Jalapeno Garlic Cornbread Muffins

Jalapeno Garlic Cornbread Muffins

Jalapeno’s signature bite only serves to elevate these wholesome gluten-free cornbread muffins. If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can add 1 Tbsp (15 mL) fresh lemon juice to a 1 cup (250 mL) measuring cup. Top lemon juice with milk, stir, and let sit for 2 minutes.

1 1/4 cups (310 mL) yellow cornmeal
3/4 cup (180 mL) all-purpose gluten-free flour
2 Tbsp (30 mL) sugar of choice
1 Tbsp (15 mL) fresh thyme
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
2 tsp (10 mL) baking powder
1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking soda
2 large free-range eggs
1 cup (250 mL) low-fat buttermilk
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
3 garlic cloves, grated or very finely minced
1/4 cup (60 mL) extra-virgin olive oilor avocado oil
2/3 cup (160 mL) grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C).

In large bowl, whisk together cornmeal, gluten-free flour, sugar, thyme, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.

In separate bowl, lightly beat eggs and whisk in buttermilk, jalapeno, garlic, and oil. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and fold in cheese.

Divide batter among 12 standard-sized greased or paper-lined muffin cups. Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted into centre of a muffin comes out nearly clean, about 18 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before unmoulding.

Serves 12.

Each serving contains: 182 calories; 6 g protein; 8 g total fat (2 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 22 g total carbohydrates (4 g sugars, 2 g fibre); 216 mg sodium

from “Red Hot Chili Peppers“, alive #365, March 2013

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