Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Old-Fashioned Cornbread

Cornbread is the best. I love it. My favorite way to eat it is with a little drizzle of honey right when it comes out of the oven. Yum!!! So, here it is my recipe for cornbread. It is delicious, easy and of course nutritious! Hope you enjoy. :) 


2 cups cornmeal

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

2 tablespoons sunflower oil

1 tablespoon honey

1 3/4 cups low-fat buttermilk

1 egg, slightly beaten


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Grease a pan with a little sunflower oil. I like to use either a 8" cast iron skillet or square baking pan. Make sure to grease the pan very well so that the cornbread doesn’t stick. While you prepare the cornbread, place the skillet with oil into the oven for about 5 to 7 minutes.

Combine dry ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl. In a small bowl whisk together honey, buttermilk and egg. Add to dry ingredients and stir just to combine.

Remove skillet from oven and pour hot oil into the cornbread mixture, stir. Sprinkle the bottom of the skillet with 1 teaspoon of cornmeal.Pour cornmeal mixture into the skillet or pan, place in the oven on the middle rack and bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden in color.

Corn meal is a whole grain. Whole-grain foods contain the bran as well as the germ and endosperm of the fruited grain. Which, of course is where all of nutrients are at. 

Corn meal is a great food that provided needed fiber into your diet. Fiber can absorb cholesterol and lower blood sugars as they move through the digestive system. 

A 1-oz. serving of cornbread contains 1.8 g of fiber. And because fiber is not digested, but simply passes through the digestive system, it is basically like you get to eat this delicious food that fills you up without the added calories. ;) 
Corn meal has several very important nutrients such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, folic acid, folates and vitamins A, B-6 and B-12. Newer studies also show that corn meal has 10 of the essential amino acids, building blocks for proteins that control growth, cellular processes and organ function.

So enjoy a little corn bread once in awhile it actually has health benefits!