Cheesy Jalapeño Cornbread

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recipe by Caoimhe at Drop

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based on 3 ratings

With just the right amount of heat thanks to our pals the jalapeños, this crumbly cornbread is a cheesy delight that'll send you back to the pan for more.

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recipe updated Jun 7, 2019


  • Jalapeño pepper icon
    Jalapeño pepper
    30 g (about 2 ¼)
  • Cheddar cheese icon
    Cheddar cheese
    1 cup (about 105 g)
  • Cherry tomatoes icon
    Cherry tomatoes
    1 cup (about 201.6 g)
  • Cornmeal icon
    1 cup (about 172.8 g)
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    1 cup (about 129.6 g)
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
    1 tbsp (about 12.75 g)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    ½ tsp (about 3.25 g)
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder
    1 ⅜ tbsp (about 20 g)
  • Egg icon
    1 (about 50 g)
  • Milk icon
    1 cup (about 240 g)
  • Vegetable oil icon
    Vegetable oil
    ¼ cup (about 55.2 g)
  • Jalapeño pepper icon
    Jalapeño pepper
    as needed


  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Medium cast iron skillet
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat oven - 218°C, middle rack
  2. Add cornmeal, all purpose flour, granulated sugar, sea salt and baking powder to a clean large mixing bowl
  3. Stir carefully until combined then set aside
  4. Add egg, milk and vegetable oil to a clean large mixing bowl
  5. Whisk carefully until combined then set aside
  6. Pour wet ingredients into mixture gradually
  7. Stir gently until just combined then set aside
  8. Add jalapeño pepper and cheddar cheese to the large mixing bowl
  9. Stir gently until combined
  10. Grease a clean medium cast iron skillet
  11. Transfer mixture to medium cast iron skillet
  12. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese
  13. Garnish with jalapeño pepper
  14. Arrange cherry tomatoes in the medium cast iron skillet
  15. Bake evenly until golden brown and let cool - 20 min, 218°C, middle rack
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