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Jalapeno and Scallion Cornbread

Jalapeño and Scallion Cornbread

This Jalapeno Scallion Cornbread recipe is the ultimate side dish to all your favorite chili, soup, turkey, and summer side dishes. Made in a cast iron skillet and flavored with honey and jalapenos, it is sweet, savory, and spicy all at the same time.
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword cornbread, jalapeno cornbread, scallion cornbread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings
Calories 291kcal


  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) or 1 stick butter, melted and cooled plus more for greasing the skillet
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 cups yellow corn meal
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup scallions both green and white parts - chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped jalapenos chopped (with the seeds, if you can handle the heat)


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter a 10-inch cast iron skillet with butter. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk butter and honey until no lumps remain. Whisk in the eggs and set aside.
  • Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Gradually whisk in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and mix until combined.
  • Stir in the buttermilk and sour cream.
  • Fold in the chopped scallions and jalapenos to the mixture.
  • Transfer the mixture into the prepared 10-inch cast iron skillet.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, about 30-35 minutes.
  • Let it cool for 10 minutes before serving.


If you like your cornbread on a sweeter side, feel free to use 1/4 cup more honey. [br]If you decide to do that, for a perfect cornbread:[br]1. Add 1/4 teaspoon more baking soda to this recipe[br]2. Use 1 tablespoon less of the buttermilk[br]3. Use 1/4 teaspoon salt instead of 1/2 teaspoon salt


Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 328mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 510IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg