Super Moist Jalapeño Buttermilk Cornbread

  • 1 cup yellow corn meal
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 TBS baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. New Mexico Red Chile Powder, optional
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 TBS canola oil
  • 1 – 14 1/2 oz. can creamed corn, half drained
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar, shredded
  • 2 medium jalapeños, deseeded and chopped

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine the corn meal, flour, sugar, baking powder, chile powder (if using) and salt in a mixing bowl. If using chile powder, use a pure chile powder, not chili seasoning as you would put in a pot of chili.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and oil.

Gently fold the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients until a batter is formed. Fold in the corn, cheese and jalapeños.

Pour the batter into a lightly greased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the crust is light brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the heat and let cool a few

NOTE: If you do not partially drain the liquid from the creamed corn, the cornbread will be too moist.