Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Jalapeno Cornbread

After our post about the Almost Vegetarian Chili we scarfed down on Super Bowl Sunday, our friend Kathy (check our her blog Birmingham Blues) shared her recipe for Jalapeno Cornbread


We haven't tried it yet, but it looks very promising. Here's the recipe:

  • 1-1/2 cup self-rising cornmeal
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil (I use olive)
  • 1 can cream corn
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • 2-3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a large iron skillet with cooking spray and stick it in to heat when you turn on the oven. Combine all ingredients and pour into hot skillet. Bake for 35-40 minutes. This makes a lot of cornbread, so you can either halve the recipe or enjoy the leftovers, which tend to get hotter overnight.

While searching for other jalapeno cornbread recipes, we came across the Jalapano Madness site (and the great photo above). They've got recipes, instructional videos and more. Check it out if you like to "bring the heat"!


  1. Mmmm that looks yummy! Cornbread is always something I'm trying to master... mostly because making it both dairy free and moist isn't the easiest... damn buttermilk :P

  2. A friend of mine who's teen daughter is vegan just forwarded me these suggestions for Vegan cookbooks. If you haven't yet discovered them you might check it out:

    My friends says:

    "This is my favorite of her books. The cassoulet with biscuits is the best comfort food I know. Great soups, too. I also like her “Vegan with a Vengence”, and her website, (for the Post Punk Kitchen) has lots of great stuff – recipes, her blog, reader forum, etc."

    Maybe there's a cornbread recipe in there?

  3. (yup - I need to slow down while typing.. should read "whose teen daughter..." not "who's".)

  4. Awwww. You're mighty sweet (or brave) to post this without testing it first. It came from my mother-in-law, who is an amazing cook. I did cut down the oil in the recipe and skip the "melt a stick of butter in the skillet" part, so it's marginally healthier than the original.