Best Cornbread Bundt with Bacon & Jalapenos
I have never been much of a cornbread fan. It's either too sweet and greasy, or dry as a bone.
Today I will share this BEST cornbread recipe with you from my friend Julie's new cookbook Beautiful Bundts.
I have never met Julie in person but we have been cyber friends for 10 years. We were members of a blogger group back when food blogs were new and fresh.
Her blog is called Peanut Butter & Julie and is still going strong.
Since then, she has written 3 cookbooks....won $25,000 grand prize in Food Network's Ultimate Recipe Showdown! has her own line of granola and had a baby!
So I made her cornbread in a bundt pan and all I have to say is WOW.
I stuck to the ingredient list and used a Nordicware pro 10 cup bundt pan.
Julie likes nonstick spray, but I used butter to grease my pan.
The cornbread was moist, a hint of heat and just so delicious.
It makes a big bundt, serving about 12, so I froze the rest of it.
Julie's Cornbread Bundt with Jalapenos & Bacon: (adapted from Beautiful Bundts)
Oven at 350F. Spray a 10 cup bundt pan with non-stick spray (you can also brush with melted butter).
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup of yellow cornmeal
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup of buttermilk
1/2 cup butter, melted (1 stick)
1/4 cup of honey
6 oz. of sliced bacon, cooked crisp
4 green onions
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced (I used just one pepper)
1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
In a large bowl, whisk flour, cornmeal, baking powder, soda and salt.
Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add eggs, buttermilk, butter and honey. Mix together until well blended and smooth.
Now stir in the good stuff. Bacon, jalapenos, scallions and cheese. Spoon batter into prepared pan and smooth the top.
Bake in a 350F oven for 30-35 minutes. Let cool in the pan 10 minutes before inverting bundt onto a wire cooling rack.
Best served warm.
This was great with chili and also just as a snack.
I hope you try it.
I am giving away one of Julie's Beautiful Bundt books!
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