Moist Red Pepper Cornbread

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.


9 servings

Updated: Apr. 24, 2022
The name of this recipe says it all—except how perfect they are for scooping up that last drop of soups and stews! —Katherine Thompson, Tybee Island, Georgia
Moist Red Pepper Cornbread Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, flax, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the corn, 1 cup cheese and pepper.
  2. Transfer to an 11x7-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm.
Corn muffinsFor regular-sized muffins, drop 1/4 cup batter into each greased muffin cup and bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 12-15 minutes. Makes about 1-1/2 dozen. For mini muffins, drop 1 tablespoon batter into each mini muffin cup and bake about 12 minutes. Makes about 5-1/2 dozen.

Test Kitchen tip
  • Try making Red Pepper Corn Bread Muffins by filling greased muffin cups 2/3 full with batter and baking until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 12-15 minutes.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 piece: 251 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 563mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein.