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Cheesy Cornbread Muffins

These Cheesy Cornbread Muffins are loaded with flavor and easy to make. Filled with cheddar cheese, zesty spices and baked until golden, these muffins are perfect to serve as a simple side dish or snack!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Total Time26 mins
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn bread muffin recipe, corn bread recipe
Servings: 12 muffins


  • 1 package Krusteaz Fire Roasted Cornbread mix
  • cup water
  • cup unsalted butter melted
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese plus more for topping
  • 1 packet chili lime and cheese topping included in box

Whipped honey butter

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1 cup honey
  • Pinch of salt


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a 12-count muffin pan with paper liners or coat with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, stir Krusteaz Fire Roasted Cornbread Mix, water, melted butter, mayonnaise, and shredded cheese until combined.
  • Spoon batter into muffin tins, filling 2/3 full. Sprinkle additional cheddar cheese onto tops of batter, followed by the chili lime and cheese topping.
  • Bake for 16-19 minutes, or until muffins are lightly browned.
  • While muffins are baking, prepare whipped honey butter. In a medium bowl, beat softened butter with an electric hand mixer for 2-3 minutes, or until light and fluffy.
  • Add vanilla extract, honey, and salt and beat until fully combined. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve muffins with whipped honey butter.