Cheddar Habenero Corn Bread | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Cheddar Habanero Corn Bread

Side Dish

Cheddar Habanero Corn Bread is seriously spicy. It’s a great accompaniment to your favorite chili, and it’s extra easy because it starts with a mix. You’ll want to cut a big slice.

Cheddar Habanero Corn Bread

I’ve been so extremely lazy these days. A complete and total lack of motivation. I want to do exactly nothing. I think I need to hibernate. A week in bed with books, Netflix, and somebody bringing me food seems like the only good plan. Why does life keep happening? Can’t we ever just take a break? What I wouldn’t give for a little bit of Snowpocalypse right about now. But no, the sun is shining and it’s a beautiful day. People expect you to go outside and interact with other humans. It’s disgusting.

Cheddar Habenero Corn Bread | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

If I was lucky enough to be trapped in my house, I’d want bottomless chili and this cheesy, spicy Cheddar Habanero Corn Bread. They’re the perfect match. The corn bread is dense with an awesome, slightly crunchy texture, and supremely spicy from the six ounces of shredded habanero cheddar cheese I folded into it. If you can’t find habanero cheddar at your store, regular pepper jack will suffice.

When you’re completely wiped out by winter doldrums, chili and corn bread is just the thing. It’s warm and comforting but also sets your mouth on fire. Hopefully you made it to the store in time to buy plenty of milk or beer before you got snowed in. Man, I wish I was snowed in. I can’t get over it.

Cheddar Habenero Corn Bread | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

No matter the weather, make this Cheddar Habanero Corn Bread to go alongside your next pot of chili. Spicy cheese. What could go wrong?


Cheddar Habanero Corn Bread

Cheddar Habenero Corn Bread | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

Cheesy, spicy, crunchy, and awesome, Cheddar Habanero Corn Bread is chili’s best friend.

  • Author: Renee Rendall
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 9 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: None
  • Diet: Vegetarian


  • 1 box Jif corn muffin mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 6 ounces habanero cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 375 and grease a 9×9 baking pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together corn muffin mix, egg, and milk until combined. Fold in shredded cheese.
  3. Pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with chili or stuff in your face with honey.

Keywords: Cheese, Habanero, Corn Bread

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5 thoughts on “Cheddar Habanero Corn Bread”

  1. Yummy, these look awesome! I’m a new food blogger and found you on a link party. I love the idea of living on less — it’s something I definitely try to do. I’ve followed your social sites and hope we can connect on those. Can’t wait to read more of your blog. Becky

  2. I was so excited to find this recipe… until I got to the part about Habanero Cheddar Cheese. I have the cornbread mix and everything else. But, I have cheddar cheese and fresh Habanero peppers. my main concern before looking online for a recipe was, how many peppers to use. Habaneros are all sorta the same size so I was hoping to get a number. I like your recipe so I’ll look elsewhere for the number. Any comments are welcome.

    1. Habaneros are very spicy so I’d start with just one and see how you like it. Chop it very small, and be sure to wear gloves. If you feel you want it hotter next time, go for two and keep adding or taking away until you hit the sweet spot.

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