Jalapeno Cheese Bread

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I’ve created a delicious low-carb jalapeno cheese bread and am amazed how much it tastes like traditional cornbread.  Please note:  For me, this bread is better when completely cooled rather than right out of the oven.  I suspect this is because some brands of leavening (baking sodas and powders) have a bit of ammonium bicarbonate (known as Baker’s Ammonia) in them.  This ingredient facilitates leavening in flat goods like cookies and crackers and the gases are released from the flat cookie/cracker surface during baking.  Thicker baked goods like cakes, breads and muffins don’t allow adequate release of this gas and it can linger.  This ammonia smell (right out of the oven), if you have used one of the brands with ammonium bicarbonate, dissipates on day 2.  If you have ever experienced this, take note of the ingredients in your leavening and avoid this particular brand if it is bothersome to you (or label and reserve it for cookies and crackers only).   Flavor is not impacted at all.   This bread is not suitable until you reach the nuts and seeds rung of the Atkins OWL phase.   It is acceptable for Keto diets. It is suitable for Primal diners, if you eat occasional dairy, but not acceptable for Paleo.

This makes up nicely as muffins, too, as the crust is very nice on this bread.  I also discovered that leftovers make an outstanding cornbread stuffing!!  Muffins will only take about 15-20 minutes to cook depending on the size of your muffin cups.

I chose to use fresh jalapeno, but they should make up nicely with well-drained pickled peppers if you prefer.  Those that like their jalapeno bread “hotter” may want to use 2 jalapenos.  My husband and I don’t like ours too hot.  🙂

The corn flavoring I buy is Superior Products brand, which I last bought direct from Superior Products own website.  They have since sold out or changed names to Select Products, but the flavoring hasn’t changed one bit!  Only places I’ve ordered corn flavoring is at Select Products . Naturesflavors.com carries one but I haven’t tried it yet.

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1½ c. almond flour

2 T. coconut flour

¼ c. golden flax meal

1 3/4 tsp. baking soda

1 c. shredded hard cheese of your choice (I used cheddar)

1  jalapeno, seeded, finely chopped (I use fresh, but pickled is fine)

5 eggs, beaten

2 T. coconut oil, melted

2 T. olive oil

1 T. cider vinegar

1 T. Fresh Corn flavoring (optional) Source:  selectflavors.com

DIRECTIONS:  Preheat oven to 350º.  Lightly grease a loaf pan and set aside.  I use an unusual shaped loaf pan, non-standard, that is 4½” wide, 2½” deep and 12″ long.  Similar pans like mine can be found on the internet if interested.  Captureclick to see in my 4x12" x-long loaf pan

Measure all dry ingredients and cheese into a medium measuring bowl, stir and set aside.  Seed and finely chop jalapeno and add. Add cheese and stir all dry ingredients together to blend.   Add all liquid ingredients to the mixing bowl and stir to blend.    Using a rubber spatula, scrape batter into greased loaf pan and pop into preheated oven for 30 minutes.  Ovens vary, so check with toothpick test.   Remove and cool in pan a few minutes.  Run sharp knife around edges to loosen and gently tip out onto a cutting board. Slice into 10 servings.  This is best cooled and then re-warmed.  See note in red above.

SPECIAL NOTE:  This bread makes an outstanding “Cornbread” Stuffing for your holiday turkey as well, with or without that corn flavoring!

NUTRITIONAL INFO:  Makes 10 slices, each contains: (calculated using 1 c. cheese only)

242 calories, 21 g fat, 6.2 g  carbs, 3.2 g  fiber, 3.0 g  NET CARBS, 9.95 g  protein, 386 mg sodium

7 thoughts on “Jalapeno Cheese Bread

    1. Thank you for reaching out to mlking, Terry. Right after their comment, I corrected the link to the exact page you can order on and this flavoring is happily still in their product line. 🙂

  1. mlking70@nycap.rr.com

    Hi- thanks, as always, for your tremendous recipes!

    Apparently Select Flavors doesn’t carry the corn flavoring anymore, and the link doesn’t work for the other.

    I have seen another brand, and if it seems worth $22, I may spring for it!

    My real question is where did you get that terrific pan? I looked on Amazon, and maybe didn’t look for the right item, but the one you have looks great!

    I’ll keep looking- as bigger pieces sound wonderful!

    Again, thanks for all you do for so many of us!

    Happy Fall!

    Margaret King, Albany, NY

    1. Well that is truly disappointing. Are you sure? I’ll do some checking and guess I’ll have to try some new brands. I no longer own that particular long loaf pan, as the non-stick surface didn’t hold up. But I shopped around on-line and found these you might like. Pretty cheap, too. https://www.amazon.com/Wilton-Recipe-Right-Non-Stick-2-Piece/dp/B0032JRVCG/ref=sr_1_52?keywords=non-stick+loaf+pans&qid=1573477597&sr=8-52. Happy holiday baking to you, Margaret!

      P.S. I just checked and had to dig deep in their website under “individual flavors” several pages down to see they DO still carry the Fresh Corn Flavoring! Try this link: http://www.selectflavors.com/product/fresh-corn/. I revised the recipe referral link as well. Thanks.


    I use the corn flavoring from Amoretti and have been satisfied, though I haven’t used any others for comparison. I just looked at their website and the price went up 50% since the last time I ordered it 3 years ago! Guess I’ll be measuring that out carefully.

    1. I think the demand for corn flavorings (all brands, in fact) has come about with the upsurge in low-carbing and Keto diets. Not surprised at all by the increase. When demand goes up, so does price, regardless of whether there is a supply problem or not. It’s called capitalism, 🙂

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