Jalapeno Corn Muffins

October 4th, 2010

I woke up this morning one year older.  David is on his motorcycle trip.  What’s a girl supposed to do?  Make corn muffins for breakfast.  They make me happy.  This recipe in particular is a good one.  I love the heat of the peppers and the subtle sweetness from the brown sugar.  They are crusty on the outside and complex on the inside.  Sort of like me.

Later today I am leaving for Cary to spend my birthday with my Granddaughter and Rachel’s other Grandmother.  Mimi and Nana get to share babysitting duties while Michael and Kristen are out of town.  I am looking forward to it.

Give these muffins a try.  With the cooler weather they would be perfect with a bowl of chili or soup.


8 tablespoons butter, melted
3/4 cup buttermilk (I used regular milk)
2 large eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon coarse salt
2 jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoon thawed frozen corn kernels or fresh corn

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Brush the cups of the muffin tin (12 cup) with the melted butter and set aside.  Whisk together the buttermilk, eggs and sour cream in medium bowl until combined and set aside.  Whisk together the dry ingredients and the jalapenos and corn in a large bowl.

With a rubber spatula, fold buttermilk mixture into corn meal mixture until well combined.  Fold in the melted butter.  Divide the batter among the muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full.  Bake for about 25 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.  Let cool in tin 5 minutes.

Note:  My batter made 18 muffins and I cooked them for only 15 minutes.

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18 responses to “Jalapeno Corn Muffins”

  1. Happy Birthday Penny!! Mine was yesterday and my grandbabies in Florida sent me a video singing Happy Birthday! You’re very lucky to be able to share your day. Have a wonderful time! (LOVE these muffins!)
    xoxo Pattie

  2. Donnie says:

    Happy Birthday. The muffins look so good. Wonder if you could substitute mild chili peppers, can’t do spicy well. The best present is being around the grands.

  3. Haden News says:

    Happy Birthday Penny!! These muffins sure look good. I hope you get a chance to come to downtown Apex…I won’t be there on Wednesday, but other than that I am there 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Enjoy your time with your granddaughter…I can hardly wait to become a grandma…next March for me 🙂

  4. Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Biiirrrrrtttthhhhhhdaaaayyyyyyy dear Penny!
    Happy Birthday to you!

  5. Happy birthday Penny!!!! This is a great way to start your day.

  6. They look great… I was looking for your David’s travel blog. Could you email me the link.

    I am waiting for a cold nasty windy rainy day to make my chili… these would indeed be great for it!

    AND BTW, are you hosting another kitchen reveal day this year??? I completely enjoyed last years. But before you set a date, drop me a note. I have a reason.

    And Happy Birthday! You don’t look a day over 29 (but I am old, my eyes are going)


  7. Rita says:

    Happy Birthday to you Penny!
    These muffins sound wonderful; would love to share these with you.
    Have a great week.

  8. Kate says:

    Have a great Birthday celebration! Your muffins would be a big hit at my house. I will be trying them.

  9. Happy Birthday Penny!!!

  10. Holly says:

    Happy Birthday!!! These muffins look and sound delish!!

  11. racheld says:

    Happy Birthday!!! It’s going to be wonderful, with your trip to see your Little One—my kind of celebration.

    I’ve been craving some jalapeno cornbread, and these sound scrumptious. I also just happen to have a quart of buttermilk in the fridge, for probably the first time in a year.

    Must be a sign.

  12. Sherri says:

    Happy Birthday Penny! (belated) I can’t wait to meet you at Penny’s Blogger Brunch on the 16th!

  13. Pondside says:

    A belated Happy birthday!
    These muffins sound yummy.
    I made a version of your Carbanara for dinner on Saturday night – it got two thumbs up and is a keeper!

  14. Big Dude says:

    Happy Birthday Penny, hope you had a great day – they seem to come around quicker every year. The muffins sound very good

  15. *Ulrike* says:

    You share your birthday with my 93 year old grandmother!I hope that you had a good one! Now I know where to look if I am wanting something good to eat!! Look forward to meeting you!

  16. Mary says:

    These look great and would go fine with the veggie black bean chili I’ve just made!

    Belated Happy Birthday dear – hope your visit with the grandchildren was fun.

    See you in Asheville – can’t wait to breath in that fresh mountain air!

  17. Barbara says:

    Lovely corn muffins with a kick, Penny!
    And Happy Birthday!!!

  18. Happy birthday Penny. Jalapeno corn muffins would make me a happy girl on my birthday too.

    See you soon in Asheville.

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