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whole wheat cornbread recipe

Cornbread is common bread in United States cuisine and comes in both sweet and savoury version depending on the origin of it.Cornbread can be baked, fried or, rarely, steamed. Skillet-fried or skillet-baked cornbread is a traditional staple in the rural United States, especially in the South. This involves heating oil/butter in a heavy, well-seasoned cast iron skillet in an oven, and then pouring a batter made from cornmeal, egg, and milk directly into the hot grease. The mixture is returned to the oven to bake into a large, crumbly and sometimes very moist cake with a crunchy crust.In addition to the skillet method, such cornbread also may be made in sticks, muffins, or loaves.
Southern cornbread has traditionally been made with little or no sugar and smaller amounts flour or no flour.Southern cornbread traditionally used white cornmeal and buttermilk.Cornbread is occasionally crumbled and served with cold milk or clabber (buttermilk), similar to cold cereal. In Texas,  cornbread is made with fresh or creamed corn kernels and jalapeƱo peppers and topped with shredded cheese. 
A slightly different variety, cooked in a simple baking dish, is associated with northern U.S. cuisine; it tends to be sweeter and lighter than southern-style cornbread.A typical contemporary northern U.S. cornbread recipe contains half wheat flour, half cornmeal, milk or buttermilk, eggs, leavening agent, salt, and usually sugar, resulting in a bread that is somewhat lighter and sweeter than the traditional southern version.
Today's recipe is Northern style Cornbread a small sweet treat...includes very few ingredients and steps to follow..

Cornbread info is taken from wikipedia
Level: Easy
Total time: 60mins
Makes:1 loaf
1 Cup = 250ml

Whole wheat flour/Plain Flour: 1 cup
Cornmeal: 1 cup
Milk: 1 cup
Sugar: 1/2 cup
Oil/butter: 1/3 cup
Baking Powder: 1 tablespoon
Salt:  a pinch
Eggs: 1 large (2 small)

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F/200 degrees C. Prepare the pans by greasing and dusting.
In a large bowl, mix together the cornmeal, wheat flour, baking powder and salt.
In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar and then add milk, and oil/melted butter. 
Pour the egg mixture into the cornmeal mixture and fold together.
Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
Bake until the top is golden brown and tester/toothpick inserted into the middle of the cornbread comes out clean, takes around 40-50 minutes for a loaf. 
Remove the cornbread from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes before serving.

You can make use of 8"square, 8"round or muffin pans but baking time varies depending on pan used. 
Northern Style Cornbread recipe

You might be interested in other Cake treats, here are few to list.
Whole Wheat Banana Bread

Custard Powder Lava Cake

Orange Cake

Mango Mousse Cake

Healthy Ragi Chocolate Cake
Whole Wheat Cornbread is going to be part of  45 #foodiemonday #Cornbread #bloghop recipes


  1. Lovely cornbread. Enjoyed reading your informative post.

  2. This cornbread looks too inviting

  3. Perfectly baked cornbread Nisa :)

  4. looks so much like pound cake! I wish I can try this but I don't get cornmeal here at all. And we cannot confuse cornmeal with cornstarch! :-P when I see cornmeal, I will remember this post!

    1. thank you famidha...we are foodies so we know that cornmeal n cornstarch are not same but the common man has this doubt.

  5. This cornbread looks tempting.


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