There are a few basic recipes you should keep in your arsenal all year long. For me, that would be How to Make Perfect Brown RiceOatmeal in the Crock PotSmoothie Your Way and this Basic Cornbread. It’s a really easy recipe to prepare, turns out perfect every single time and my kids adore a big chunk.

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This Basic Cornbread recipe is a must for every occasion including summer time picnics, cool fall nights with big bowls of Lentil Veggie Stew and especially during Thanksgiving when you’ll want to prepare Cornbread Cranberry Stuffing. This is a holiday stuffing recipe that I’ve been making for years during the holidays after enjoying my grandmother’s version as a kid wouldn’t be possible without a Basic Cornbread as the base.

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This is one of those times you want to use the best quality ingredients possible as cornbread is all about the cornmeal you use to make it. You want it to turn out just golden on top when it comes out of the oven, tender inside and leaving your kitchen smelling of toasty fresh corn.

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Make a double batch so you have some extra to make Cornbread Cranberry Stuffing to go along with your Maple Brined TurkeyButtermilk Bacon Whipped Potatoes, and Green Bean Casserole!

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You can add it to stuffing or even serve it with pats of butter or scoops of fresh preserves. After you bake it, though, make sure to hide it out of view as if your kids are like mine they will try to steal pieces of it before your eyes!

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Basic Cornbread

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Servings: 1 square
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, and vegetable oil.
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Pour the batter into a greased 8 x 8 inch baking dish for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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  1. In the recipe of the corn bread it says dairy free. I’m confused about this because when the ingredients are listed, milk is included. Can this please be clarified. Thanks in advance.

  2. Try replacing half the flour for masa harina…. You will not be disappointed :). Also, to make less processed try subbing the other half cup flour for whole wheat and subbing honey for the sugar .. Still super yummy

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