Friday, February 8, 2013

Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins



It’s Friday and I am snowed in! We got hit with a crazy snow storm here in Ontario and I have been scared to go outside all day.  Thankfully because I live downtown I don’t have a car and so walking in the snow is definitely easier than driving in it.  Or so I thought?! I ended up bundling up and headed out in the snow and basically there was no sidewalk to walk on.  It felt like I was walking through the Land of Narnia out there. I haven’t seen this much snow in years, but I live in Canada and it is mid-Feb so I’m not surprised really.  I will just embrace the beauty of it from my window now that I am back at home and safe.  I’m going to cozy up on the couch with some vino, pizza and HBO Girls.

Earlier today while the blizzard was happening, I made some quick jalapeno cheddar cornbread muffins to munch on. I had made these for Thanksgiving and they were super yummy as a side dish. But for some reason I was really in the mood for just eating them as a meal today.  In general I am not a huge cornbread fan but because of the cheddar and jalapeno I absolutely love this recipe.  Anything with cheese and spice is my kind of dish. I succumb to my cravings...what can I say?! :)

Cheddar and Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins
Yields 11 muffins (recipe by damndelicious)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced, plus more for topping
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for topping
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar, plus more for topping

Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together the butter, buttermilk, honey and eggs.
  4. Pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir using a rubber spatula just until moist.
  5. Add the jalapeno, Parmesan and cheddar and gently toss to combine.
  6. Scoop the batter evenly into the muffin tray.
  7. Top with sliced jalapeno, using your fingertips to gently press the jalapeno into the batter. Sprinkle with Parmesan and cheddar.
  8. Place into oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.


How is the weather in your part of town?


30 comments:

  1. We just made chili and these would go so perfectly. Love.

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    1. Brilliant ! Chili would go perfectly with these, thanks!!

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  2. That looks like a spicy good treat! I love the flavor of jalapenos.

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  3. I love the way you are keeping warm in this weather. Cheesy cornbread, wine and pizza - all perfect comfort foods.
    Haha...you really wanna know the weather here? We are in Vietnam right now and it is hot and humid as always ;)

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    1. So jealous! I would take hot and humid over cold any day!

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  4. These sound fantastic! And I agree with Angela - my first thought was how awesome these would be with a bowl full of chili. YUM!

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  5. Got 12 inches of snow from Nemo yesterday into last night, light compared to other areas. It is beautiful out but cold and windy, yes, those cornbread would go so well with a bowl of hot soup right now.

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  6. Mmmmmm....wonderful cornbread, Natalie! I'd love to eat these along with a piping hot bowl of chili :)

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  7. i got 33 inches :-(! out of all NY my area got hit the hardest.. but i been baking and cooking nonstop and this may just have to be next ! traderjoes makes this corn salsa (no tomatoes) just corn and jalapenos and i add that to cornbread its the best!!

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  8. The images on the news have been just unbelievable. Man, the East Coast sure has been battered this winter. Hope you stay warm and safe. And enjoy those muffins. They make any dark, dismal day a whole lot better. ;)

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  9. They look really great !
    I also think chilli goes perfectly with this

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  10. I bring some sweet and sour soup over and let's sit down and enjoy with these gorgeous muffins together!

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  11. These look deelicious and just perfect for snacks :)

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  12. Natalie...I don't know what's more beautiful....your cornbread or the snow! Those muffins look awesome and perfect for chili or hearty soup!

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  13. Great looking recipe! I haven't made these in years, but I've been thinking about them recently. You've nudged me a bit closer to whipping up a batch of my own! Good stuff - thanks.

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  14. I love how I can just pop a bunch of these into my mouth!..and the gentle heat + cheesy goodness is just unbeatable, I bet!

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  15. Hi Natalie,

    I have heard and seen photos of snow storm from my cousin living in NY... In contrast, it is sunny now at Melbourne, Australia and we just came home from a holiday beach resort at Lorne (Great Ocean Road)...

    I reckon your corn muffins are great to eat in all weather conditions and will happy eating these for a sunny day picnic.

    Zoe

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  16. What tasty looking muffins! I love the bit of heat from the jalapeno!

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  17. These look delicious! Beautiful comfort food :)

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  18. I would down 2 or 3 without a problem :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  19. Hummm delicious !

    I really love your coat sweety :)

    New post - Kisses
    http://www.mademoisellemode.com/

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  20. I'm already a cornbread lover but the cheese and spice makes these sound extra awesome!

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  21. The snow is beautiful when you don't have to drive and you are just outside taking it in. As you say, it's not great when the sidewalks are covered though. I was driving on Saturday and I was worried about people walking on the road! Staying home with wine, food and a great TV show sounds like a good plan too. :)

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  22. Snow is such a pain. I don't know how you ventured out at all. It was a good day to stay in an chill for sure. I can't wait until spring! It won't be long . . . hopefully!

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  23. The only thing you can really do when it really snows is to embrace the opportunity to relax. You've done the right thing! Love these cornbread muffins with that great chili kick. Stay warm!

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  24. Cheesy and spicy is one of my favorite food combinations--these look delicious!

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  25. I nominated you for a Liebster Award!!
    http://www.canuckbeautyreviews.com/2013/02/liebster-award-i-got-nomiated.html

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  26. Love the cheesy and spicy cronbread mufins! Yeah we did not have so mich snow in Montreal but the wind on top was brutal.

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