Cactus Cornbread

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READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by mollypaul

A delicious twist on cornbread from the pages of Texas Monthly

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F
  2. Grease and flour an 8" square baking pan.
  3. Briefly cook nopalitos in boiling water with baking soda until they turn from bright to dull green.
  4. Drain well and set to the side.
  5. Combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  6. Add egg and milk; combine well.
  7. Add oil and mix well.
  8. Fold in corn kernels and pre-cooked nopalitos.
  9. Pour batter into prepared baking pan and bake until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes (a wooden pick or knife inserted in center should come out clean).

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