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Jalapeno Cornbread

This cornbread, if used for stuffing, should be made one day ahead.

  • Yield: Makes 1 eight-inch square
Jalapeno Cornbread

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television, 1999


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pan
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 medium jalapenos, diced, with seeds
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup sugar


  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly butter an 8-inch square pan. Set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, and pepper.

  3. In another bowl, whisk together buttermilk, jalapenos, egg, sugar, and 2 tablespoons melted butter. Add to dry ingredients, and stir until just combined.

  4. Pour batter into prepared pan, and bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool for 10 minutes. Invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.


Reviews (3)

  • Lissa2583 5 Dec, 2011

    I make this every year to use in the Spicy Cornbread Stuffing for the Spice Rubbed Turkey. It is amazing. I usually double the recipe so that my husband will stay out of the pan I need to use for the stuffing. =)

  • kdroste 29 Jul, 2011

    this is a fantastic recipe with great flavors, I'm considering adding cheese to it when not using it for stuffing.

  • Soundz915 27 Apr, 2008

    And 1/4 more of buttermilk and half table spoon of baking power and two table spoons of honey

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