Real Cornbread

Real Cornbread

This traditional cornbread 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 muffinlike texture, substitute flour for half the cornmeal.

From EatingWell: October/November 2006
Yield: 8 servings
Active Time: 10
Total Time: 30

Ingredients

  1. 3 tablespoons canola oil
  2. 2 cups yellow or white cornmeal
  3. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 large egg, beaten
  6. 1 1/2 cups nonfat milk or nonfat buttermilk

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Place oil in a 9-inch cast-iron skillet or similar-size glass baking dish and transfer to the preheating oven.
  2. Mix cornmeal, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Add egg and milk (or buttermilk); 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; stir until just combined. Pour the batter into the hot pan.
  3. Bake until the bread is firm in the middle and lightly golden, about 20 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before slicing. Serve warm.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: The cornbread can be made up to 3 hours in advance. Reheat, wrapped in foil, in a warm oven.

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving: 172 calories; 7 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono); 27 mg cholesterol; 24 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 3 g fiber; 228 mg sodium; 85 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus:

1 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 1/2 fat