Gluten-Free Jalapeno Poppers featuring Kinnikinnick Panko Bread Crumbs

Kinnikinnick just recently introduced Panko Style Bread Crumbs.  It retails for about $4.99 for 350g.

I had plans to make some cheese sticks, breaded tofu and onion rings.  On my trip to the store to get ingredients, the jalapeno peppers caught my eye.  Jalapeno Poppers - brilliant!

Keep in mind this recipe doesn't make a whole lot... since I was just making for myself.  You can easily double or triple as needed.  I didn't measure anything so these are estimates.

Gluten-Free Jalapeno Poppers
Baked not fried!
  • 4 jalapenos
  • 1/3 package of Philidelphia Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 cup sharp cheddar, grated
  • Spices/seasonings of your choice (garlic, onion or chili powder, Italian seasonings)
  • Kinnikinnick Panko Bread Crumbs
  1. Cut the tops off the jalapeno peppers.  Slice in half and carefully dispose of the insides - be careful, the seeds are hot!  Wear gloves or make sure you wash your hands well after handling the peppers.
  2. Cream the cream cheese, grated cheddar and seasonings together in a bowl.
  3. Spoon the cheesey mix into the jalapeno halves evenly.  They should be rounded on the tops.
  4. Pour some Panko Crumbs in a shallow dish and roll the tops of the poppers in the crumbs.
  5. Bake at 400* for about 15-20 minutes.
Mine are messy because I used my hands to fill the jalapeno halves.  Spoon or hands, either way works fine!  Here are the poppers before the oven.
Jalapeno Poppers before the oven
Jalapeno Poppers - crispy, right out of the oven!
I also made up a batch of gluten-free cheese sticks with mozzarella cheese.  The recipe was "borrowed" from my friend Devan over at Accustomed Chaos.  Check out her blog for tons of gluten-free recipes and information!
Cheese Sticks
mmm cheese!
What are you looking forward to making with Kinnikinnick's Panko Style Bread Crumbs?


  1. Even at 7am this looks awesome :)

  2. And just add bacon for all the non-veggies! So good!