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Corn Bread or Cornbread

Categories: Cornbread, Holiday Favorites

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Whether it is Corn Bread or Cornbread, both are Holiday Favorites! Get this basic corn bread recipe that is easy to make and has a lot of different options.

Ingredients

  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 c. cornmeal yellow, white or blue
  • 1 tbsp. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 2-4 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 lg. eggs beaten
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1/4 c. cooking oil or shortening, melted

Instructions

Grease a 9 x 9-inch baking pan; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl stir together flour, cornmeal, sugar, Clabber Girl Baking Powder, and salt. Make a well in the center. In a medium mixing bowl combine eggs, milk, and oil. Add to flour mixture all at once. Stir just until moistened (batter will be lumpy).

Pour batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake in a 425 degrees F. oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into squares. Serve warm. Makes 9 servings.

Corn Sticks or Corn Muffins: Prepare as directed above, and spoon batter into greased corn stick pans or 2 1/2-inch muffin cups, filling each pan or muffin cup 2/3 full. Bake in a 425 degrees F. oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 24 to 26 sticks or 12 muffins.


Crunchy Corn Bread: Prepare as directed above, and pour 1 cup boiling water over 1/4 cup cracked wheat or bulgur. Let stand for 5 minutes; drain. Stir 1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats into flour mixture; add the cracked wheat mixture and egg mixture. Stir just until moistened. Fold in 1/2 cup chopped pecans.

Corny Corn Bread: Prepare as directed above, and fold one 12-ounce can whole kernel corn with sweet peppers, drained, into the batter.

Green Chili Corn Bread: Prepare as directed above, and fold 1 cup shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese and one 4-ounce can diced green chili peppers, drained, into batter.

Corn Bread Loaves: Prepare as directed above, and pour batter into two greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pans. Bake in a 425 degrees F. oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 2 loaves.