The Best Corn Bread

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One of the best things about this corn bread is that it takes only 15 minutes to prepare.

"Added 1 T sugar based on comments below plus 2/3 can of cream style corn. Made it moist and delicious....! "
The Best Corn Bread

Makes: 9 servings

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  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil


  1. Preheat oven to 475°F. Stir together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda in a large bowl. Whisk together buttermilk, egg and oil in a small bowl. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  2. Brush an 8-by-8-inch square cake pan with oil and heat in oven for 5 minutes. Pour the batter into the hot pan and bake until the top springs back when touched lightly, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool on a rack and cut into 9 pieces. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Per serving: 81 calories; 3 g fat (0 g sat, 1 g mono); 25 mg cholesterol; 12 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 1 g fiber; 297 mg sodium; 50 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1/2 starch

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