Cornbread Muffins Recipe

Cornbread muffins

  • makes 12
  • Easy

Make a batch of these southern-style cornbread muffins to accompany a hearty chilli, soup or a backyard BBQ. These easy muffins are packed with flavour from cheddar cheese and spicy chilli.


Make these simple cornbread muffins for a tasty snack, then check out our classic breakfast muffins, banana muffins and courgette muffins. We’ve also got plenty more delicious muffin recipes and savoury muffins recipes to try.



  • butter for greasing, melted
  • sweetcorn 185g tin
  • onion 1, finely chopped
  • red chilli 1/2, chopped
  • plain flour 140g
  • polenta 140g
  • baking powder 1/2 tsp
  • strong cheddar 50g, grated
  • eggs 2, whisked
  • buttermilk pot 284ml 
  • milk 100ml
  • butter 80g, melted


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200c/fan 180c/gas 6 and brush a 12-hole muffin tin with melted butter. put the sweetcorn in a pan with onion, red chilli and butter. Gently fry for 10 minutes until golden and soft.

  • Step 2

    Mix plain flour, polenta, baking powder and grated strong cheddar with 1 tsp salt in a large bowl. whisk eggs, 284ml pot buttermilk and milk then stir into the dry ingredients with 80g melted butter and the corn mixture. Divide between the muffin holes and bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.