Blue Corn Chile Bacon Muffins

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

These muffins are great with chili or other Tex-Mex dishes. Recipe adapted from

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup flour
  • 34 cup blue cornmeal (yellow corn meal can be substituted)
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 34 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 2 tablespoons bacon bits
  • 2 jalapenos, stems and seeds removed, chopped (can add more if you like the muffins with extra heat)


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Grease muffin tins.
  3. Mix together dry ingredients (flour- salt).
  4. Combine the rest of the ingredients in large bowl (buttermilk - jalapeños).
  5. Stir in dry ingredients.
  6. Pour into muffin tins.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes.


Most Helpful

Very good flavor, quite tasty - not hot even with the 3 tbs. diced jalapenos. I doubled the real bacon bits. They weren't as light as the usual corn muffins; however, they were tender. I think next time I'll substitute sour cream for the buttermilk to get a more moist texture.

BeachGirl November 04, 2003

YUM! YUM! YUM! I finally found a great recipe for blue cornmeal. These muffins were so tasty and easy to prepare. I used high quality store bought bacon bits. Real butter and jalapeno slices from a jar. OUTSTANDING! Will be making these often! Thanks Ellie! YaYa

YaYa November 10, 2009

These have a nice texture and even with 2 jalapenos are very mild. Not having bacon bits, I cooked 2 slices of bacon until crisp and then crumbled into the batter. I also grated some sharp cheddar cheese and added to the batter. Definately will up the amount of jalapenos next time around. These were great with brunch and I plan on having leftovers with some soup later in the week.

PaulaG December 03, 2006

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