Real Cornbread

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Real Cornbread
Real Cornbread
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Real Cornbread

This traditional cornbread, which is great for Thanksgiving or any other time of year, is made without flour, isn't sweet, and has a crumbly texture. You can change the adaptable recipe to suit your cornbread preference. For a variation, substitute 1/2 teaspoon baking soda for the baking powder and use buttermilk instead of milk. If you're looking for a more muffin-like texture, substitute flour for half the cornmeal.

Ready in
30 m
8
Servings
217
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 Cups yellow or white cornmeal
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 Cup fat-free milk

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Place the oil in a 9-inch cast-iron skillet or similar-size glass baking dish and transfer to the oven.

Mix the cornmeal, baking powder, and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Add the egg and milk and stir until just combined.

Remove the pan from the oven and swirl the oil to coat the bottom and a little way up the sides. Very carefully pour the excess hot oil into the cornmeal mixture and stir until just combined.

Pour the batter into the hot pan. Bake until the bread is firm in the middle and lightly golden, about 20 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before slicing. Serve warm.

Cornbread Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Cornbread Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.7g
3.6%
Cholesterol
24mg
8%
Protein
5g
10%
Carbs
34g
11%
Vitamin A
78µg
9%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.9%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
5%
Vitamin C
0.5mg
0.8%
Vitamin D
0.7µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
1mg
5%
Vitamin K
4µg
5%
Calcium
142mg
14%
Fiber
2g
6%
Folate (food)
17µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
137µg
34%
Folic acid
71µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
19mg
5%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
10%
Phosphorus
155mg
22%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
141mg
4%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
14.3%
Sodium
226mg
9%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
15.7%
Zinc
0.5mg
3.5%

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