savory corn and pepper muffins

Obviously I like baking desserts along with the Tuesdays with Dorie group every week, but you know what else I like? Every once in a while, it’s fun to choose my own dessert. Revolutionary, I know. I always get excited when I see a savory recipe chosen for TWD, because that leaves one extra dessert recipe that I get to pick out for myself.


These corn muffins have three types of pepper in them – red pepper, jalapeno, and black pepper. Other than that, it’s a fairly typical cornbread recipe where the liquid and dry ingredients are mixed separately before being folded together. I made the muffins mini, because my mini muffin pan is new and fun.


I thought the muffins were really good. There were a couple members of the group who didn’t like how sweet they were. I understand there’s a battle between sweet and not-sweet cornbread lovers, but I’m a solid member of the sweet crowd, so I thought the flavor of these was great.

Rebecca will post the recipe.

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  1. Fabulous!! Looove spicy muffins.

  2. I made mine more on the spicy side as a result of ingredient substitutions… but I like both sweet & spicy types of cornbread. This was was delicious and I love your pics!

  3. Your muffins look great! I made the “playing around” plain corn muffins and really liked them. I am definitely with the group who likes sweet cornbread.

  4. I’m glad you liked them, I thought they were wonderful as well.

  5. Beautiful! Love the colors in your pictures!

  6. pinkstripes says:

    Love love love your pictures. Especially the one of the jalapeno. YUM

  7. They look beautiful! I didn’t get to make these, but I’m sure I would have loved them, since I’m a fan of sweet cornbread.

  8. Beautiful pics, Bridget! Amazing colors and light… and clearness! WOW! Just a amazing as the muffins themselves!

  9. Love your photos!!

  10. The muffins look perfecto! Your photos are simply amazing too!

  11. It looks like a great twist on a standard cornbread muffin. Your photos are absolutely beautiful, by the way!

  12. **Just as a heads up: I will not be able to comment on blogs as often now, during this semester, due to work overload (I’m stressed already) – PLEASE know that I’m still loyally reading, but just won’t have time to comment. I hope you understand!!

  13. I love the pic of all the ingredients – beautiful colors! And I agree – I was able to fit one more dessert in this week 🙂

  14. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your photos! They are so clear and beautiful. great job on the muffins too.

  15. What fun to be able to choose your own dessert! Love the stark white pics. Do you have a set up or some tricks on getting pics like this?

  16. Gretchen Noelle – I use a white display board with one end propped up against the wall. Also, I have an external flash, which gives me a lot more freedom as far as what time of day I take photos.

  17. Those photos are fantastic! I’m glad you liked the muffins and didn’t let the sweetness spoil it for you!

  18. juju73 says:

    Your muffins look beautiful….it was nice to have a savory choice this month.:)

  19. Your pictures amaze me!! Love, love, love them.

  20. Love your photos! Everything looks great!

  21. I love your comment about actually wanting to choose your own dessert once in awhile. I wasn’t sure if anyone else felt that way!
    Your muffins and pictures look fabulous!

  22. Yummy! They look perfect.

  23. Love spicy/sweet muffins!