Zesty Jalapeno Corn Muffins Recipe

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Zesty Jalapeno Corn Muffins Recipe
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Zesty Jalapeno Corn Muffins Recipe

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I make these tender corn muffins at least twice a month. My husband and relatives love the zippy flavor. —Shari Dore, Port Seven, Ontario
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8-1/2 ounces each) corn bread/muffin mix
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime peel
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the muffin mixes, cilantro, lime peel and cumin. Whisk eggs and buttermilk; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the cream cheese, jalapenos and onions.
Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 400° for 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in muffin comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Zesty Jalapeno Corn Muffins in Country February/March 2010, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 217 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 389mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

  • 2 packages (8-1/2 ounces each) corn bread/muffin mix
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime peel
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  1. In a large bowl, combine the muffin mixes, cilantro, lime peel and cumin. Whisk eggs and buttermilk; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the cream cheese, jalapenos and onions.
  2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 400° for 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in muffin comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Zesty Jalapeno Corn Muffins in Country February/March 2010, p49

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gamblingfool User ID: 6001507 272687
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2017

"Just made these to serve with my Mexican themed dinner for tonight and I ate 2 right out of the oven! So easy to make and the best jalape?o corn muffin I have ever had. Just spicy enough with the jalape?os and the smoky cumin flavor. Next time I might melt some cheddar or pepper jack cheese on top right at the end of baking. Delicious with butter! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!"

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