Sweet Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins

Candied jalapeño cornbread muffins, using Cafe Du Monde beignet mix, is incredibly easy and you will love the amount of heat and sweetness. The perfect side dish for a comfy meal!

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Sweet Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins Using Cafe Du Monde Beignet Mix

Why use Cafe du Monde mix?

One day I thought, why can’t I use this beignet mix for other things? It has Enriched wheat flour, enriched barley flour, milk, buttermilk, salt, sugar, leavening (baking powder, baking soda, and/or yeast), natural and artificial flavoring; all the fixings needed for a delicious cornbread; combined with some cornmeal.

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What is candied jalapeños?

Candied jalapeños is essentially pickling jalapeños with sugar and spices. You can enjoy them with cream cheese and crackers, on burgers, into egg salad sandwiches.. so many ways to use these babies! My mom will candy a dozen of jars, so we have a jar ready at all times haha. Below is a recipe from foodiewithfamily that you can try and make OR a link to a jar you can purchase on Amazon

What is and how to use candied jalapeños

Sweet Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins Recipe

yields 12 muffins


  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 – 2/3 cup brown sugar (depending on how sweet you’d like)
  • 1 cup Cafe du Monde beignet mix
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped candied jalapeños for a bit of spice (or chopped de-seed jalepenos for less sweetness)
  • Oil for greasing pan


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a muffin pan with oil or cooking spray.
  2. Whisk the buttermilk, vanilla and brown sugar into a large bowl.
  3. In another bowl mix together the flour, cornmeal, salt and chopped candied jalapeños
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredient bowl and mix until combined
  5. Spoon into prepared muffin cups. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes, until set and tops are lightly browned. Let cool for 5 minutes in pan before removing. Enjoy with butter and a sprinkle of salt!

If you have extra Cafe du Monde beignet mix, try this apple cobbler recipe!

If you have Cafe du Monde beignet mix, try this apple cobbler recipe!

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