow me on INSTAGRAM you may have already seen the photo!) ENJOY.

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Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: serves 6-8


  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup milk (buttermilk is best, but any %milk works too)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted (plus 2 Tbsp for pan)
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tsp minced onion


  1. In a large bowl combine all ingredients. Stir until blended. Allow to sit about 5 minutes in bowl.
  2. Butter 9inch round cake pan with 2 Tbsp melted butter. Pour batter into pan. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20-22 minutes. Serve immediately or cooled to room temperature. Best eaten in one to two days!

Other great side dishes for dinner…

Gouda Bacon Mac and Cheese

Gouda Bacon Macaroni and Cheese…ultimate comfort food that pleases kids and adults!

Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Loaded Mashed Potatoes…yes, bacon and cheese DO make everything better!


Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with a creamy cinnamon dipping sauce!

Favorite Side Dishes from my favorite blogs:

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Averie @ Averie Cooks February 13, 2014 at 8:22 am

Cornbread that spiked with some jalepeno sounds like the best kind to me! pinned
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aimee @ shugarysweets February 13, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Thanks Averie, for the sweet words and pinning!!!
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Betsy | JavaCupcake.com February 13, 2014 at 8:25 am

I love a sweet cornbread buy my hubby loves the spicy!! I’m definitely going to make this for him when he gets home this Spring! GREAT recipe!
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Kathy February 13, 2014 at 9:09 am

Yum! My husband would love this! I’ve had Jalapeno corn bread at a restaurant before and it was delicious! Would love to make this at home!
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Ashton February 13, 2014 at 9:24 am

oh girl… you have no idea how much I love Cornbread! And that mac and cheese :) I’ll take both today please!!
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Erin | The Law Student's Wife February 13, 2014 at 9:33 am

AH your cookbook/magazine collection looks like mine (which also expands into a haphazard pile by the TV, lol.) Cornbread is one of my absolute favorite comfort foods, and jalapeno is basically mandatory. Love!
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marcie February 13, 2014 at 9:43 am

I get too much inspiration every day for recipes following blogs, cookbooks, and magazines! Thank heaven for Pinterest so I can keep a large part of them straight. I love cornbread in every variation, size and shape, so I’m pinning this. That taco chili sounds amazing and I can’t wait to see the post!
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carolinaheartstrings February 13, 2014 at 12:29 pm

That looks terrific. Cannot wait to try it out!


Mary Frances February 13, 2014 at 1:40 pm

I feel you! What I can never understand about myself is I find a million and one recipes I love all over the web (ahem, bloglovin feed and pinterest) and then when I have a chance to bake, my mind goes absolutely blank. I can’t help it. This cornbread leaves no questions in my mind though! Cornbread is a treat around here and the jalapeno addition sounds delicious!


Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking February 13, 2014 at 6:22 pm

I love jalapeno-cheddar cornbreads, and yours looks so delicious, Aimee! It’s just begging for a big bowl of chili to be dunked in to!
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Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen February 13, 2014 at 7:34 pm

I can’t even imagine eating chili without Corn Bread!!! I love this version!
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Kelly February 13, 2014 at 9:27 pm

We love cornbread and yours sounds amazing spiced up with jalapenos! It would go perfectly with a bowl of chili to warm up with from this cold weather!
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Tanya Schroeder February 14, 2014 at 7:36 am

My recipe collection looks amazingly similar. This cornbread is the way to my heart, especially will all the jalapenos!
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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust February 15, 2014 at 7:18 pm

I totally need to try the hot dogs and corn muffin trick for school lunches. Genius!
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