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Chive and Cheddar Cornbread Muffins

Savory, salty, and cheesy; these cornbread-based muffins are an excellent side dish or bread for any meal.
Servings 12 Muffins
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins


  • Mixing Bowls
  • Muffin Tins


  • ¾ Cup Flour
  • ½ Cup Yellow Cornmeal
  • 1⅓ Cup Cheddar Cheese Coarsely Grated
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese Finely Grated
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • Tsp Baking Powder
  • Tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Chives
  • ½ Tsp Onion Powder


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  • Prepare your muffin tins. I didn't use muffin cups for these; they worked fine by greasing the muffin tin directly. Non-stick cooking spray, oil, and butter all work fine.
  • Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, cornmeal, chives, onion powder, and parmesan in a mixing bowl.
  • In a different bowl, melt the butter, then mix in the buttermilk and egg, whisking to combine.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry, add 1 cup of cheddar, and mix until just combined.
  • Fill your muffin cups about half way up, then top with the remaining cheddar cheese.
  • Bake for about 10-13 minutes. The muffins may seem a little under-done when you remove them; they'll finish baking while they cool.
  • Serve warm, optionally with a bit of butter, and enjoy!
Course: Appetizer, Bread, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheese, Chives, Cornbread, Muffins