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Chipotle Cornbread Muffins

February 25, 2017 (Last Updated: June 17, 2019)

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Chipotle Cornbread Muffins have just a touch of spiciness balanced with a touch of sweetness…a perfect combination!

Chipotle Cornbread Muffins stacked on a white plate.

Cornbread is one of my favorite quick breads to make when we are eating soups, stews, or chili! This time I decided to spice things up a bit by adding a few chipotle peppers!

Muffins arranged in rows on a baking rack.

The beauty of these muffins is you can add as many peppers as you’d like. If you like it extra spicy, just add a few more peppers! 

Half of a cornbread muffin with chipotle peppers inside.

 I use chipotle peppers for a lot of different dishes, but I often don’t use the whole can. I just pop whatever is leftover and pop them into a freezer bag and then into the freezer. Since you just need 2-4 peppers in this recipe, it’s a perfect solution to opening a whole can. 

Muffins stacked on top of each other.

Canned chipotle peppers usually come packed in an adobo sauce. For these cornbread muffins, I didn’t want to use the sauce. Most of the heat from the peppers is packed in the sauce. I just gave the peppers a light rinse, removed the skin and then chopped up the peppers.

I bake these in a lightly greased muffin tin.  You could also line your tin with paper liners if you prefer.

Serve these chipotle cornbread muffins with butter and honey.

Don’t forget to PIN for later! Cornbread muffins with specs of chipotle peppers in the muffins.

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Chipotle Cornbread Muffins have just a touch of spiciness balanced with a touch of sweetness!

Chipotle Cornbread Muffins

Cornbread muffins with added chipotle peppers.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Course Bread, Quick Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 167 kcal


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 chipotle peppers (rinsed and chopped)


  • In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients.
  • In a separate bowl, lightly beat eggs. Mix in sugar and butter. 
  • Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients, just mixing until blended.
  • Fold in chipotle peppers.
  • Spray muffin tin or line with paper liners. Scoop batter into tin.
  • Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 12 minutes. 


Lightly rinse adobo sauce from peppers before using. Remove skin from peppers and finely chop.
Can use additional peppers if you want a bit more heat.


Serving: 1muffinCalories: 167kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 187mgPotassium: 180mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 140IUCalcium: 64mgIron: 1.2mg
Keyword cornbread, cornbread muffins
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.


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  • Reply
    March 7, 2017 at 7:21 am

    I’ve been meaning to make cornbread like forever, it is not something we usual eat here, but I love anything made with cornmeal, so I am pretty sure I would like cornbread as well. Maybe I can find some time this evening or tomorrow morning, I am sure my kids would be delighted to eat bread in the form of muffins. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    March 2, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    I’m very appreciative of the tip to rinse off the canned jalapenos packed in adobo sauce. I will definitely be making these muffins. We love cornbread around here and are always looking for new recipes.

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    Miriam -
    March 2, 2017 at 3:57 am

    I love cornbread but never made it myself, something I need to change especially after seeing your Chipotle Cornbread Muffins – they look irresistible ๐Ÿ™‚

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    karrie @ Tasty Ever After
    March 1, 2017 at 7:53 am

    I put chipotle peppers in everything but never thought about putting it in cornbread. Thanks for opening up my closed minded ways and changing my life for the better Kathy! Can’t wait to try these ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Reply
      March 1, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      I’d love to hear about all the ways you use chipotle peppers! I’ll bet you have some very creative recipes!

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    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    March 1, 2017 at 3:36 am

    Making cornbread muffins sound like a great idea. I love the fact that you added chipotle peppers here. These would make a great breakfast or brunch.

    • Reply
      March 1, 2017 at 5:28 am

      They are perfect for dinner too! We’ve got the whole day covered.

  • Reply
    GiGi Eats
    February 28, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Ohman, the lasttime I had corn bread was probably when I was a sophomore in high school!

    • Reply
      March 1, 2017 at 5:28 am

      No worries…I’ll eat your share of cornbread! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry
    February 28, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Now I have craving for a bowl of chili – these muffins look like utter perfection!

    • Reply
      March 1, 2017 at 5:27 am

      These go perfectly with a bowl of chili!

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