corn bread

Nothing warms your soul on a cold winter day quite like chili…and what goes better with chili than corn bread?!?!?! I never thought I’d like corn bread since I dislike corn meal on the bottom of pizza and most of the corn bread I’ve seen has actual pieces of corn in it (and I don’t eat corn). Knowing how much my husband loves corn meal and cornbread, I surprised him one evening by baking some and he loved it! The below recipe is based on the corn bread recipe in the Better Homes and Gardens Celebrating the Promise Limited Edition Cook Book. Using applesauce and a small amount of butter keeps the flavor while locking in moistness. :) Enjoy!

corn bread

corn bread


corn bread ingredients

corn bread ingredients

½ Cup White Flour
½ Cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
¾ Cup Yellow Corn Meal
2 TBSP Sugar
2 ½ TSP Baking Powder
¾ TSP Salt
2 Large Eggs
1 Cup Buttermilk
3 TBSP Unsweetened Applesauce
1 TBSP Butter, Melted



Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a medium bowl stir together flour, corn meal, sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and set aside.

corn bread - flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt

corn bread – flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt

In a small bowl whisk together egg, milk, applesauce and melted butter.

corn bread - egg, buttermilk, applesauce and butter

corn bread – egg, buttermilk, applesauce and butter

Add egg mixture at once to dry ingredients and stir just until moistened.

corn bread batter

corn bread batter

Pour mixture into lightly greased pan and bake about 17 minutes or until golden brown.

corn bread - before and after

corn bread – before and after

Yields 8 Servings
Weight Watchers: 1 piece = 4 points plus

One thought on “corn bread

  1. This looks delicious! I’ll have to try this sometime. I love corn bread/muffins and it’s hard to find a good (healthy) recipe for it. I grew up eating the Jiffy brand corn muffin mix. Years ago I went to buy some and looked at the ingredients. It uses lard — GROSS! Needless to say I didn’t buy it and have been trying out different mixes and recipes. I’m sure I’ll love your recipe and can’t wait to try it! =)

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