Baked Spicy Cornbread Croutons

As in CORNBREAD cornbread.


Moist (sorry) yet crumbly (sorry.) Dense (sorry?) yet light (not sorry?) Spicy (no need to be sorry) yet sweet (nowhere near sorry.)

Are you already worn out? Sorry.

Remember the game Sorry? Me, too. That’s all I had to say.

Anytime I say the word sorry I say it like Gilly on SNL. “GILLYYYYY?” “Ssssssssssowwy.”


What was I saying? Oh yeah. CORNBREAD croutons. Have you ever had cornbread croutons? The first time I had cornbread croutons was last summer at this restaurant in Attleboro, Massachusetts. I ordered the cornbread croutons and they brought me cornbread croutons. I was all, “Cornbread croutons, huh!?” And they were like, “Yeah. Cornbread croutons.”

Oh believe me, I want to punch myself in the face, too.


The cornbread mix is straight from the box, yo. My version is, anyway. But I added jalapenos and spices.

And the woooorld keeps spinnin’.


Quick dice, quick blast into the oven, quick crispin’ up, quick awesomeness.

Did you want to hear more about my visit to the restaurant at Massachusetts when I ate the cornbread crout – okay.


. . . cornbreadcroutons.

Baked Spicy Cornbread Croutons:

What it took for about 3 cups of croutons:

* 1 Jiffy Lube cornbread mix (kidding about the lube part)
* 1 egg
* 1/3 cup milk
* 2 tsp oil
* 1/4 cup chopped jarred jalapenos
* 2 tsp ground cumin
* 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
* oil, for coating pans

In a large bowl, mix together the Jiffy ingredients and the rest of the ingredients. So basically, follow the box instructions and then add the jalapenos and spices.

Mix it all togethah.

Pour the mix into a lightly sprayed cast iron skillet. Bake for however long the box says at whatever heat the box says. Aren’t these great instructions?

Let the cornbread cool on the counter for an hour or two, then cut into cubes. Right in the pan!

Carefully place the croutons on a lightly coated baking sheet and bake at 400 for about 15 minutes, or until they crisp us delightfully.

Top them on salads or soups!


Baby croutons.

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26 Responses to Baked Spicy Cornbread Croutons

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks March 11, 2014 at 7:27 am #
    I love those baby croutons :) And the cornbread version looks awesome too - pinned!
  2. Gina March 11, 2014 at 8:09 am #
    Loving these but Will and Nat the most!
  3. Tieghan March 11, 2014 at 8:13 am #
    These looks awesome! Pretty sure I would eat these and skip the lettuce though! And the baby croutons are the cutest!
  4. Brie @ Entrée the Giant March 11, 2014 at 8:36 am #
    These croutons wouldn't last long enough to see the top of a salad in my house. For kicks and giggles, I would have liked to hear more about your visit to MA, but I'm a little biased being a Masshole myself :)
  5. Abby @ The Frosted Vegan March 11, 2014 at 9:03 am #
    Cornbread for LIFE! Love those croutons and your babies are the cutest, end of story.
  6. Jamie | Jamie's Recipes March 11, 2014 at 9:08 am #
    I can't believe I've never made cornbread croutons. This needs to be rectified asap. Love the double fisting baby bottle daddy picture. That takes some talent.
  7. kcaudad March 11, 2014 at 9:54 am #
    I love the Jiffy (lube) cornbread mix! Why even bother making it from scratch when they do such a good job for about $.69...?!? Have you ever tried making it with creamed corn? Substitute the wet ingrediates for a small can of creamed corn. If it seems too dry, add a little milk or oil. Then, bake as usual. It makes the most moist corn bread with little bits of actual corn inside! Yum. I have also tried adding a can of diced green chili pepper or other spices. So good!
  8. Heather @ French Press March 11, 2014 at 11:15 am #
    love the cornbread croutons, but the bay croutons are WAY cuter
  9. Elle March 11, 2014 at 11:17 am #
    LOL I was like "Jiffy Lube" O_O hahaha, too funny, and those baby Croutons are SOOOOOO cute! My mom loves making Jiffy, she adds all these things to it and it's so yummy! This looks like a great recipe for me! I'm definitely going to try it.
  10. marla March 11, 2014 at 11:20 am #
    Such cute little babes!! Just shared these croutons on FB & pinned!
  11. Courtney @ Neighborfood March 11, 2014 at 11:42 am #
    Ummmm HELLo! I love this. I've never had a cornbread crouton and now I feel like my entire life has been a lie. What a great way to make a gluten free crouton too!
  12. Rachel @ Bakerita March 11, 2014 at 11:48 am #
    You're a genius. I'm obsessed with cornbread, and now I'm imagining all sorts of salads topped with way too many of these croutons. I see these and a batch of honey vinaigrette in my future...
  13. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health March 11, 2014 at 12:02 pm #
    baby croutons are too adorable!
  14. Meredith March 11, 2014 at 12:18 pm #
    So delicious!
  15. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl March 11, 2014 at 12:18 pm #
    Ok I had all of these comments about the croutons BUT THAT PHOTO!!!!! Be still my heart.
  16. Jennie @themessybakerblog March 11, 2014 at 12:56 pm #
    Mmm, cornbread croutons. I love cornbread, and I love croutons, so why not? Look at those two perfect bundles.
  17. Rachel - De Ma Cuisine March 11, 2014 at 5:43 pm #
    Oh Gilly.
  18. Emily @ Life on Food March 11, 2014 at 7:22 pm #
    Your baby photos are the cutest ever!! And cornbread croutons are marvelous. I want a big bowl of chili with those.
  19. Marie @ Little Kitchie March 12, 2014 at 4:28 am #
    Those baby croutons!!
  20. Christine @ Cooking with Cakes March 12, 2014 at 2:03 pm #
    I have ALWAYS wanted to make cornbread croutons but never ventured because I figured they'd be too crumbly/sloppy/messy - you have proven me wrong! 100% pinning :)
  21. Nutmeg Nanny March 15, 2014 at 9:01 pm #
    cornbread croutons are amazing :) can't wait to use this recipe! and your little ones are just too much!
  22. Sarina Valentina March 31, 2014 at 5:44 pm #
    Is it cool if I tweet about this blog post?
  23. Anonymous November 6, 2017 at 7:58 am #
    There was a corn bread & fried chicken salad at Applebees that was out of this world they were cheddar jalapeño cornbread.
  24. click here October 27, 2018 at 12:21 am #
    So Max and I bought this dresser a few months ago, and I’ve just been too busy with school and work and procrastinating to devote any time to fixing it up. I mean, it’s a nice dresser—totally looks pretty nice and there’s nothing functionally wrong with it, so it wasn’t exactly first on my list of priorities. All I really did was wipe out the drawers before we started loading clothes into it, and Max threw a bunch of art books on top before I even had a chance to clean it off.


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