Sweet & Spicy Cornbread Muffins

Sweet, buttery, and spicy. All the best flavors combined in a delicious muffin. With peach season coming to an end and pepper season in full swing, I had a surplus of both from our garden. The combination of the sweet peaches and the spicy jalapeños create a perfect balance.

Cornbread muffins are a great base for these ingredients as they are a heavier muffin creating a heartier texture that can hold the extra moisture from the peaches. I used Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free cornbread mix which makes these muffins super simple and quick to make. The recipe on the back of the bag is absolutely delicious; however because of the peaches and jalapeños, I decided to make a few adjustments. I use slightly less milk and butter and instead add some greek yogurt. The tang from the greek yogurt balances out the sweet corn and the peaches while also creating a moist cake-like texture.

Prep Time: 15 min / Cook Time: 20 minutes / Servings: 16 muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free cornbread mix
  • 2 cups peeled and chopped peaches
  • 2 jalapeños, minced (if you like spice, keep the seeds in)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup lowfat milk
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt, lowfat
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 375.
  • In a large bowl, combine all wet ingredients (eggs, milk, yogurt, maple syrup, butter).
  • Add the peaches and jalapeños to the wet mixture. Stir to combine.
  • Slowly add in the package of cornbread mix. Mix to combine.
  • Separate batter evenly in a nonstick muffin pan.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

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