Garlic Cheddar Cornbread Muffins

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Crystal Farms Cheese for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Garlic Cheddar Cornbread Muffins are a lighter buttermilk cornbread muffin made delicious with the additions of cheddar cheese and garlic. Garlic Cheddar Cornbread Muffins |

When in doubt, add cheese.  This so true when it comes to many recipes, like baked chicken, quinoa bites, even scrambled eggs.  We always keep of plenty of cheese on hand.  No matter the variety, cheese just makes everything extra delicious!  So when my family was craving cornbread (Rosemary Cornbread to be specific) and our rosemary plant happens to be currently buried under snow outside on the deck,…it was time to come up with something new.  After using the Rosemary Cornbread recipe as a starting point, and of course adding cheese and other tasty goodness, I present to you an easy recipe for Garlic Cheddar Cornbread Muffins!

Garlic Cheddar Cornbread Muffins start with a simple buttermilk cornbread muffin base.  Next I added cheddar cheese (I used Crystal Farms Wisconsin Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese), both to the batter and sprinkled on top before baking.   I added garlic (sauteed or garlic powder work fine) and a sprinkle of dried herbs for flavoring.   There was a perfect balance of flavors, with the garlic and cheddar flavors coming together perfectly.

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While at first Adam was skeptical of this new variation (you know…change for a 5 year old), I can not recall the last time a batch of muffins disappeared so quickly!  Nor can I recall a time when he ate his vegetables so quickly…in hope of getting more Garlic Cheddar Cornbread Muffins, of course! 🙂

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Garlic Cheddar Cornbread Muffins
Yields: 12 muffins
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (or 1-2 garlic cloves, minced and sauteed)
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs (I use Italian Herb Seasoning)
  • 1¼ cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ⅓ cup melted butter
  1. Preheat oven to 425F degrees. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with baking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, garlic and herbs. Add 1 cup cheese, tossing to combine.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk sugar, eggs, buttermilk, and butter until combined. Gradually add flour mixture to buttermilk mixture, folding until combined.
  4. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the tops of the batter. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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  1. I love Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese. And I love this dish!

  2. Rhonda Grisham says:

    Sharp Cheddar is my fave. And this looks soooo yummy!

  3. I irritatingly have a gluten allergy / intolerance so I have to use rice flour when I make cornbread. These look great, I’ll save a .pdf of this for when I make cornbread again. Cornbread + Garlic + Cheese: Thank you. 🙂

    • I’m using Bob’s Red Mill One to One all purpose GF flour. I’ll let you know how it turns out!

  4. nicole dziedzic says:

    My favorite crystal farms cheese is the Cheddar Jack cheese.

  5. I like their mozzarella cheese the most.

  6. I love the Cheddar Jack Cheese the best! It tastes so delicious. I am going to have to make the Garlic Cheddar Corn Bread Muffins! They look delicious!

  7. i like the sharp cheddar.

  8. I love me some Sharp Cheddar! Loving these biscuits, I would have never thought to add cheese to my cornbread. Looks relish

  9. I’m a sharp cheddar girl. This combo of flavors sounds amazing! Can’t wait to try, thanks for the recipe!

  10. These muffins! They look great!

  11. Cheese really does make everything better! Extra sharp cheddar with whole wheat crackers is my all-time favorite afternoon snack. These cornbread muffins sound so good…they’d be perfect for dipping in a bowl of chili.

  12. I like the way you think – definitely always add cheese!! These sound fantastic – pinning so I can put them on next week’s menu plan!

  13. Oh man, those look so cheesy and good. I love anything with cheddar!

  14. Definitely extra sharp cheddar!

  15. Just add cheese is right! LOVING these muffins! Pinned!

  16. Extra Sharp Cheddar all the way!

  17. I love their Marble Jack block of cheese! That and crackers is one of my favorite snacks.

  18. extra sharp cheddar!

  19. I like their extra sharp cheddar!

  20. I haven’t tried their cheese yet but sharp cheddar sounds great!

  21. i like the swiss cheese.

  22. We buy many kinds, but mostly love the string cheese and the mozzarella.

  23. I like the cheddar cheese.

  24. Denise Konkel says:

    Cheddar is my cheddar:)

  25. Swiss!!

  26. Mozzarella=)

  27. I like how you think. Just add cheese! Words to live by 😀

    • Hi Nicole, I added some roasted garlic on top: it really added a nice element. As well as a pocket of cheese in the middle. I also minced and sweated some sweet chili peppers, folding them into the batter. Very yummy!

  28. Just made them!! They look great