Jalapeno & Honey Cornbread


Cornbread is to Southern cuisine as bread is to the French. It also suffers from being taken for granted all too often as we’ve all taken that dreaded bite of dry, sawdust. This recipe won’t disappoint as I’m actually eating a 6 day old cornbread mini-muffin as I type this and it’s still moist and buttery.

Jalapeno & Honey Cornbread

Cornbread is such a great side with so many things – from the BBQ world to soups and chilis.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cornbread, Muffins
Servings: 24 Minis


  • Mini Muffin Pan (24), Reg Muffins (12) or 8" Cast iron skillet


  • 140 grams Yellow cornmeal - Medium grind
  • 120 grams All-purpose flour - Not self rising
  • 70 grams Granulated sugar
  • 3 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Jalapeno powder
  • 2 TBSP Salted butter - melted
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup Whole milk
  • 3 tbsp Honey

For the glaze

  • 2 tbsp Salted butter - melted
  • 2 tbsp Honey


  • Preheat oven to 385F. Lightly spray non-stick muffin pan or skillet with baking Pam. Melt butter in microwave. Sloooowly…. 13 seconds at a time and you won't blow it up!
  • Mix all dry ingredients in large mixing bowl. Make well in center. Add egg and whisk with fork. Add 1/2 the milk and begin incorporating with the dry stuff. Add melted butter, honey and remaining milk. Combine until you have a consistent batter. Don't overmix!
  • If doing muffins, scoop batter into a pastry bag and fill each cup 3/4 of the way. If using cast iron, fill the pan.

Baking times

  • Mini Muffins: bake on center rack about 9 minutes. Edges should be just turning slightly golden brown.
  • Regular Muffins: bake on center rack about 14 minutes.
  • Cast iron (8"): center rack for about 24 minutes.

The glaze

  • Remove from oven and turn on Broiler. Mix remaining butter and honey in small bowl. With a pastry brush, coat the tops of each muffin. Return pan to middle rack and don't walk away! The tops will caramelize in about a minute. Pull them when they look… well, perfect.


There really is no good substitute (that I know of) for the Jalapeno powder. This stuff is sooo good, go get you some or make your own. You can try your local Penzy’s or on Amazon.
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