Favorite Jalapeno Corn Muffins

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.


8 muffins

Updated: Nov. 23, 2022
Honey butter tastes so yummy spread over these hot and snappy jalapeno cornbread muffins. They're delicious with soups, stews and chili. —Mary Thomas, Hugo, Minnesota
Favorite Jalapeno Corn Muffins Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 can (8-3/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1/2 to 1 jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In another bowl, combine the egg, sour cream, milk and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Stir in corn and jalapeno.
  2. Coat muffin cups with cooking spray; fill two-thirds full with batter. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 14-16 minutes. In a small bowl, combine honey butter ingredients. Serve with warm muffins.

Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins Tips

How can you make jalapeno cornbread muffins spicier?

You can add another jalapeno pepper, making sure to include the seeds for extra heat. All out of peppers? Add 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper to the dry ingredients.

What are some variations of this jalapeno cornbread muffins recipe?

You can use canned jalapenos instead of fresh, or add minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Tone down the spice level by using sweet bell peppers instead of jalapenos, and mix in shredded cheddar or pepper jack cheese for an extra layer of creamy flavor.

What can you serve with jalapeno cornbread muffins?

Serve these muffins alongside a big pot of homemade chili or chicken tortilla soup. They’d also go nicely with slow-cooker barbacoa or roasted pork.

Elizabeth Harris
Peppers (Hot)
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutrition Facts

1 muffin: 175 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 277mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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