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Green Chili Corn Muffins

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5 from 3 votes
Moist corn muffins packed full of sharp cheddar and green chilis. Perfect with cool weather soups and stews.
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Green Chili Corn Muffins - moist corn muffins packed full of sharp cheddar and green chilis. Perfect with cool weather soups and stews. From NevrEnoughThyme https://www.lanascooking.com/chili-cheese-corn-muffins/

Green Chili Corn Muffins – moist corn muffins packed full of sharp cheddar cheese and green chilis. Perfect with cool weather soups and stews.

Green Chili Corn Muffins - moist corn muffins packed full of sharp cheddar and green chilis. Perfect with cool weather soups and stews. From NevrEnoughThyme https://www.lanascooking.com/chili-cheese-corn-muffins/

Need something to go along with all the soups and stews you’re going to be cooking as soon as the cooler fall weather comes around? Well, do I have a recipe for you!

My moist corn muffins packed full of sharp cheddar cheese and green chilis are the perfect accompaniment for those recipes. They go great with most any soup, stew, or chili. Heck, they go great with just about anything. I served them with a hamburger and potato casserole just the other day.

Of course, these are just another variation on cornbread and who doesn’t like cornbread? Corn pone. Corn sticks. Hoecakes. Corn dodgers. All good eatin’ in my book!

How to Make Green Chili Corn Muffins

Let’s Go Step-by-Step

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Prep the Pan and Heat the Oven

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Spraying muffin tin cups with cooking spray.

Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray and place it in the oven to heat while you prepare the batter.

Measure the Dry Ingredients

Collage showing individual dry ingredients being measured into a mixing bowl.

For this recipe, you’ll need just one mixing bowl and a wooden spoon. First, measure all your dry ingredients (cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt) into the bowl and then give them a quick stir.

Add the Wet Ingredients

Collage showing individual wet ingredients being measured into a mixing bowl.

Then add in your wet ingredients (creamed corn, sour cream, oil, chilis, eggs, and cheese) right on top. Stir until everything is combined, but don’t overmix the batter.

Finished mixed batter in mixing bowl.

I think it makes a really pretty batter.

Fill the Muffin Tin

One-fourth cup of batter being placed in each muffin tin cup.

Carefully remove the hot muffin tin from the oven and pour ¼ cup batter into each cup. This batter always makes exactly 12 muffins for me. It’s very dependable.

Muffin tin with all cups filled with batter.

Bake the Muffins

Place the muffin tin back in the oven and cook for approximately 20-25 minutes until the muffins start to show a bit of golden brown around the edges.

Cool Briefly Before Serving

Green Chili Corn Muffins cooling on a wire rack.

When finished baking, remove the muffins from the oven and allow them to cool for about 10 minutes in the pan. Remove the muffins and cool completely on a wire rack.

Reducing the Fat

This recipe works really well with reduced-fat products. I often make it with low-fat sour cream and 2% cheddar and I can tell almost no difference in the taste.

Spice it Up!

The type of chili you use in this is completely up to you. My favorite is the canned mild Hatch chilis, but please use hot chilis if that’s your preference. You can skip the can altogether and use a handful of chopped fresh jalapenos or serranos in there if you like.

Choose a Good Cornmeal

And don’t forget to use a good, fresh cornmeal in this. Cornmeal can lose its flavor and freshness if it sits on the shelf for a long period so the fresher the better. Although I’ll always choose white cornmeal, the yellow version is fine if that’s all you have available. I’ve talked about my cornmeal preferences in an earlier post.

Any Leftovers?

Be sure to store the leftovers in the refrigerator. They’ll keep for three or four days.

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Green Chili Corn Muffins - moist corn muffins packed full of sharp cheddar and green chilis. Perfect with cool weather soups and stews. From NevrEnoughThyme https://www.lanascooking.com/chili-cheese-corn-muffins/

Green Chili Corn Muffins

Moist corn muffins packed full of sharp cheddar and green chilis. Perfect with cool weather soups and stews.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Breads
Cuisine: Southern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 224kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup white or yellow cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup self-rising flour
  • 1 cup cream style corn
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces canned diced green chilies or use fresh diced chilies if you prefer

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray and place it in the oven while you prepare the batter.
  • Add the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Add the wet ingredients into the bowl. Stir until combined. Do not overmix.
  • Carefully remove the heated muffin tin from the oven. Pour 1/4 cup batter into each muffin cup.
  • Place the filled muffin tin back in the oven and bake until golden brown at the edges (approximately 20 to 25 minutes).

Notes

Tips:
This recipe works really well with reduced-fat products. I often make it with low-fat sour cream and 2% cheddar and I can tell almost no difference in the taste.
The type of chili you use in this is completely up to you. My favorite is the canned mild Hatch chilis, but please use hot chilis if that’s your preference. You can skip the can altogether and use a handful of chopped fresh jalapenos or serranos in there if you like.
Use a good, fresh cornmeal in this. Cornmeal contains oils and can lose its flavor and freshness if it sits on the shelf for a long period so the fresher the better.
Store the leftovers in the refrigerator. They’ll keep for three or four days.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1 | Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 355mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 269IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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17 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These are all the flavours I love in a cornbread. Also, great idea to make muffins because everyone loves the edge pieces, this way everyone gets what they like!

  2. Sounds fabulous! I will try it soon, with the cold temps. coming.
    P.S. My mom always made Hambone Soup, I love your site.

    1. Linda – These are really good any time of year, but with cold weather they are especially comforting! Feel free to vary the recipe any way you like. It can stand up to almost anything!

  3. Oh, I wish I had this recipe two weeks back to accompany some chili we made. I never make corn bread from scratch and used a box mix that we had in the pantry. It was yucky but these would’ve been perfect!

    1. Sorry it was too late for that meal, but maybe you can try it next time you have a pot of chili! That cooler weather is right around the corner, you know.

  4. Love the chiles in the mix! Now…if we could just have some cooler weather so I can make chili and some of these muffins!

  5. These look great. A lot like the ones that Grandma Polly makes, except she doesn’t add the chillies. I will have to try them.

  6. O these look absolutely gorgeous! I’ve never had corn muffins before, but it looks like that will have to change soon!

  7. Lovely corn muffins! Nothing better than a bowl of greens and some fresh corn muffins. Thanks for the tip on the white corn meal. I know that I’ve seen it in the stores here so I’ll be trying it.

  8. Corn muffins are so wonderful and really scent up the kitchen and getting stomachs aching for their tasty morsels even before they appear from the oven chambers!
    I always especially enjoy the corn muffins with cheese and chilies, yours looks like one of those!

    Cheers,
    CCR =:~)