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Jalapeno Cornsticks

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Make this tasty, low-calorie bread in just 35 minutes!

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Makes: 12 cornsticks


  • 1/2 cup 2 percent low-fat milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup canned Mexicorn, drained (or a mixture of corn and diced red and green peppers)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-light olive oil
  • 2 or 3 teaspoons finely minced jalapeno with seeds


  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. In a measuring cup combine milk and vinegar; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine next five ingredients and make a well; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine milk with remaining five ingredients. Pour mixture into well and stir until dry ingredients are just moistened and batter is still slightly lumpy.
  4. Pour batter into cornstick pan coated with cooking spray, filling each mold about three-quarters full and smoothing surface of batter with a rubber spatula.
  5. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until tops are light golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack five minutes; remove from pan to cool completely.

Nutrition Information

Per cornstick: 86 calories, 2g protein, 13g carbohydrate, 3g fat (1g saturated), 1g fiber

Originally published on, September 2006.


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