Sunday, January 24, 2021

Cornmeal Cheese Bomb Muffins

Muffins are always yum for a breakfast or as a snack for kids. And, if the muffins have an ooey-gooey surprise inside, all the more wanted always by the kids.  These are cheese bombs and these are totally fun and extremely delicious to have. They are eggless and the recipe is great for people with egg allergies and vegetarians. The flaxseed helps in binding everything. The acid from the buttermilk helps with the texture of these soft muffins. I have used a little serrano pepper and chili flakes. The muffins are not spicy at all. I would love to have a spicier one. Habaneros can be used instead of serrano if you prefer a muffin with a punch. Also, I have used different cheese flavors. Feel free to use any favorite cheese of yours. I like habanero jack. I did use habanero jack, pepper jack, and chipotle cheddar to stuff the muffins according to the preferences in our home. The options are wide with different cheese varieties thereby giving very flavorful end results, just use a melting cheese. They are perfect for breakfast. They are great for weekend brunch with chili or soup.  The fluffy, savory, delicious bombs will sure be everyone's favorite.

My kids love cheese bombs.  Muffin cheese bombs are most frequently made in our home and it gets emptied in a jiffy! This is my post for this year's first #MuffinMonday hosted by Stacy. I selected this muffin as this is the most favored one in our home, and it has a surprise cheesy center. All of us hope for a great year and hence want the first #MuffinMonday post to be the one with a filled surprise.

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Makes 12 muffins

All-purpose flour - 1 cup

Yellow cornmeal - 1 cup

Baking powder - 1 tsp

Baking soda - 1/2 tsp

Salt - 1 tsp

Oil - 1/2 cup

Buttermilk - 1 and 1/4 cup

Serrano - 1/4 tsp, finely minced

Green onions - 3 tbsp, green parts

Cilantro - 1/4 cup, chopped fine

Cumin - 1/2 tsp

Pepper flakes - 1/2 tsp

Cheese sticks - 4, any flavor

Flaxed egg - 1 tbsp flaxseed meal in 1/4 cup water.


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, mix all-purpose flour, yellow cornmeal, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cumin, and chili flakes. 

Cut each cheese stick into 6 pieces.

In another bowl, mix the buttermilk, flaxed egg, oil together. Add in the wet ingredients and mix quickly. Fold in the green onions, cilantro, and peppers. 

Pour into a lined muffin pan, 3/4 the size of the muffin mold. Add 2 cheese pieces into each muffin, slightly push it down. Bake for 15-16 minutes.

Cool for a minute. Serve them hot for an ooey-gooey cheesy muffin bomb.


Here’s to 2021, a year of much hope! And delicious muffins. Thanks, Stacy!


  1. Wow, those look amazing and so easy to customize!

  2. Oh my word....that cheese oozing out has my mouth watering.

  3. Cheese bombs are fabulous and the Habanero cheese is one of my favorites. Can't be too spicy for me!

  4. These would be adored here (and will, after I give your recipe a try!)

  5. Ohhh my goodness - look at that gooey cheese filling! That sounds AMAZING!

  6. Love those cheese bombs! What a brilliant idea!

  7. Cornmeal chesse bomb muffins looks delicous, I love this great breakfast idea.