Real Cornbread

Real Cornbread
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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.

8
Servings
405
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
29g
32%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
50g
38%
Protein
21g
46%
Vitamin A, RAE
394µg
56%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
16mg
21%
Vitamin E, added
4mg
27%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
460mg
46%
Choline, total
31mg
7%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
130µg
33%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
105mg
33%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
3mg
60%
Phosphorus, P
263mg
38%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
323mg
22%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
3µg
20%
Water
7g
0%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

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.