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Mini Spicy Cheese Muffins

All You AUGUST 2009

  • Yield: About 2 dozen (serving size: 2 muffins)
  • Cook time: 15 Minutes
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$.37


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup grated Monterey Jack
  • 2 jalapeño chilis, seeded and chopped (about 1/4 cup)


1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Mist 2 mini-muffin tins with cooking spray.

2. In a bowl, combine first six ingredients. In a separate bowl, beat eggs with buttermilk and oil. Pour egg mixture into flour mixture and stir to form a thick batter. Fold in cheese and chilis.

3. Spoon enough batter to half-fill 24 cups in mini-muffin tins. Bake until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean, about 15 minutes. Cool in pans on wire racks for 5 minutes, then turn muffins out onto racks to cool further. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 192
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbohydrate: 22g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 46mg
  • Sodium: 362mg

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