June 25, 2014

Sweet Honey & Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins

Sweet Honey & Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins. Honestly the best cornbread I have ever had. The muffin top is to DIE for!! #recipe #muffin #cornbread #bread

So excited to share these cornbread muffins with you today. This recipe is out of this world!! This is honestly the best cornbread I have ever had.

You will love these cornbread muffins if:

  1. You prefer lightly-sweet cornbread.
  2. You think the best cornbread is cake-like and soft.
  3. You like your cornbread super moist and not gross and dry. (Sorry I said moist. Sorry I said it again.)
  4. The perfect muffin top is your love language.

If that combination makes the ultimate cornbread for you, get ready to fall head over heels in love with a muffin.

Sweet Honey & Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins. Honestly the best cornbread I have ever had. The muffin top is to DIE for!! #recipe #muffin #cornbread #bread

Because that muffin top is to die for!! Cornbread is the perfect complement to any southern meal (especially pulled pork!), and this is THE go-to recipe you’ll want to use again and again.

Sweet Honey & Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins. Honestly the best cornbread I have ever had. The muffin top is to DIE for!! #recipe #muffin #cornbread #bread

Here’s all you’ll need: sugar, salt, creamed corn, baking powder, baking soda, Cholula Green Pepper Hot Sauce, yellow cornmeal, honey, butter, flour, and eggs.

Sweet Honey & Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins. Honestly the best cornbread I have ever had. The muffin top is to DIE for!! #recipe #muffin #cornbread #bread

Oh and buttermilk! I forgot the buttermilk. :) By the way, I LOVE using this new Cholula Green Pepper (jalapeño and poblano) hot sauce in these muffins. It gives the muffins that perfect, sweet jalapeño flavor without adding too much heat. And you don’t have to cut up a jalapeño yourself! My neighbor, who is very sensitive to spicy foods, loved these muffins! They are not spicy at all, just the perfect amount of green pepper flavor. It goes perfectly with the honey, butter, and creamed corn!

Sweet Honey & Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins. Honestly the best cornbread I have ever had. The muffin top is to DIE for!! #recipe #muffin #cornbread #bread

First, whisk together your dry ingredients: the cornmeal, flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.

Sweet Honey & Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins. Honestly the best cornbread I have ever had. The muffin top is to DIE for!! #recipe #muffin #cornbread #bread

Then cream together the butter and sugar, and beat in the honey and eggs. The honey gives these muffin a delicious, lightly sweet flavor.

Sweet Honey & Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins. Honestly the best cornbread I have ever had. The muffin top is to DIE for!! #recipe #muffin #cornbread #bread

Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, then stir in the buttermilk, Cholula Green Pepper Hot Sauce, and creamed corn.

Sweet Honey & Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins. Honestly the best cornbread I have ever had. The muffin top is to DIE for!! #recipe #muffin #cornbread #bread

Bake in a muffin tin at 400 degrees F for 15-18 minutes, and when they’re done, you’ll have these decadently soft, unbelievably moist, light-as-a-feather cornbread muffins.

Sweet Honey & Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins. Honestly the best cornbread I have ever had. The muffin top is to DIE for!! #recipe #muffin #cornbread #bread

They honestly don’t need it because they are already so rich and flavorful, but I couldn’t resist adding a little extra butter for a deliciously naughty experience.

Sweet Honey & Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins. Honestly the best cornbread I have ever had. The muffin top is to DIE for!! #recipe #muffin #cornbread #bread

Kill. Me. Now. These muffins are so, so good!! Try them today! :)

Also be sure to check out Picky Palate’s Skillet Nachos with Spicy Salsa Verde Chicken! today for another awesome recipe using Cholula Green Pepper Hot Sauce! Loved working with Cholula today to bring you these fun recipes! :)

Enjoy, friends!!

Sweet Honey & Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins


1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup honey
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons Cholula Green Pepper Hot Sauce
1 (8.5-ounce) can cream-style corn

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease or line 12 muffin cups. In a bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda to combine.

2. In the workbowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes. Add honey and eggs and beat for an additional 2-3 minutes. Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in buttermilk, hot sauce, and corn. Pour or spoon 1/3 cup batter into each prepared muffin cup.

3. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.

Makes 12 muffins. Click here for nutritional information (per muffin).

 



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Averie @ Averie Cooks June 25, 2014 at 3:13 am

You’ll never believe this but I made honey cornbread muffins on Tuesday! I had a taste for them and decided to whip up a batch. I love that you used hot sauce and buttermilk and the creamed corn – all sound like they’d make for amazing additions to the muffins! Pinned!

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Cathy June 25, 2014 at 4:09 am

These sound amazing ! Thanks for sharing

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Aimee @ ShugarySweets June 25, 2014 at 5:24 am

These sound delicious Amanda, so many great ingredients!! PINNED :)

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Liz June 25, 2014 at 7:16 am

These are wonderful. Thank you Amanda.

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Cookbook Queen June 25, 2014 at 7:17 am

Perfect cornbread muffins!! Love :)

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Jenny Flake June 25, 2014 at 7:57 am

Oooo, I want to make a batch today! Love the flavors here! xo

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Stephanie @ PlainChicken June 25, 2014 at 8:02 am

They look delicious! Can’t wait to try them. I love cornbread!!

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Ali | Gimme Some Oven June 25, 2014 at 8:07 am

These look so bright and cheery. Delish!!!

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Ines June 25, 2014 at 8:47 am

Hey Amanda, these look great! I would love to try them but we do not have Cholula hot sauce or creamed corn in my part of the world. Any ideas on substitutions? Could I use regular hot sauce and an actual jalapeño finely diced? What about the cream corn? Thx!

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Maria June 25, 2014 at 9:16 am

Love these muffins!

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Nikki @Seeded at the Table June 25, 2014 at 11:05 am

Oh my goodness, these look amazingly fluffy and delicious! Can’t wait to serve them up with my next pulled pork dinner!

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Jamie | My Baking Addiction June 25, 2014 at 11:57 am

I am obsessed with the honey corn bread muffins from a local restaurant, but you added jalapeño, so they have to be even better!

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Tieghan June 25, 2014 at 1:44 pm

One of my favorite classic summer combos! These look delish!

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Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction June 25, 2014 at 3:06 pm

These look fantastic! Love how fluffy they are!

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JulieD June 26, 2014 at 6:49 am

Love this…love jalapenos in cornbread…yours looks awesome!

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DessertForTwo June 26, 2014 at 9:36 pm

This sounds like the only kind of cornbread recipe I’ll ever need again! Lovely!

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bev @ bevcooks July 1, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Good. Heavens.

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michele July 3, 2014 at 8:44 am

Did you use regular honey or the vanilla whipped you have pictured? Will that make a difference?

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Amanda July 3, 2014 at 11:16 am

Hi Michele! You can definitely use regular honey. :) Happy baking!! :)

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Christi Lynne July 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

Hey there! I was so happy when I found your blog while looking for a good gnocchi casserole recipe! Anywho, I am looking through your recipes to find ones that use things I already have. It looks like I have everything (even the hot sauce!) for this one except for creamed corn. It’s not something we typically have around because we all think…well…that its kinda gross >_>. Do you think that I could possibly add in some fresh corn (whirred in the food processor for a sec) and then increase the liquid a wee bit? Let me know your thoughts, I would love to have these for dinner this week!

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Amanda July 6, 2014 at 12:06 pm

That would probably be great! :)

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tracy August 8, 2014 at 7:27 am

Can’t wait to try these! What did u use for the muffin liners in your pictures?

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Amanda August 8, 2014 at 11:40 am

Hi Tracy! They are called Parchment Lotus Cups, and I found them at our local Kroger, but you can also get them on Amazon. Hope this helps! :)

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Carol September 4, 2014 at 1:00 pm

What do you think about making them gluten free and using 2 cups of corn meal instead of 1 cup flour and 1 cup cornmeal?

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Amanda September 4, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Hi Carol! I’m sure that would be fine! Let us know how they turn out! :)

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Kenya December 3, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Made these today, they were delicious! Definitely will be my go to recipe from now on.

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