So tasty and delicious, you won't believe how good for you these Jalapeno Cheddar Cornmeal Muffins actually are!

Jalapeno Cheddar Cornmeal Muffins

So tasty and delicious, moist and tender, you won't believe how good for you these Jalapeno Cheddar Cornmeal Muffins actually are!

Course Bakery
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 144 kcal
Author Sonia! The Healthy Foodie



  • 1-1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt I use Himalayan salt
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  • 2 large jalapeño peppers seeded and finely chopped (save a handful to garnish)
  • 1-3/4 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese (save a handful to garnish)
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh, thawed or canned), drained well if applicable


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  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F; grease and lightly coat 2- 12 cup muffin pans with corn meal. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt; mix well with a whisk until fully combined. Add the grated cheese and chopped jalapeno (save a generous handful of each to garnish the top of your muffins) as well as the corn kernels to the flour mixture. Mix delicately until well coated.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, melted ghee (or olive oil), honey, and eggs. Pour over reserved dry ingredients and stir delicately with a spoon until just combined. Divide between the 24 muffin cups and sprinkle each muffin with a pinch of the reserved chopped jalapeno and grated cheese.
  4. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until the top of the muffins is nicely golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Allow to cool in the pan for about a minute then carefully lift the muffins from the cups with the help of a thin spatula or butter knife. Serve warm, with a little bit of butter and a drizzle of honey, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Jalapeno Cheddar Cornmeal Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 144 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 175mg 7%
Potassium 156mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 2.6%
Vitamin C 2.2%
Calcium 9.9%
Iron 3.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.