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Jalapeno cornbread

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My favorite way to eat cornbread - with a ton of jalapenos and fresh corn. :)

Using fresh jalapenos and corn in the cornbread keeps it nice and moist and makes it so much tastier. I also add a little cumin and chili powder to my cornbread which helps balance out the sweetness.

And as a plus, this jalapeno cornbread recipe takes less than an hour to make so you can have it on the dinner table in no time. :D
 
 
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Step 1: Ingredients:

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  • 1 1/4 cup AP flour
  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2-3/4 cup corn (fresh or frozen, defrosted)
  • 1 fresh jalapeno
You'll also need an oven set to 350 F and a 9x9 baking pan. :)

Make sure to use fresh jalapeno - canned or jarred is too vinegar-y and will alter the taste and texture of the bread.

Step 2: Mix the dry ingredients + the veg

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Chop up your jalapeno - test it for hotness to see if you need to remove the seeds and/or membrane. I tend to leave lots in. :)

Mix the corn, jalapeno, flour, baking powder, cornmeal, spices, sugar and salt together until well combined.

Step 3: Stir in the wet ingredients

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You'll want to beat the egg, milk and oil together first and then pour it into the dry ingredients.

Mix this until just combined and there are no more dry bits - if you overmix this it can make the cornbread can become really dense. :)

Pour this into a greased 9x9 baking pan.

Step 4: Bake!

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Bake at 350 F for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. I tend to take it out right at 25 minutes because it stays nice and moist. But keep in mind - it is really moist and kinda crumbly at that point. :D

Let it cool for a few minutes, then cut and serve!
I made this for dinner tonight. It was easy to make and extremely moist. I cooked it in a greased iron skillet. It turned out great! Next time though, I'm leaving out the cumin and chili powder as I found it a bit strong. Great recipe though!
Yum. My favorite!
sunshiine1 year ago
It looks so pretty as well as delicious!
Mmm! I didn't think you could put anything besides corn in cornbread! This sounds delicious :)