Buttermilk Cornbread with Jalapeno Peppers and Corn

Skillet jalapeno with cornbread
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  • 35 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 9 to 12 pieces (9-12 servings)
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If you don't like sweet cornbread, cut back on the sugar in this recipe. I used canned drained chopped jalapeños for this recipe, but you can use finely chopped fresh jalapeño peppers as well, or choose a milder chile pepper.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 scant teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup jalapeno peppers (chopped)
  • Optional: 1 cup canned corn kernels, drained
  • 1 cup Mexican blend cheeses (or Cheddar cheese finely shredded)
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons butter (melted)

How to Make It

  1. Grease and flour a 9-inch square baking pan. Heat oven to 400°.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and sugar; stir in chopped peppers, corn kernels, and cheese.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter. Stir into the dry ingredients until well moistened. Spread the batter in the prepared baking pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until lightly browned and firm.

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    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 301
    Total Fat 17 g
    Saturated Fat 9 g
    Unsaturated Fat 5 g
    Cholesterol 114 mg
    Sodium 681 mg
    Carbohydrates 27 g
    Dietary Fiber 2 g
    Protein 11 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)