Honey Chipotle Hush Puppies

Traditional southern cornmeal dumplings get an update with a kick of smoky and spicy chipotle pepper. Addictive as a party snack or side dish! 2012 Recipe Contest “Praiseworthy” Recipe by Pamela V.


    Yield: 6-8 servings (about 24 Hush Puppies)

    • 2 cups Pamela's Cornbread & Muffin Mix
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 2 green onions-thinly sliced
    • 2 Chipotle peppers in Adobo-chopped
    • 1/4 cup honey
    • 2 eggs- lightly beaten
    • 1 TBSP milk
    • salt-to taste
    • Canola oil for frying
    • 2 TBSP butter-softened
    • 2 TBSP honey

    In a medium bowl, combine Pamela's Cornbread & Muffin Mix, sugar, scallions, and chipotle peppers. In a measuring cup with spout combine honey, eggs, and milk. Pour egg mixture into bowl with dry ingredients, stirring gently with a fork until thoroughly combined. Mixture should have the consistency of thick hummus. If too thick, add a splash of milk. If too thin, add a sprinkle of Cornbread & Muffin Mix.

    Fill heavy small saucepan with approximately 2 inches canola oil. Set over medium high heat, and heat to 315°. Using a mini ice cream scoop, and working in batches of 4, scoop small balls of cornmeal batter into hot oil. Turn occasionally using a metal slotted spoon, and cook until evenly golden-brown, about 2-3 minutes. Remove onto a paper-towel lined plate and sprinkle with salt. Repeat with remaining batter, making sure the oil temperature stays around 315 to 325°.

    Combine 2 tablespoons softened butter and 2 tablespoons honey for a dipping sauce and serve immediately with prepared hush puppies.

    Chef's Note: Deep frying at home doesn't have to be a major production - I literally made these in my tiniest sauce pan with about 1 cup of oil.

    © Pamela's Products, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews

Important; Combine dry ingredients before wet ingredients or you will end up with some hushpuppies that are fried sugar balls. The hushpuppies were too sweet, next time I make these I will omit the honey.I loved the ease of using the Pamela's Cornbread mix.


I've made these twice and gotten rave reviews! I made the honey butter with a vegan butter and all friends/family can partake and everyone love it! It can be made at the last minute and transported a short distance keeping it warm.