After spending the weekend in Napa, I was glad to be home and back on my routine. I don’t know what it is but it’s getting harder and harder for me to travel. It takes a real toll on my body! I know —can you believe it? How hard can Napa be? It’s not like I had to get on a plane. It’s just a car ride away.
Chris and I celebrated my birthday at The French Laundry. I couldn’t believe he was able to score a reservation there on Saturday evening (thank you honey! :)). It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to eat there. I wouldn’t go too many times because it puts a dent in the piggy bank. The food there was simply divine, elegantly presented, and carefully served. Check out Facebook to see what our favorite dishes are.
So after all the excitement, I wanted today’s post to be something easy. Muffins are always my go-to recipe whenever I want something simple. This savory muffin is tasty on its own or with a bowl of chili or tortilla soup. Enjoy!
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped (I used a red one)
- 3 scallions, finely chopped
- 1 cup of shredded pepper jack cheese
- 1 cup of frozen sweet corn
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 cup of buttermilk
- 1/4 cup of canola oil
- 1/2 cup of white wine
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease or line baking cups in the muffin pan.
Using a stand or electric mixer (or mix by hand) mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, chopped jalapeno peppers, scallions, cheese and sweet corn.
In a separate medium bowl whisk together egg, buttermilk, canola oil and white wine. Slowly combine egg and buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture and mix until just moistened. Do not overmix.
Spoon batter into the greased or lined muffin cups and bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick/tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool slightly for 8-10 minutes in the pan before transferring them to the cooling rack.
76 thoughts on “Jalapeno Pepper Jack & Corn Muffins”
These were tasty muffins. You get a tiny bit of heat from the peppers and some sweetness from the corn. I love how they’re bite sized too!
So glad you enjoyed it! 😉 xoxo
These muffins look delicious and they hit the right spot! I’m going to make these soon for dinner time. . Hope you had a great weekend!
Weekend was wonderful, thanks Pamela. Hope yours was fabulous!
Loved your preview from yesterday! They look great! One day I’d love to go to French Laundry. 🙂
Thanks hon! 🙂 I hope Shawn will take you one day. It was a lovely experience.
We are going to the French Laundry (will find out for sure in 3 weeks) for our Honeymoon in July. I’m dying with excitement. The muffins also look fantastic!! Would be great with a bowl of chili!!
Yay! Be sure to ask when you reconfirm your reservation if Chef Keller will be working that night. I have heard negative feedback about the restaurant and I think it’s usually when he’s not working. Thanks for taking the time to comment. 🙂
Yeah, I was a little nervous to still make the reservation with Chef Hollingsworth leaving this April, I will be keeping my fingers crossed that Chef Keller will actually be there that night, good tip, thank you! It would also be the icing on the cake to meet Thomas Keller in person, he is such an inspiration!
First I would like to say Happy Birthday!!!Those looks Anne ,Delicious!!!
I see that you had a great week end,and you enjoy with Chris..he is the lucky one…:)
Indeed I am! 😉
;)glad for you!!!;)
Thank you Massi! 😉 You are so sweet!
Happy birthday Anne 🙂 That’s amazing you got to spend your birthday dinner at The French Laundry! We tried our luck when we were out there a few years ago but it was booked up since we were so last minute. These corn muffins look fabulous and sounds like they would be the perfect addition with any meal!
Thanks Kelly! Reservations are super hard to get. Their policy is 60 days in advance for reservation and even that won’t guarantee one. I do hope you’ll make it out there one day –really was a fantastic experience. 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to comment, you are so sweet.
They sure look tasty, love the heat and cheese combo. It’s nice that they’re small too.
Happy birthday – and what a great birthday treat! The muffins look delicious.
– How nice to be whisked away for your birthday (Happy belated)! Also know that feeling of enjoying being back home. Sometimes makes me appreciate it all the more.
– Seriously, white wine? So little used I’m guessing it’s not really noticeable. Really will get to baking muffins one day. Yikes, still haven’t baked my banana bread. Behind schedule right now.
Thanks Johnny! Yes, I’m a homebody the older I get. Wasn’t the case when I was younger.
I had some on hand so I threw it in! 😉 Why not? I love baking with alcohol every chance I get.
A belated happy birthday, Anne! Once again you’ve posted a great recipe. I like a bit of heat in my cornbread and these would work nicely. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks John! 🙂
OMG, this looks sooooooo good. I would never have thought of making this. White wine in muffins, that’s really interesting. I’m loving the cheese and jalapenos in this recipe. 🙂 Also, happy birthday.
Thank you! 🙂
Happy Birthday Anne! I love Napa and the French Laundry – what a special treat! And these look so good, love the combination of cheese and wine!
Thank you! 🙂
Happy belated bday Anne! How nice of a trip out there…so gorgeous. I bet you had such a sweet time. My husband and I are actually planning to drive out there (from Utah) this summer…without the kids!
I could seriously live on jalapenos and pepper jack every day…wait, I do! (Fav snack!) So these corn muffins are right up my alley! Pinning!
Thanks Gloria, it was wonderful! Was a nice little getaway.
You’ll love Napa. So beautiful with lots of great food and wine. 🙂 Let me know if you want any food or vineyard recommendation out there. Cheers!
Happy belated birthday, Anne! A weekend in Napa sounds dreamy – and it’s only a drive away?! I’m jealous (though I understand about being tired after traveling, no matter the distance). Dinner at French Laundry must’ve been so amazing! Kudos to your husband for making the reservation! And these muffins with the white wine…very interesting mix of flavors. They look just delicious!
Thank you Monica for the lovely comment! Yes, Kudos to Chris for making that reservation 🙂 French Laundry was ah-mazing!
Sounds like you had a fabulously French (laundry) B-day! (P.S. Happy Birthday!!!). These muffins look divine! I love a little kick in my baked goods.
Thanks Ashley, it was fabulous! 🙂 Thanks for taking the time comment. Enjoy your weekend.
Happy Birthday Anne! So jealous of your meal at French Laundry! Was it fantastic?! These muffins look amazing – I am all for savory muffins! I actually saw some at a Starbucks in Paris, but I have no idea why they haven’t caught on here! 🙂
Thanks Lindsay! French Laundry was FANTASTIC! 🙂
Looks fantastic. Happy late birthday! 🙂 Love savoury muffins.
Thank you! 🙂
Your savory muffins look fantastic! Kudos to your hubby for a wonderful treat for your birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful time.
Thanks Jan! We had a fantastic time. 🙂
How lovely! I love savoury muffins but have never made. These are going onto my “to do” list!
I could eat way too many of these muffins. YUM!
Happy belated birthday! Those muffins look great! I could pop a few at a go!
Happy birthday ( a little late)!! I would be in trouble if these muffins were in front of me, that’s for sure 🙂
Haha… I know what you mean. Thanks Ashley for taking the time to comment. 🙂
How I wish I could bite these corn muffin right now!
I’ll beam one over! 😉 Thanks Dani.
Happy BIrthday!! (belated). I love savory muffins so much; I haven’t baked them in forever! These sound wonderful.
Thanks Sally! 🙂
These corn muffins look so appetizing, I wish I could have one!
Great combination of flavors 🙂
Thank you Daniela! 🙂
White wine in muffins, sounds divine.
Dinner at the French Laundry, way to celebrate, happy belated birthday!
Thanks Norma! 🙂
Happy Belated Birthday Anne…nice getaway…
Your savory muffins sounds and look great…so flavorful and delicious.
Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a lovely week 🙂
Thanks Juliana! And thanks for taking the time to comment. 🙂
belated happy birthday! how many muffins did you make from this recipe?
This rendered ~18 muffins.
Happy Belated Birthday Anne! Wait, I didn’t know you live in the Bay Area! 😀 I’m sorry I completely missed that info. So jealous! I’ve been wanting to go to French Laundry, but we need someone to watch our kids. So happy you enjoyed your birthday dinner there. All my friends who dined there raved about it. I hope we get to visit one day. 🙂 I love your savory muffins!
Thanks Nami! Yep, I’m from the Bay Area. Lived here most of my life. No worries about missing that info –I wasn’t exactly forthcoming about this on my blog. 😉 French Laundry is amazing! It’s one of those restaurants that you have to visit before you die kind of thing, if you are a foodie. 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to comment. Happy Friday!
A hearty and satisfying muffin recipe, Anne. They have turned out perfect and great for the picnic.
Thanks Angie! 🙂
Delicious corn muffins! And, you had a birthday at French Laundry??? Lucky you!!!! Did you make a reservation months in advance?
Thanks Julia. My sister was able to score us the reservation a few weeks in advance. She has some connections through work.
These look so moist and flavorful! Can’t wait to try them ASAP!
Thanks Kelly! 🙂
These look so good!
I would really like to make these gorgeous muffins soon. Thank you for sharing!
Thanks Danny! And thanks for taking the time to comment.
I love a savoury muffin and these look divine Anne. Perfect with a bowl of your ranchero stew perhaps?
These muffins look delicious, I’m going to prepare these for a picnic next Sunday.
Have a great weekend!
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