I rarely bake and was craving some corn bread, so I found this to be the most straight forward recipe. I did it in a cast-iron skillet and it was easy! My oven cooks a little hot so I will probably bake it for less than 20 minutes next time. I was very happy with the result, but I feel like either adding a pinch of butter and sugar would make it a little better, even though I am not one for sweet foods. I used coconut oil instead of canola oil and that added a very light flavouring. The texture was perfect.
From EatingWell: October/November 2006
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.
11 Reviews for Real Cornbread
Couldn't find baking powder or buttermilk in Rio. Used baking soda and sour milk (added 3 tsp of vinegar to 1 cup of milk.). Also added 2 packets of sugar - it turned out perfect!
I needed a quick cornbread receipe and decided to try this since I had the basics on hand (made according to the receipe, did not use buttermilk.) My family found this cornbread to be dry, tasteless, and in desperate need of some butter and a pinch of sugar. The "healthy" edge loses it's advantage when you have to smother it in butter to get it down.
I tried this recipe for a few reasons...needed it done quick, was healthier and easy to adjust. I did use the buttermilk and substituted 1 cup flour for 1 cup cornmeal as mentioned in the recipe notes. Loved the texture! Only took 15 mins to bake but was missing something. Maybe needed some brown sugar in recipe or possibly something savory like peppers and onions. I will try again with new addition.
I just used this recipe. It was awesome! I thought it would be stiff and packey. But not so, it was just the right texture and had a lil sweetness to it, which is the way the children like it. Thanks