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Buttermilk Cornbread Muffins with Chile and Cheese

Hot out of the oven or made earlier in the day, these moist and tender honey-sweetened buttermilk cornbread muffins with chile and cheese will be delicious with your favorite hearty soup or chili.

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Better than any boxed jiffy muffin, these green chile cornbread muffins get their savory pungent flavor from canned green chiles and diced red onions. Moistened also with buttermilk and cheese, they’re about to become your favorite accompaniment to soup or chili!

ingredients for Green Chile and Cheese Corn Muffins

While the muffins bake, make black bean chili in your pressure cooker, or put together this 30-Minute Confetti Chili. Ta-da–an easy tummy-satisfying meal in 45 minutes!

grating cheese for Green Chile and Cheese Corn Muffins

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Green chile cornbread muffins recipe notes:

  • I keep dry buttermilk powder (affiliate link) in the pantry, so I always have buttermilk on hand.  To use the powder instead of fresh buttermilk,  add 3 tablespoons dry buttermilk powder to the dry ingredients and 1 cup water to the liquids.
  • The green chiles are also known as Anaheim chiles. They are very mild, not spicy like jalapeño or serrano chiles.
  • For a little more spice, replace the cheddar cheese with jalapeño-spiked cheddar or pepper Jack cheese.
  • For green chile and cheese cornbread, bake the batter in an 8 x 8-inch baking pan. Same oven temperature, but figure on 30-35 minutes to bake.
  • *** This recipe is adapted from the Green Chili and Cheese Cornbread in Chocolate Snowball cookbook. (Affiliate link)

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Nutrition Facts
Buttermilk Cornbread Muffins with Chile and Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 229mg10%
Potassium 217mg6%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 4.3mg5%
Calcium 127mg13%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • Great context and backstory Letty. You know, growing up in CO, we were always taught how to accommodate a recipe for altitude but I’ve sort of forgotten that and don’t hear anyone mention it – until now. Reply · 11 January, 2014

    • letty

      Thanks Tammy. Reducing the leavening does help at these mountain heights. Reply · 11 January, 2014

  • Sarah

    Glad the blowing snow stopped today for the moguls. Heard the aerials were thrilling. Love your take on the News from Park City.

    The muffins look so good. I’ve never seen them with red onion added. I think it must add to the fullness of the flavor. Trying them soon! Reply · 11 January, 2014

  • Syd Reed

    I love the reason for cooking these!
    Syd. Reply · 12 January, 2014

  • These corn muffins are right up my alley. I love the addition of green chiles, red onion, and cheese. I’ll have to buy some buttermilk powder. Don’t know why I never thought of it before because I always keep powdered milk in the pantry since I don’t drink milk by the glass full anymore. Pinning this because it’s a keeper. Reply · 12 January, 2014

  • Sounds like I should be in Park City right now. I pinned these muffins to try later. Reply · 14 January, 2014

  • Beverly Lashley

    Can I leave out the honey and if I do should I add more liquid? Reply · 19 December, 2023

    • Hi Beverly,
      Thanks for writing. Yes, you can leave out the honey. I would add another tablespoon of oil and another tablespoon of buttermilk. Reply · 22 December, 2023

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