Jalapeño Cheese Cornbread

When is comes to cornbread, there are definitely different camps of people, who differ widely on the appropriate texture and taste. The level of sweetness is usually the largest point of contention at the heart of this epicurean civil war. Though, I am somehow loath to admit, I must confess that I, myself, enjoy a sweet cakey cornbread. There, I’ve said it. And what’s worse, I unapologetically use a doctored store bought Marie Callender’s corn bread mix. Feel free to delete me from your iPhone. I like to add a generous third of a cup or so of honey to the mix, which seems to really echo and round out the sweet corn flavor. (It is happiness, mixed with joy, with just a drop of sunshine.) In addition to the honey, I love the texture that adding about a half  of a cup or so of fresh or frozen corn kernels lends to the final product (In fact, should you be so inclined, you could replace the liquid with canned creamed corn, too, to amp up the corn flavor) . Here too, in order to further guild the lily, I added diced  jalapeños (though I often use green chilies) and a generous handful of colby-jack cheese (I would typically use sharp cheddar, but colby-jack is what I happened to have laying around). This is super quick to throw together and pop into the oven. The finished product is moist, sweet, spicy, and cheesy, and makes the perfect addition to any Memorial Day weekend barbecue. Enjoy!

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6 responses to “Jalapeño Cheese Cornbread

  1. I also like sweet cornbread and I even (gasp!) like Jiffy. A couple weeks ago I made blue cornbread muffins with corn kernels and Clementine picked out all the kernels and told me she was just going to eat “the raisins.”

  2. I was lucky enough to have some of this. It was delish! I myself am a non-sweet cornbread person if I’m having it straight up with butter and honey but add in the toppings and this is divine.

  3. Love spicy and cheesy cornbreads:)

  4. Funny…I’m in the sweet camp too! Not too sweet but sweet, savory with the jalapenos -perfect!

  5. I’m a huge addict of cornbread and I sure will try this out!!! thanks for sharing!

  6. yummy! I make something really similar except smaller (so hushpuppies) and I add sauteed onions & jalapenos and pepper-jack cheese. I’m hungry just looking at yours!!

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