Spicy Cornbread Mini-Muffins

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These are perfect for making 3 dozen mini muffins to take to a potluck. Basting the muffin tin with melted butter and dusting with cornmeal are an essential step to getting a marvelous crispy exterior to the muffins. To add more kick, do not seed the jalapenos and add an extra one.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen mini muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 4 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 ½ cups finely shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 eggs

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 3 canned jalapeno peppers - stems and seeds removed and peppers finely diced

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted - divided

  • 3 tablespoons yellow cornmeal, or as needed - divided

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. Whisk flour, 1 cup cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt, and garlic powder together in a bowl. Mix Cheddar cheese into dry ingredients until coated.

  3. Beat milk, eggs, vegetable oil, jalapeno peppers, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl until well mixed. Make a well in the Cheddar cheese mixture and pour egg mixture into the well; stir just until combined. Batter should be slightly lumpy.

  4. Brush 18 mini muffin cups with melted butter; spoon about 1 teaspoon cornmeal into each mini muffin cup, tilt pan to coat muffin cups with cornmeal, and tap out the excess. Spoon batter into each muffin cup to about 2/3 full.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 11 to 12 minutes. Allow to cool 5 minutes in the pans before removing to finish cooling.

Cook's Note:

You can use Cheddar, Monterey Jack, or Asiago cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

79 Calories
4g Fat
8g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 79
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 156mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 34mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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