Our Jalapeno Bacon Cornbread is moist, tender and loaded with bacon and jalapeno. Perfect anytime you need a smoky cornbread with just a little spicy!

Jalapeno Bacon Cornbread I love cornbread! Honestly, I could eat it virtually every day and be a very happy person. I bake it all year long, regardless of the season. Even in the hottest, dog days of summer, the one thing I’ll turn on my oven for is to bake cornbread.

Jalapeno Bacon Cornbread This recipe is a variation of my favorite, sweet old-fashioned cornbread. One thing that I love about this recipe is that it does not use buttermilk as an ingredient. Listen, I have other recipes that include buttermilk and I love them too! It’s just nice to have a recipe like this in the ready for those occasions there’s no buttermilk in the fridge! It’s moist and tender and the bacon and jalapeno are fabulous in it!


Jalapeno Bacon Cornbread

Jalapeno Bacon Cornbread
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Jalapeno Bacon Cornbread

Our Jalapeno Bacon Cornbread is moist, tender and loaded with bacon and jalapeno. Perfect anytime you need a smoky cornbread with just a little spicy!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 436 kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 8 Slices Bacon Chopped
  • 1 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2/3 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Corn Meal
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 2 Large Eggs Beaten
  • 1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter Melted and Cooled
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper Seeded and Finely Chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a 12 inch skillet, add chopped bacon and cook, stirring frequently, until crisp and cooked through. Remove cooked bacon to a paper towel lined plate.

  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt.

  4. In a small bowl, combine milk, eggs, vegetable oil,  melted butter, bacon, and jalapeno and mix well.  Add to flour mixture and stir just until combined.  

  5. Pour into prepared baking pan. Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
Jalapeno Bacon Cornbread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 436 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 362mg 15%
Potassium 317mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 18g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 5.6%
Vitamin C 2.5%
Calcium 11.9%
Iron 9.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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