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Homemade Honey Jalapeno Cornbread

This sweet and spicy homemade cornbread is a deliciously moist southern style cornbread that pairs perfectly with any southern comfort food dinner.
CourseSide Dish
Keywordcornbread, from scratch, Honey Jalapeno Cornbread, sides
Prep Time10minutes 
Cook Time25minutes 
Total Time35minutes 
Servings6 servings
AuthorI Heart Recipes


  • 1 cup cornmeal I prefer yellow, but white cornmeal will work
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup pure honey plus 2 tbsp
  • 1 stick butter half melted, and the other half softened
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 2-3 large jalapeno peppers diced and seeds removed


  • Place the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl. Mix the ingredients well, then add in the eggs, buttermilk, and melted butter. Mix until well combined.
  • Pour 2 tsp of vegetable oil into a saucepan and turn the heat up to medium. Place the diced jalapenos into the pan, and cook until they soften. Set aside.
  • Pour the honey into the cornbread batter, then toss in the diced jalapenos. Fold in until well combined.
  • Spray a 9×11 bake dish with baking spray and pour the cornbread batter into the dish.
  • Bake on 400 for 20-25 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, add 1/2 stick of butter and 2 tbsp of honey. Mix until it’s nice and creamy.
  • Remove the cornbread from the oven and brush on the honey and butter mixture.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes to cool and allow the honey butter to soak into the cornbread, then serve!
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