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Cornbread

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Cornbread
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 12

Did you know the color of cornbread changes based on the type of corn from which it’s ground? This easy cornbread recipe works equally well with yellow, white or blue cornmeal, which is produced by grinding dry raw corn grains until they reach a fine consistency. MORE+ LESS-

September 21, 2018

Ingredients

Cooking spray to grease pan
1/4
cup butter or margarine (1/2 stick)
1
cup milk
1
large egg
1 1/4
cups yellow, white or blue cornmeal
1
cup all-purpose flour
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1
tablespoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat the oven to 400°F. Spray the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square pan or 9-inch round cake pan with the cooking spray.
  • 2
    In a 1-quart saucepan, heat the butter over low heat until melted.
  • 3
    In a large bowl, beat the melted butter, milk and egg with a fork or wire whisk until well mixed. Add the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt all at once; stir just until the flour is moistened (batter will be lumpy). Pour batter into the pan; use a rubber spatula to scrape batter from bowl. Spread batter evenly in pan and smooth top of batter.
  • 4
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

  • Ground cornmeal is available in different grinds, from fairly fine to very coarse. A finer grind is good for baking a cake-like bread, while coarser grinds (like for grits or polenta that are often cooked into a spoonable hot cereal) can offer more texture and bite to cornbread. Consider using a mixture of fine and coarse meals for a crumblier, more bread-like product.
  • Not all cornmeal is yellow; switch things up with a white or New Mexican blue cornmeal.
  • Mix a spoonful of clover honey or grated orange peel into softened butter to slather on the warm bread.
  • Bake the batter in a round or square baking pan or try a small cast-iron skillet, muffin tin, or in a heavy corn stick pan. Like for all quick breads, just grease the bottom of the pan or muffin cups so the bread can climb up the sides easily as it rises. For a corn stick pan completely grease the grooves so the sticks slide out without sticking.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
260mg
11%
Potassium
70mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
10g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • One of the longest-running food festivals is the National Cornbread Festival that’s held each April in South Pittsburg, Tennessee. Every year, tens of thousands of attendees converge on this quaint southern town to celebrate a cornbread, a staple food that’s often called “the cornerstone of Southern cuisine.” The event features a homemade cornbread cookoff, a cornbread pancake breakfast and even a Miss National Cornbread Contest pageant. Even if you can’t attend the festival, you can make your own at-home celebration of all things cornbread-ian with this easy cornbread recipe that tastes great served fresh from the oven, topped with a pat of butter or complemented with a drizzle of honey . And if you’re inspired to try more bread baking, check out Betty's best breads and rolls recipes.

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