Jalapeno Cornbread by Four Kids and a Chicken

jalapeno cornbread
This entry is part [part not set] of 31 in the series Grow Your Own Challenge

Jalapeno Corn Bread is a delicious fall weather bread. We decided to take this recipe and put it into our Grow Your Own Challenge Series because it is a great example of how you can cook to use up the food you have stored up. This recipe is best topped with local honey.  This recipe is originally from FourKidsAndAChicken.com. jalapeno cornbread

This recipe uses a fresh jalapeño pepper for 1/2 of the amount of batter. We like to make an adult loaf separate from a kid loaf (or muffins). In our loaf we diced a fresh picked jalapeno and threw it in leaving four rings for decoration on the top. After it was all baked we took honey we collected from our hives and enjoyed a piece hot from the oven.

jalapeno cornbread

If you want to learn more about growing and preserving food, go to our series Grow Your Own Challenge. We have a lot of information on our 2016 garden, preserving, and harvesting. We added this jalapeno recipe to show how we are using our honey. It just happens to also make a great side bread for a hearty stew or chili. If you are looking for something to go with it, check out our Cheese Curd Chili recipe here.

Cheese Curd Chili


  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2/3 cup sugar (recipe works well with 1/3 cup – 1 cup depending on taste)
  • 1 1/3 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 4 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1-2 jalapeños, diced leaving a few rings for the top


Add all dry ingredients to a large bowl. Mix well. Add eggs and canola oil and stir until just mixed. Stir in the diced jalapeños. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan (or an 8×8 pan and 12 muffins as we kept jalapeños out of the muffins for our kids!). Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes

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Chris Ashbach is one of the founders of Dan330. Chris is a pilot and avid outdoorsman who loves fishing, hunting, camping, and exploring. He loves taking kids (especially his own) on trips to share his passion of the outdoors. Chris is also a gardener, volunteers at Let's Go Fishing, and teaches Sunday school. Chris holds a MA in Organizational Leadership and is faculty at a local university in Minnesota; teaching undergraduate business classes.