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Gluten-Free Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread Muffins

Gluten-Free Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread Muffins are a flavor-packed delicious addition to any meal. Whip them up and serve them with your favorite chili!

This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill.

Gluten-Free Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Muffins | #healthy #recipe @bobsredmill

^I know.




Oh hey, it’s officially the first day of fall, people! You know what that means… cheese//carbs//crock pot//soup//cinnamon//hot toddy//football season!  How should we kick this thing off? Ah yes, with cornbread!

A few weeks ago, I was wining and dining with one of my friends as she was selecting her fantasy football team. Up until that point, I knew nothing about how fantasy football works, and had you asked me which players I would pick for my own fantasy team, my knee-jerk response would have been: the Manning and Kaepernick kind. Read: the ones with whom I’d fantasize about enjoying a cold beer and nachos…slash weather discussion slash Netflix obsession.

All this to say, I know very little about the football sport, but know a decent amount about football food.

For me, football food =
Individual-sized portions that require little or no flatware.
Foods with sink-your-teeth-in appeal.
Something that pairs beautifully with Cholula (or hot sauce of choice).
A little spice.
Lots of cheese.
Can be eaten in the same room as (slash on top of or next to) chili.

Gluten-Free Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Muffins | #recipe @bobsredmill

In this sense, the cheesy jalapeno-y cornbread muffin makes my list of all-time best football foods with flying colors.

And guess what, friends? This recipe is just the simplest!

How to Make Gluten-Free Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread Muffins:

Employing Bob’s Red Mill’s Gluten-Free Cornbread Mix, I simply added grated sharp cheddar cheese, some garlic powder, and a couple of diced jalapenos.

The end result – this cheddar biscuit straight from the holy biscuit lands of Biscuit Sutra…or something to that effect.

Gluten-Free Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Muffins | #healthy #recipe @bobsredmill

I’m all about healthy convenience, and the cornbread mix is a marvelous solution to any of your corn breading needs, and for entertaining lots of people who may or may not be allergic to gluten.

Most of the work is already done for you!

Gluten-Free Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Muffins | #healthy #recipe @bobsredmill

Because this recipe makes a whopping 18 muffins, I divided most of the batch among three friends and got rave reviews from all three.

One of them told me she couldn’t believe they were gluten-free, and used them to sop up curry sauce at one of her meals. 

I ate my portion with the Warmly Spiced Butternut Squash and Root Vegetable Chili I showed you a few weeks back.

Which brings me to my next point…

Serving recommendations: Way I envision it, these cornbread muffins would go super well with any of your favorite chilis or stews – perfect for cold tailgating days or just any ol’ day in general.

If not all up in your chili, with butter and honey. I may have gone a little bit overboard on the B&H situation.

Gluten-Free Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Muffins | #healthy #recipe @bobsredmill

Jalapeño Cheddar for President!

Gluten-Free Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Muffins | #healthy #recipe @bobsredmill
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Gluten-Free Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread Muffins

Gluten-Free Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread Muffins are a delicious roll to go alongside any meal!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 muffins
Calories: 198kcal
Author: Julia


  • cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/3 cup olive oil or melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 20-ounce package Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Cornbread Mix
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 jalapenos seeded and finely chopped
  • cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and lightly oil a 12-hole muffin tray (or a 9" x 9" square baking dish).
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the almond milk, olive oil, and eggs.
  • Add the package of gluten-free cornbread mix, garlic powder, and sea salt, and mix to combine.
  • Fold in the chopped jalapenos and sharp cheddar cheese.
  • Scoop cornbread batter into the oiled muffin holes, filling them ¾ of the way up (note: batter should be very thick)
  • Place on the center rack of the preheated oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes (mine took 27), until golden brown and cooked through. Allow cornbread muffins to cool 15 minutes before popping them out of the muffin tray. Repeat for remaining batter (recipe makes 18 muffins).
  • Serve with butter and honey.


Serving: 1Muffin | Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g
Gluten-Free Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Muffins | #recipe @bobsredmill
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Amy Urban

Saturday 14th of October 2017

This doesn't look right; are you sure about the 1 ounce cornbread mix? Adding 1 ounce makes this runny like milk. Darn!


Monday 23rd of October 2017

Hi Amy,

My sincere apologies for the confusion. You should use an entire package of Bob's Red Mill's cornbread mix (20 ounces) - the recipe transferred over incorrectly to make it look like 1 ounce, when it should be 20. So sorry about that! The recipe is now fixed :)


Friday 16th of December 2016

Can regular milk be substituted for almond milk?


Sunday 18th of December 2016

Hi Cori! Yep, you can use regular milk in place of almond milk! Hope you enjoy the cornbread muffins!


Sunday 4th of October 2015

The only good thing about football season is now OFFICIALLY these muffins. I'm feeling a serious need coming on.

Becky Winkler (A Calculated Whisk)

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015

Haha, my fiancé is super into fantasy football (he's in two leagues!) and I am totally clueless. I do, however, know enough about football food to say that these are PERFECT. And with that butter and honey?? Give it all to me now.

Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015

I wish I lived closer so that I could be a taste tester for you! I would love to go overboard on the B & H sitch with these little beauts. But not in front of Manning or Kaepernick, of course. Then I would keep it classy. ;)

Srsly though, I love the sound of jalapeno and cheddar in corn muffins. I want them all in my mouth right now!!

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