Homemade Jalapeno Skillet Cornbread

By Rena |

This Jalapeno Skillet Cornbread made in the oven is incredibly moist and filled with so much flavor all thanks to buttermilk, savory cheddar cheese, jalapeño, and corn. Way better than Jiffy and perfect as an easy addition to dinner!

top view skillet cornbread

Who isn’t a fan of easy Southern cornbread? When I make cornbread, I like to add a little bit of heat to my recipe, hence the jalapeño. There’s just something so comforting about a cornbread recipe.

This easy cornbread recipe is a bit sweet with a little bit of heat. Made in one skillet, you’ll have the whole house smelling like sweet cornbread in no time.

Why You Will Love This Skillet Cornbread With Corn

  • Easy with minimal clean-up: This homemade skillet cornbread can be made in one bowl and just poured into the skillet! Hardly any mess to clean up.
  • Perfect for meal prep: Make a batch of this easy cornbread on your meal prepping day, then you’ll be prepared for the entire week!
  • Versatile: With such flexible ingredients, you’ll be able to make this recipe with ingredients you probably already have in the pantry.
Three slices of skillet cornbread

Ingredients you will need

unsweetened applesauce
eggs
buttermilk olive oil
yellow cornmeal
whole wheat flour
kosher salt baking powder
shredded cheddar cheese
jalapeño
canned corn

Eggs, shredded cheese, flour, cornmeal, canned corn, butter milk, olive oil, salt, jalapeño, baking powder in bowls

how to make this homemade cornbread from scratch

  • Preheat oven: Preheat oven to 375°Fahrenheit.
  • Combine wet ingredients: In a mixing bowl, combine applesauce, eggs, buttermilk, and oil.
  • Stir the dry ingredients: Stir the flour, salt, cornmeal, and baking powder.
  • Fold: Fold in the sliced jalapeño, corn, and shredded cheese.
  • Transfer to pan: Transfer the batter to a greased skillet and top with jalapeño slices, if desired.
  • Bake: Bake the cornbread for 30-35 minutes. Use the toothpick method to check to the center
Batter for skillet cornbread with cheese, corn, and jalapeno

recipe notes and tips

  • Oil: You can use any oil you have available such as avocado oil, grapeseed oil, etc.
  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days for optimal fresh flavors.
  • Freeze the cornbread for up to six months.
  • Do not over-bake the cornbread or it will have a very dry texture.
  • Do not over-mix the batter.
One slice of skillet cornbread with jalapeño

how to reheat skillet cornbread

When ready to reheat, simply reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds to one minute. If using an oven, then cover the cornbread in the skillet with aluminum foil, and reheat for about 15 minutes in a preheated oven at 350°F.

what can you eat with cornbread?

There are all kinds of things you can have with cornbread such as soups, main dishes, casseroles, and so much more! The amazing thing about cornbread is the fact that it is delicious on its own with a pat of butter.

Top view of cornbread in skillet with jalapenos and corn

Frequently asked questions

Can you freeze cornbread?

Yes! Place leftover cornbread either in sealed containers or freezer-friendly bags and freeze for up to 6 months. Allow it to thaw in the fridge or counter and reheat in the microwave.

Can you substitute the eggs in cornbread?

There are egg substitutes that can be used to replace eggs in baking. You can also use flax eggs, or ground flaxseeds. They have the same binding agents. To replace one egg, mix 1 tablespoon of your egg replacer with 3 tablespoons of water. You can also use 3 tablespoons of mayo to replace an egg.

Can you use olive oil for cornbread?

Yes. You can use olive oil in place of vegetable oil or butter when you make your cornbread. We used olive oil in making this homemade cornbread skillet.

Top view of a few slices of skillet cornbread

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top view skillet cornbread

Homemade Jalapeno Skillet Cornbread

This Skillet Cornbread made in the oven is incredible moist and filled with so much flavor all thanks to butter milk, savory cheddar cheese, jalapeño, and corn. Way better than Jiffy and perfect as an easy addition to dinner!
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Course: bread, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 244kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup applesauce unsweetened
  • 3 eggs large
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 jalapeño diced
  • 1/3 cup corn canned, drained

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375°Fahrenheit and spray a medium-large skillet with cooking oil spray. 
  • In a mixing bowl combine the applesauce, eggs, buttermilk and oil. Mix until well combined.
  • Stir in the cornmeal, flour, salt and baking powder.
  • Fold in the cheese, jalapeños and corn.
  • Transfer the batter into the prepared skillet and add some jalapeño slices on top, if desired.
  • Bake at 375°Fahrenheit for 30-35 minutes, or until the cornbread is golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Notes
  • Oil: You can use any oil you have available such as avocado oil, grapeseed oil, etc. You may also use butter.
  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days for optimal fresh flavors.
  • Freeze the cornbread for up to six months. Store in a freezer-friendly bag or container.
  • Do not over-bake the cornbread or it will have a very dry texture.
  • Do not over-mix the batter.

Nutrition

Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 327mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 296IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 1mg
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