Sweet Cornbread Cheese Bombs

Sweet Cornbread Cheese Bombs

This is a cheater recipe for cheaters.

I just want to get that out of the way before we get started unless you think this is going to be one of those complicated from-scratch recipes. It’s not. You can always make it that way, but I certainly didn’t.

My secret to delicious cornbread?

Sweet Cornbread Cheese Bombs

I’m not a spokesperson, but I would be very open to the possibility. Give me a call, Jiffy.

Every time. If you try to serve me savory cornbread, I’ll side-eye you until you rethink your life. I mean, unless it’s full of cheese or gold or something. I want sweet cornbread. Period. Every time.

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So moving on… If you thought sweet corn muffins just weren’t enough then you have an answer to ‘what can I shove in these to make them awesome?’ Cheese. And spices. Oh, and you can bake them in this sweet vintage cast iron muffin tin.

Sweet Cornbread Cheese Bombs

I mean business, ya’ll.

What kind of cheese do you want to use? I don’t know. What do you think tastes good with cinnamon? I used fontina because it’s what I had, but anything slightly melty and semi-solid to hard cheese that you like would work. White cheddar, brie, gouda… I think it’d be great with just about anything, but something that pairs well with sweet? Well, that’s a winner.

Then you’re going to cube your cheese into about 1 inch cubes and throw into a little bowl. Top with cinnamon and chili powder then give them a little shake shake shake to coat the outsides. Bury them in the muffins and cover with the rest of the cornbread. Done and done.

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What you end up with is a mouthful of cheesy savory/sweet cornbread dream bites. These were so good and simple! The cinnamon pairs with the honey sweet cornbread, while the cheese is gooey and slightly spicy from the chili powder.

I ate a few right from the oven with coffee and reheated the rest for the enchiladas I showed you not too long ago. You best believe I love anything that reheats well.

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1 box of Jiffy mix yields about 6 muffins, but the recipe doubles easily to make a dozen or more to suit your crowd.

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Sweet Cornbread Cheese Bombs

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 6 corn muffins


  • 1 Box Jiffy cornbread mix (or whatever recipe you prefer)
  • 3-4 ounces of your choice of cheese, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder


  1. Preheat oven to X. Grease a muffin tin and set aside.
  2. Prepare the cornbread mix according to the box directions. Pour half of the mixture into 6 of the muffin tins.
  3. In a separate bowl, put the cubed cheese, cinnamon and chili powder. Stir to coat the outside of the cheese.
  4. Place the cheese cubes in the center of the half filled muffin tins and top with the remaining cornbread mix.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes, until golden on top and cooked through. Let cool for about 10 minutes before removing from the tin.

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