Texas Wildfire Cornbread

The name says it all! This Texas Wildfire Cornbread has got a special Texas kick to it and makes a perfect companion to a warm bowl of Texas Chili Beans. You'll only need a cornbread mix plus a few simple ingredients and you'll be on your way to a delicious, fluffy and spicy Texas cornbread.

cornbread with jalapenos, chili powder and red pepper flakes

Cornbread is the perfect companion to so many dishes. It’s a southern staple and I’m so glad it came into my life when I moved to Texas! I’m now the kind of person that cannot have a bowl of chili unless it’s accompanied by a great piece of warm cornbread.

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Keeping it Simple

Ryan has a fantastic skillet cornbread he makes completely from scratch every Thanksgiving. Everyone loves it!

Once in a while, though, I like to take a cornbread mix and put a twist on it.

side view of cornbread in a baking dish

As you probably know by now, I like to keep things easy in the kitchen. So, I buy a quality mix and add some simple ingredients to make it special. In this case, I was looking to create a deliciously spicy cornbread!

a partially sliced southern cornbread in a baking dish

Adding a Spicy Kick to a Southern Favorite

As good as a plain traditional cornbread is, I tend to enjoy it with a kick! The only problem I have when I make cornbread with a kick is that I tend to eat more of it by itself instead of as a side dish!

side view of a slice of texas wildfire cornbread

This Texas Wildfire Cornbread definitely has some spice to it. It’s so easy to make and other than the mix, it only requires a few extra ingredients.

I love using Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade Cornbread Mix because of its simple ingredients. You can still use this recipe with your own favorite mix or even with any from-scratch cornbread.

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A Delicious and Spicy Texas Cornbread

This Texas Wildfire Cornbread is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. It’s perfectly fluffy and the taste of jalapeños is on point!

overhead shot of texas wildfire cornbread ingredients

My family really loves this recipe, with the exception of my littlest who doesn’t really eat super spicy foods. All my other kids are pros at spicy foods! My husband takes the cake though, he can eat spicy food better than most Hispanic people!

close up of texas wildfire cornbread slices on a dish

Now it’s your turn to give this wonderful recipe a try!

I have included some tips and tricks in the recipe card to help you make this amazing recipe even better.

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Texas Wildfire Cornbread


5 from 6 votes
Cooking Method(s)
  • Baking
Oven Temp375°
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Total Time
50 minutes
Recipe by: Valerie Cooper
What do you get when you take an old Southern favorite and add a bit of Texas attitude to it? This spicy wildfire cornbread.
cornbread with jalapenos, chili powder and red pepper flakes

Essential Equipment



  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Add the cornbread mix, buttermilk, butter and egg in a mixing bowl and stir until all ingredients are fully mixed.
  • Mix in the jalapeños, cheese, red pepper flakes and chili powder into the cornbread mixture.
  • Spray an 8″ x 11″ baking dish with cooking spray and pour the cornbread mixture into it.
  • Bake for 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 561mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1140IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 1.4mg

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