Hot Pepper and Peach Cornbread Muffins

Small cubes of peaches are swirled throughout this batter along with a bit of heat from crushed red chili peppers.  The small flecks of both throughout make for one gorgeous Hot Pepper & Peach Cornbread Muffin and the sweet heat that they bring to the table is amazing.  

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It’s no secret.  I absolutely love cornbread.  LOVE.  As in, I will plan a meal around it and not the other way around.  As in I may have made these Hot Pepper and Peach Cornbread Muffins this week and didn’t end up cooking dinner so instead I had a couple – okay, I had four! – for lunch and then put the rest in my freezer for another day.

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I’m a sweet cornbread type of gal and these muffins fit the bill and then some.  But take note, there’s no sugar in this recipe!  No, sir!  The key ingredient to this recipe is Robert Rothschild Farm’s Hot Pepper Peach Preserves.  Small cubes of peaches are swirled throughout the batter along with a bit of heat from crushed red chili peppers.  The small flecks of both throughout make for one gorgeous cornbread muffin and the sweet heat that they bring to the table is amazing.  

(This is also likely why I ate four with little to no guilt afterwards.)  

Hot Pepper & Peach Cornbread Muffins | Melanie Makes melaniemakes.com

In fact, this was the first time in my existence that I didn’t slather butter onto my cornbread.  Read, did NOT.  Don’t come rushing to check if I’m feeling okay, these cornbread muffins are just that good on their own.  I did however have a couple with extra Hot Pepper Peach Preserves on top.  I happen to be in the “you can’t have too much of a good thing” camp.

Hot Pepper & Peach Cornbread Muffins | Melanie Makes melaniemakes.com

Hot Pepper and Peach Cornbread Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 3 dozen muffins

Serving Size: 2 muffins

Ingredients

1 cup butter, melted

10.5 ounces Robert Rothschild Farm Hot Pepper Peach Preserves

4 eggs, beaten

2 cups buttermilk

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 cups cornmeal

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl, stir together butter and Robert Rothschild Farm Hot Pepper Peach Preserves until well combined. You don't want large chunks of preserves, but rather a uniform consistency.

Add eggs and buttermilk and stir to combine.

Stir in baking soda, cornmeal, flour, and salt until well blended but being careful not to overmix.

Spray muffin tin with cooking spray and using a medium cookie scoop, add batter to each muffin cup.

Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in pan two minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

To make it a bit easier to incorporate preserves into butter, add preserves to a small bowl and microwave for 20 seconds prior to adding to recipe.

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To celebrate the upcoming release of their new catalog – of which this recipe will be featured! – the amazing people at Robert Rothschild Farm (Seriously you guys, love them.  Love them, love their products.) are allowing me to host a giveaway the eight products I’ll be featuring in recipes through the rest of the month.

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I was compensated by Robert Rothschild Farm to create a recipe featuring their product.  As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

Comments

  1. Ashley B says:

    I am not a big coffee drinker, so I cook with it instead.

  2. It really sounds delicious! and what an unusual combination peaches and hot peppers. I would never have thought of it! Great recipe and congratulations on it being featured in the catalogue!

  3. i want to just applaud you for your creativity this sounds amazing

  4. I love peaches and peppers together. Nothing like sweet and spicy!

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