Cheddar Cheese Jalapeno Cornbread

Cheddar cheese jalapeno cornbread is a slightly sweet quick bread with a hint of spice. I love to serve it with baked beans!

Cheddar Cheese Jalapeno Cornbread

Cheddar Cheese Jalapeno Cornbread

Course Bread, side
Servings 9
Calories 250 kcal


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup maple syrup or honey
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 oz.)
  • 1 cup jalapeno pepper. minced


  • Preheat the oven to 425℉.  Coat a 9x9 baking pan with cooking spray.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt until combined.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together milk, maple syrup, butter and eggs.  Add to flour mixture and mix until just moistened.
  • Add shredded cheese and jalapeno to the cornbread mixture and stir just until combined.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool slightly before cutting.
  • Hack:  For a smoother, less granular texture, mix cornmeal and milk.  Cover and allow to soak in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.
  • Hack:  Store cornbread tightly covered at room temperature for up to 2 days or freeze individually wrapped slices for up to 3 months.
Keyword bread, cheddar cheese, cheese, corn bread, cornbread, jalapeno, pepper, quick bread, spicy

Did you know?  Jalapeno peppers contain capsaicin which has many health benefits!

Suggestion: This cornbread pairs nicely with homemade barbeque beans.  Use leftover cornbread to make featherbed eggs.

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