Recipe by CHEF GRPA
If you like sweet cornbread, this is the recipe for you! My wife grandmother made this for her as a child, and now it's is the family's favorite. THIS IS JUST AS EASY, BETTER TASTING AND LOWER IN FAT. USE IT FOR A THANKSGIVING GATHERING OR JUST FOR EVERY DAY. YOU ARE DEFINITELY IT FOR A TREAT.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 2⁄3 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- 1⁄3 cup vegetable oil
Directions See How It's Made
- 1. Preheat oven to 400*F. Spray or lightly grease a 9 inch round cake pan.
- 2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt and baking powder. Stir in egg, milk and vegetable oil until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.
- 3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
- My Note: I use 1/3 Celsius white and 1/3 Celsius brown sugar, and I let the cornmeal soak in the milk for 10-15 minutes before mixing with the other ingredients. I've also replaced the vegetable oil with melted butter, which works very well.
- This works as cornbread muffins, too! I am not a huge fan of making cornbread as a round or square cake shape… they just are too messy that way. Instead I like to pour the batter into muffin tins lined with cupcake/muffin papers. This recipe works great as muffins. I pour the batter almost to the very top of the paper liners then I bake this at 375 degrees, but I have a convection oven so the heat is usually 25*F. less than the normal temperature… so you can cook it at the suggested heat of 400*F. with a normal oven. It takes 20-23 minutes for a toothpick to come out clean. The tops are always nicely browned and the muffins are perfectly cooked. The only other minor change I make is I use a medium grind cornmeal that is a little more course. It makes the cornbread more like a true “comfort food”. If you don’t like that extra crunch then use a finer grind. EVERYONE loves this-.
- Additional options: I can bake it in a muffin pan (bake only 15 minutes); I can cut back on my sugar to maybe a round 1/2-cup (or less). I can add just a smidgen more salt. I can add a 1/2 t. vanilla. Add I can also add just a little bit more oil (so it's not quite so crumbly). The next time I bake this for our gang, I'm going to add all of the above.
- I did cut down on the sugar a little. (It's still sweet) Delicious with butter and honey on it. Fantastic accompaniment to soup or stew or beans or even makes a great breakfast!