Moist Jalapeno Cheese Cornbread Recipe
My taste buds go into a hyper drive the minute the clouds get overcast and get their dark overcoat on! I start craving for something cheesy, something with chili and if possible, something fried! For last few days, that's how the weather's been in my side of the world and after being strict for 3 straight days, my control went for a toss. Was wondering what to make, when suddenly I felt like having something bready. Cornbread it was!
Moist Jalapeno Cheese Cornbread Recipe
This recipe is from the wholegrain baking book which I modified a wee bit to suit my taste and preferences. It is quite a moist bread with Jalapeno adding the correct heat I needed on such a day. The cheddar cheese made it all so good - I mean what's not to like about Cheese! I cut down some butter from this recipe and I also used only egg whites to the recipe instead of whole eggs.
Moist Jalapeno Cheese Cornbread Recipe

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This is also such a Holiday Season treat - Can there be a thanksgiving dinner without cornbread? Unthinkable! Try this for the coming festive dinner table. It will get over before you can think leftovers.
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  • Yields: Makes one 9 inch bread
  • 2 cups (9-3/4 oz) cornmeal
  • 1 cup (3-3/8 oz) whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup (4-3/4 oz) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2-1/4 cups low fat/fat free buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup (3 oz) honey
  • 3 egg whites, lightly beaten (see substitutes)
  • 1/4 cup butter, unsalted,melted
  • 1 cup low fat cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/3 cup jalapeno peppers, thinly sliced
1. Preheat oven 400F. Place a 9 inch pan or cast iron skillet in the oven. Whisk together the flours along with cornmeal, baking powder,soda and salt.
2. Whisk together eggs,honey,butter and buttermilk in another bowl.
3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry at once, stirring quickly and lightly.
4. Add the cheese and the jalapenos and stir to combine.
5. Remove the skillet from the oven and grease the pan either with butter/olive oil or PAM spray, covering the bottom and the sides well. Carefully transfer the batter to the pan. WARNING: Don't forget that the handle of your pan will be HOT from the oven. Don't forget your Oven mitts.
6. Bake until the top is golden brown and until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. This takes approximately 25-30 minutes.
Remove and serve warm. Moist Jalapeno Cheese Cornbread Recipe

Recipe Reference

adapted from wholegrain baking

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By Swati on Aug 12, 2013

:roll: wow how yummy it looks... I would love to make it, in fact i am a bigg fan of bakery products... but just wondering if i get all these flours in my city. anyway your recipes r awesome ! i was finding dinner roll recipe when i came across this ! thanks a lot

By Sherry kumar on Jul 25, 2013

Loved it . Can I use mozzarella cheese instead

By Zarna on Jul 25, 2013

is there a substitute for egg in this recipe

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By Apeksha on Apr 4, 2012

hi, can I skip the cheese? or use mozzarella instead? thanks....

By Hamsa on Nov 21, 2011

Hi...Can we use whole wheat flour instead of the pastry flour? Thanks...Absolutely love your site..

By Jennifer on Feb 9, 2011

:) Thanks so much for your lovely and divine recipes! My husband and I are in love with them!!!

By musical on Nov 22, 2009

Very luscious and spicy! Just how i like :).

By Cynthia on Nov 21, 2009

Looks hearty and delicious. I made a corn bread today too - for my column next week :-P

By Cilantro on Nov 21, 2009

Corn bread with some spice is my fav. I just made them yesterday. I like the 2nd pic a lot. Recipe is great too.

By Pavani on Nov 21, 2009

Looks Spicy & delicious.

By CurryLeaf on Nov 21, 2009

I love this spicy cornbread.Have tried with spring onions and paneer.Too good this looks.PERFECT

By Trish on Nov 21, 2009

Very cool. Yum....I love the addition of the peppers

By renu on Nov 21, 2009

very nice recipe...nice presentation

By sowmya on Nov 20, 2009

i always love your step by step instructions...even a complicated recipe sounds so easy (especially the baklava)

By Cham on Nov 20, 2009

Kind of spicy bread I like :wink: Simply delectable!

By Veggie Belly on Nov 20, 2009

oh my scrumptious that looks!

By jayasree on Nov 20, 2009

Gorgeous color.. Looks very moist too.

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