Classic Cornbread

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This classic cornbread recipe is a healthy version that tastes great as a side dish next to a bowl of chili or a nutritious snack.

We make chili quite often around here, and my favorite accompaniment is cornbread. The flavor and texture of this cornbread are wonderful, and with a little extra honey you can even serve it as a sweet snack. It helps to stretch the meal when you have a hesitant eater or an extra-hungry spouse at the table.

I use whole grain, non-GMO cornmeal and a handful of other real food ingredients to put together this delicious bread. At $.14 per piece, you can’t beat the price. This recipe is adapted from the Northern Cornbread recipe in the Joy of Cooking.

Classic Cornbread

This classic cornbread is full of flavor.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes

Recommended Equipment


  • 1 1/4 cups whole grain cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 to 2 tbs honey
  • 3 tbs melted butter


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and grease a 9 x 9 inch baking dish.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the dry ingredients. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix the wet ingredients. Add the dry ingredients and stir to just combine.
  • Transfer the batter to the baking dish and bake for 18-20 minutes. The bread is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Do not over-bake or it will come out dry.

Approximate Nutrition Info

Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 12
Calories: 149kcal
Cost: $.14 per serving

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Cornbread Price Breakdown

This recipe costs $1.72 to make, and it yields 12 pieces. This comes out to $.14 per piece.  This whole grain, non-GMO cornbread is a real bargain and a great addition to any meal.

Try this recipe with my squash chili for a delicious meal!

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