Don't hate me, but I don't make my cornbread from scratch. I use Jiffy cornbread mix. I don't work for Jiffy, they don't even know who I am, but I do love their cornbread mix. It's very economical, very easy to make and it tastes really good and it allows me to make these spicy corn muffins!
First, infuse 1/2 stick of butter with garlic. Melt butter over low heat and once butter is melted, add a teaspoon of minced garlic and let them hang out on low heat for 5 to 10 minutes.
Prepare the cornbread mix per package directions and add one teaspoon of chopped jalapeno peppers. One box of mix makes 8 muffins.
Blend with a fork and then let batter "rest" for about 5 minutes.
Spoon batter into paper muffin cups and add a teaspoon of melted garlic butter on the top of each muffin.
Bake at 400 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Remove muffins from oven and add another teaspoon of garlic butter on top of each muffin.
How can you resist something so gorgeous?