Corn Bread


Mmm, what goes better with chili than corn bread? Yum. Actually, we don't need chili as an excuse to eat corn bread. As a substitute for regular wheat bread (especially if you're out of it), fresh baked corn bread can accompany whatever meals you think it would taste great with. This corn bread is 100% whole grain, no sugar added, with minimal margarine; and we still love it. However, feel free to check out the two variations offered at the bottom of the page in case you'd like to tweak this recipe more to your liking.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic yellow cornmeal (I recommend stoneground)
  • 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup whole oat flour
  • 2/3 cup Zsweet natural sweetener¹
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
  • 1/4 teaspoon iodized salt
  • 1 tablespoon + 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 cup frozen or canned whole kernel corn (no salt added)
  • 1/4 cup melted organic Earth Balance spread
  • 1-1/4 cups organic unsweetened soymilk² (more, if necessary, to adjust batter moisture)

Directions

  1. Set aside a nonstick or well-oiled 9-inch bread or cake pan, 8-inch square baking pan, or muffin pan. (Food-grade silicone is safe and inherently nonstick.)

  2. Preheat oven to 400℉.

  3. In a medium mixing bowl, add cornmeal, flour, Zsweet, flaxseed meal, salt, and baking powder. Whisk until combined well. (A fork works well if you don't have a whisk.)

  4. Add corn, Earth Balance, and soymilk; stir until combined.

  5. Pour batter into the baking pan or muffin pan; and bake until the top(s) is(are) a deep golden brown (about 20-25 minutes for the bread & about 15-17 minutes for the muffins). The bread should also be firm to the touch.

  6. Serve hot. [Try eating them without adding more margarine; you might find them moist and tasty enough as is from the oven, or try dipping them in the food you are eating them with.]

Yield: 12 slices or muffins.


Variations: You can substitute the whole kernel corn with canned creamed corn, if desired, to increase moistness and sweetness (because of the added sugar in creamed corn). You can also increase the amount of Earth Balance spread from 1/4 cup up to 1/3 cup, if desired, for a more buttery flavor and more moistness (and more saturated fat).

Footnotes:
¹ Zsweet

² soymilk

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