Jalapeno Cornbread

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Now, here is the cornbread I made to accompany my dad’s chili which I shared with you yesterday. I thought it was a perfect match-up since this cornbread recipe I got from my mom, who got it from a friend in Texas back in the day. And since it’s from Texas, you know it has to be good! But if somehow Texas isn’t reason enough, there’s also a whole can of cream style corn, cheddar cheese, and jalapeno in the mix. Yum!

This recipe produces a moist cornbread, which is how I like it. So I apologize if you’re a dry cornbread person because you’re missing out! And it’s incredibly easy to throw together. You literally mix  all the ingredients in one bowl, pour into a greased pan and bake. Of course you could also make them into muffins if you so desire (which would require a shorter baking time).

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JALAPENO CORNBREAD

Makes approximately 32-2″ square pieces

Ingredients:

2 cups yellow corn meal

1 cup whole wheat flour

1-14.75 oz can cream style corn

1 tsp sugar

1 cup onion, chopped

1-1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1-1/2 tsp baking powder

1 cup vegetable oil

3 eggs, beaten

1-3/4 cup milk (I used 2%)

1/2 cup chopped, seeded jalapeno (or leave the seeds in for an extra kick)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×16-inch pan; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix all ingredients together. Pour mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until toothpick inserting in the middle comes out with moist crumbs.

Source: Adapted slightly from my mom’s friend, 1982

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