Blue Corn Chile Bacon Muffins

"These muffins are great with chili or other Tex-Mex dishes. Recipe adapted from"
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Ready In:
10-12 muffins


  • 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)


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

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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. These were delicious muffins.I changed it a bit, using 1/2 cup buttermilk, 1/2 cup sour cream. They came out very moist. Thanks for the recipe ellie.


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