Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread- Oven & Instant Pot Recipe
A combination of sweet and savory, this cheesy Jalapeños Cheddar Cornbread is the perfect balance between moist and crumbly. This recipe is an all jazzed-up version of my favorite store-bought cornbread mix.
Follow package instructions and mix the cornbread batter. I start by mixing the wet ingredients- egg, milk and oil. To that I add the cornbread mix and mix gently with a spatula. You don' t want to over-mix it.
Add chopped scallions, frozen corn, chopped jalapenos and shredded cheese (reserve ½ cup for topping). Gently fold into the batter.
Line a cupcake tray with parchment cupcake liners. Using an ice-cream scoop, add the same amount of batter to the cupcake liners. Top each cupcake with shredded cheese. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350F, in the middle rack, for about 22-25 minutes.
Insert a toothpick to check if they are done, else put it back for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from oven and let it cool for 10 minutes.
Instant Pot recipe
Mix the batter as per instructions above. Grease silicone baking cups and using an ice-cream scoop, add the batter, leaving about ¼ inch from the top. Loosely cover with aluminum foil.
Pour water in the inner pot. Place a trivet and carefully stack the silicone cups on top of that. Close the lid. Pressure cook at Manual (Pressure Cook) or Cake mode, for 30 minutes.
When the cook time is up, let the pressure release naturally and open the lid after the pin drops. Remove the silicone cups and insert a toothpick to check if they are done. If it comes out clean, let them cool for 10 minutes before inverting them on to a plate and releasing the cornbread muffins. If the cornbread muffins are not done, pressure cook them for another 5 minutes, followed by an NPR.
Please Note: The texture of the cornbread muffins made in the Instant Pot is more dense as compared to the ones baked in the oven. The time calculations in the recipe card are based on the oven recipe. If you are new to the Instant Pot, please read my FAQ on Instant Pot Terminology and Accessories to learn more.Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates. If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.