Mini Bacon-Jalapeno-Onion Corn Muffins


These delicious, cheesy little corn muffins are loaded with kicks of bacon, jalapeno, and onion. Really good with chili or finger food for a game day party snack board.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
48 mini muffins


  • cooking spray

  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup minced jalapeno peppers

  • ½ cup minced onion

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 5 slices crispy bacon, crumbled

  • 6 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray 48 mini muffin tin cups with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Mix cornmeal, sugar, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Stir in jalapenos, onion, and garlic. Add melted butter and mix well.

  3. Stir corn, buttermilk, eggs, and bacon into the cornmeal mixture until incorporated. Add shredded Monterey Jack cheese and mix batter well.

  4. Use a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop to fill muffin cups about 3/4 full with batter.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until puffed and golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from muffin tins and cool on a rack.

Cook's Note:

Nonfat buttermilk works fine in this recipe if you're watching your fat grams.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

45 Calories
3g Fat
4g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 45
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 99mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 31mg 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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