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Zesty Jalapeno Corn Muffins

I make these tender corn muffins at least twice a month. My husband and relatives love the zippy flavor. —Shari Dore, Port Seven, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 2 packages (8-1/2 ounces each) corn bread/muffin mix
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest
  • 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


  • In a large bowl, combine the muffin mixes, cilantro, lime zest 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 217 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 389mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • Debglass11
    Mar 7, 2019

    YUM ~ these are good! Made a couple of adjustments based on what I had on hand. I substituted chopped fresh parsley for the cilantro and used half

  • gamblingfool
    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!