Bread Machine Jalapeno Cornbread (with Cheese)

Bread Machine Jalapeno Cornbread

This bread machine jalapeno cornbread is very easy to make. It is a savory (non-sweet) cornbread made with jalapenos and cheddar cheese. It is great as a side dish with chili, stews, barbequed pork, roast chicken, etc. Moreover, since this cornbread is made with a bread machine, the machine does all of the mixing & baking. You just have to add the ingredients and sit back while the bread machine does most of the work! If you are looking for a sweet (non-savory) cornbread recipe, please see our related recipes below.

The bread machine cornbread recipe on this page takes roughly 10-15 minutes to prepare and clean up. It takes a little longer than basic bread machine recipes because you have to dice the jalapenos. For more great bread machine ideas, please visit Bread Dad’s section on Bread Machine Recipes. Bread Dad also has a printable and “pin-able” recipe at the bottom of this page. If you like this recipe, we hope you will leave a comment below and give us a 5 star rating. Thanks!

Dice the Jalapeno Into Small Chunks

Diced Jalapenos

Bread Pan – Add Liquid Ingredients First & Then Dry Ingredients

Bread Machine Jalapeno Bread – You can see lots of shredded cheese on top!

Bread Machine Jalapeno Cornbread

Sliced Jalapeno Cornbread

Bread Machine Jalapeno Cornbread

Ingredients – Bread Machine Jalapeno Cornbread (with Cheese)

  • 1 Cup – Milk
  • 8 Tablespoons – Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 2 – Eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1 1/2 Cups – Yellow Cornmeal
  • 1 Cup – All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons – White Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Teaspoons – Baking Powder (aluminum free)
  • 1 Teaspoon – Salt
  • 1/4 Cup – Jalapenos (diced into small chunks)
  • 1 1/2 Cups – Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Servings – 12 slices

  • Equipment required for this recipe –  Measuring cup & spoons, flexible spatula, oven mitts, cooling rack… and of course, a bread machine!

Instructions – Bread Machine Jalapeno Cornbread (with Cheese)

  • Unplug the bread machine and remove the bread pan.
  • Dice the jalapenos into small chunks. FYI – You will add the jalapenos after you added the wet ingredients to the bread pan.
  • Soften the butter in a microwave.
  • Lightly beat the eggs.
  • Add milk, butter, eggs and then the rest of the ingredients into the bread pan. Try to follow the order of the ingredients listed above so that liquid ingredients are placed in the bread pan first and the dry ingredients second. FYI – Be aware that the bread pan should be removed from the unplugged bread machine before you start to add any ingredients. This helps to avoid spilling any material inside the bread machine. 
  • Place the bread pan back into the unplugged bread machine and then plug in the bread machine.
  • Enter the bread machine settings (Quick Bread, Light Color, 2 lb) and press the start button. FYI – Before making this recipe, please read the tips section below for more information regarding the “quick bread” setting used to make cornbreads. This setting can be very confusing on some bread machines… but the tips section below will help you to find the right setting to use on your machine. You need to enter the correct cornbread setting used by your SPECIFIC bread machine model or the cornbread could be under or over cooked.
  • When the bread machine has finished baking the cornbread, unplug your bread machine. Remove the bread pan and place the bread pan on a wooden cutting board. Let the bread stay within the bread pan for 10 minutes before you remove it from the bread pan. Use oven mitts when removing the bread pan because it will be very hot!
  • After removing the cornbread from the bread pan, place the bread on a cooling rack. Use oven mitts when removing the bread. Let the cornbread cool down for 60+ minutes or it will be more likely to break/crumble when cut into slices.
  • Don’t forget to remove the mixing paddle if it is stuck in the bread. Use oven mitts as the mixing paddle could be hot.

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Tips – Bread Machine Cornbread (with Jalapenos & Cheese)

  • Remember this recipe is for a savory (non-sweet) bread machine cornbread. If you are looking for a sweet breakfast-type cornbread, you should try our Bread Machine – Sweet Cornbread recipe.
  • Cornbreads typically come to two main styles in America. There are savory “Southern-style” cornbreads and sweet “Northern-style” cornbreads. Nevertheless, you can find thousands of different types of cornbread recipes.
  • This is not a fluffy cake-like cornbread because the recipe uses a relatively lower amount of all-purpose flour versus the cornmeal, cheese & jalapenos. Cake-like cornbread requires much more wheat-based flour (the gluten in wheat flour helps the bread to rise) and less cornmeal. Our bread machine cornbread is a more traditional denser-style jalapeno cornbread.
  • Jalapenos range from mildly hot peppers to very hot peppers. You can even find “no heat” hybrid jalapeno peppers. Therefore, given this huge range in jalapeno “heat”, you need to use a jalapeno that has a heat level that your family enjoys when making this bread machine cornbread recipe.
  • According to Wikipedia, “Compared to other chillies, the jalapeño heat level varies from mild to hot depending on cultivation and preparation and can have from a few thousand to over 10,000 Scoville heat units.”
  • Now for some science regarding the “Scoville” heat units in peppers… According to Wikipedia, “The Scoville scale is a measurement of the pungency (spiciness or “heat”) of chili peppers, as recorded in Scoville Heat Units (SHU), based on the concentration of capsaicinoids, among which capsaicin is the predominant component.”
  • You can use a food processor or vegetable choppers/dicers to dice the jalapenos if you don’t want to get the jalapeno juice on your hands or near your eyes. This can reduce the potential for the jalapeno juice to “sting” your eyes or any cuts on your hands.
  • Optional – This bread machine cornbread recipe calls for the use of 1/4 cup of diced jalapenos. However, if you can only find very hot jalapenos and your family doesn’t like very spicy cornbreads, you can reduce the diced jalapenos to only 2 tablespoons. FYI – 1/4 cup equals roughly 4 tablespoons of an ingredient.
  • Of course, if you family likes spicy cornbreads, you can increase the amount to 1/3 cup of jalapenos. However, I would suggest starting with the 1/4 cup in your first batch and see if the cornbread has too much, too little or just the right amount of jalapeno flavor. Then adjust from there for your bread machine cornbreads.
  • Optional – This bread machine cornbread recipe calls for the use of shredded cheddar cheese. I like to use mild cheddar cheese because the mild flavor doesn’t overwhelm the cornbread taste. However, if you want a bigger cheddar taste to your cornbread, you should use shredded sharp cheddar cheese.

 

  • According to Wikipedia and most bakers, cornbread is a type of “quick bread” (that uses baking soda/powder instead of yeast). Unfortunately, this term (quick bread) has led to some confusion as bread machine manufacturers often use similar setting names to make rapid/express/quick sandwich-type breads as well as completely different “quick breads” (i.e. cornbread).
  • IMPORTANT – Make sure to use the setting on your bread machine designed for QUICK BREADS. This setting is for “quick bread” recipes (i.e. cornbread or banana bread) that use baking soda/powder. It is not designed for recipes that use yeast. Unfortunately, some bread machines have only a limited number of settings and may NOT have a setting that can be used for quick breads (i.e. cornbread). These bread machines are primarily focused on making sandwich-type breads that use yeast.
  • Be aware that the setting name used for cornbread recipes can vary by bread machine manufacturer. Here are some examples of the setting names used to make cornbread on various bread machines – the Sunbeam Breadmaker 5891 uses the “Quick” setting, the Hamilton Beach Bread Maker 29881 uses the “Quick” setting, the Black & Decker BOOONJBYXO Bread Maker uses the “Quick Bread” setting, the Zojirushi BB-PAC20 Bread Maker uses the “Cake” setting and the Cuisinart CBK-100 Bread Maker uses the “Cake/Quick Bread” setting. Therefore, you must check your bread machine’s instructions for the exact setting used to make “quick breads” on your specific bread machine model.
  • Don’t be fooled by setting names like Rapid or Express Bread (as these settings are often used for very rapid baking of sandwich-type breads and are not used for “quick bread” recipes). They will leave your cornbread undercooked. For example, on my Sunbeam, the quick bread setting lasts for roughly 1:40 hours versus the express setting which lasts for only 58 minutes.
  • Be aware that some bread machine manufacturers even label the rapid/express bread setting as “Quick Bread” and this can cause a lot of confusion (because they use the name in order to describe a setting to make a rapid sandwich bread and not a “quick bread” recipe).
  • If you are still having trouble finding the quick bread setting, check your bread machine manual for details regarding the “Cake” setting on your machine. Some bread machines have a cake setting that states that they can be used for “quick breads” (and the mixing & baking will last roughly for 1 hour 40-50 minutes). However, other bread machines have a cake setting that is not designed for quick breads. For example, my bread machine (Sunbeam) has a cake setting (that lasts for 2 hours 50 minutes) and a “Quick” (used for quick breads such as cornbread) setting (that lasts for roughly 1 hour 40 minutes). Therefore, this cornbread recipe would probably not work well with the cake setting on my machine.
  • Be aware that older and newer models from the same manufacturer can even use different setting names. Therefore, you need to read the manual included with your specific model in order to determine the correct setting used by your bread machine. Don’t guess with settings or assume that the setting used by a similar model from your bread machine manufacturer is the same as the setting used by your model.
  • I know this can be super confusing… but always read your bread machine manual and look for the specific setting designed for “quick breads” (non-sandwich type breads that use baking soda/powder).
  • If you have lost your bread machine manual, you can usually find it by searching online. For example, I can find my manual by typing “Sunbeam bread machine manual” into Google. Make sure to also find the exact manual used for specific model number.
  • Many bread machine manufacturers also have recipe booklets where you can also find more information on how to make a cornbread with your specific bread machine model.

 

  • After the first mixing cycle has fully stopped (and before the second mixing cycle has begun), I often scrape the sides of the bread pan with a flexible silicon spatula (not a metal spatula). This loosens any flour that may be sticking to the sides of the bread pan. For safety purposes, I do not scrape the sides of the bread pan when the mixing blade is moving. In addition, people should not stick their hands inside bread machines. Moreover, people should always wear oven mitts when dealing with a bread machine because the interior can get quite hot.
  • Be aware that some people go beyond just scraping the sides of the bread pan in order to avoid any leftover flour sticking to the sides of their finished cornbread. They will first mix all of the ingredients by hand in a mixing bowl and then add it to the bread machine bread pan (versus adding all of the ingredients to the bread pan and letting the bread machine mix everything). After hand mixing, they just follow the rest of the recipe instructions (i.e. enter proper bread machine settings and so on). However, always remember to add the ingredients (or hand mixed batter) to the bread pan when the bread pan is out of the bread machine and the bread machine is unplugged.
  • If you have kids & your family likes cornbread recipes, you might like to try making our Sweet Cornbread Muffins Recipe. These cornbread muffins make a great breakfast treat for kids before they leave for school in the morning.
  • As stated above, cornbread is a type of quick bread because it uses baking powder/soda (versus bread yeast) in order to rise. Other types of quick breads include banana breadapplesauce breadpumpkin bread, etc.
  • If you have a problem with a quick bread recipe, please make sure that you are following the recipe exactly. You will need to make sure that you are inputting the correct bread machine settings, using the exact ingredient measurements (i.e. don’t eyeball the measurements versus using a measuring cup), using the exact ingredients called for in the recipe (i.e. baking soda/powder versus yeast or all purpose flour versus bread flour), etc. Please don’t “wing” things with recipes unless you are willing to live with your experiments!
  • In addition, you should try to use relatively fresh baking soda & powder for the best results. For example, using baking soda/powder from a container that has been open for a year may lead to subpar results. Old & hard baking powder/soda may lead to the rising problems and/or leave small bitter clumps in your bread machine cornbread.
  • Please read the instructions/manual included with your bread machine in order to use it safely and effectively. Recipe instructions & settings may differ slightly depending on the brand & model of bread machine utilized.
  • Always wear oven mitts/gloves when dealing with a bread machine. The bread pan and the rest of the bread machine can get very hot during the baking process. This means that the bread pan and bread machine is likely to be very hot when you attempt to remove a baked good from the bread machine and/or bread pan.
  • You can visit our instructional videos section if you want to watch videos that provide information on common bread machine problems & solutions.
  • If you need anything to make a bread machine recipe, you should check out Bread Dad’s sections for Cookbooks, Aprons, Baking ToolsBread Mixes and Recipe Ingredients.

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Cornbread Questions

What is southern cornbread vs north cornbread?

Southern style cornbreads are generally savory & non-sweet cornbreads that are made with a lot of cornmeal and very little sugar & wheat-based flour. In contrast, northern style cornbreads use more wheat-based flour (i.e. all-purpose flour) and sugar. Northern style cornbreads are often eaten as a breakfast snack.

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Bread Machine Jalapeno Cornbread (with Cheese)

This bread machine jalapeno cornbread is very easy to make. It is a savory (non-sweet) cornbread made with jalapenos and cheddar cheese. Visit BreadDad.com for more easy bread machine recipes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 40 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread machine cornbread, bread machine cornbread recipe, bread machine jalapeno cornbread, corn bread, cornbread, cornbread bread machine, jalapeno cheese cornbread, jalapeno cornbread
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 270kcal
Author: Bread Dad

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 8 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 2 Eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1 1/2 Cups Yellow Cornmeal
  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons White Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Teaspoons Baking Powder (aluminum free)
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Jalapenos (diced into small chunks)
  • 1 1/2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Instructions

  • Unplug the bread machine and remove the bread pan.
  • Dice the jalapenos into small chunks. FYI - You will add the jalapenos after you added the wet ingredients to the bread pan.
  • Soften the butter in a microwave.
  • Lightly beat the eggs.
  • Add milk, butter, eggs and then the rest of the ingredients into the bread pan. Try to follow the order of the ingredients listed above so that liquid ingredients are placed in the bread pan first and the dry ingredients second. FYI - Be aware that the bread pan should be removed from the unplugged bread machine before you start to add any ingredients. This helps to avoid spilling any material inside the bread machine. 
  • Place the bread pan back into the unplugged bread machine and then plug in the bread machine.
  • Enter the bread machine settings (Quick Bread, Light Color, 2 lb) and press the start button. FYI – Before making this recipe, please read the tips section below for more information regarding the "quick bread" setting used to make cornbreads. This setting can be very confusing on some bread machines… but the tips section below will help you to find the right setting to use on your machine. You need to enter the correct cornbread setting used by your SPECIFIC bread machine model or the cornbread could be under or over cooked.
  • When the bread machine has finished baking the cornbread, unplug your bread machine. Remove the bread pan and place the bread pan on a wooden cutting board. Let the bread stay within the bread pan for 10 minutes before you remove it from the bread pan. Use oven mitts when removing the bread pan because it will be very hot!
  • After removing the cornbread from the bread pan, place the bread on a cooling rack. Use oven mitts when removing the bread. Let the cornbread cool down for 60+ minutes or it will be more likely to break/crumble when cut into slices.
  • Don’t forget to remove the mixing paddle if it is stuck in the bread. Use oven mitts as the mixing paddle could be hot.

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 409mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 468IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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