Basic Corn Bread You can Switch Up 5 Ways

This is a hardworking recipe!  There are a few variations listed below to take you from basic corn bread to muffins, to chili-topping dumplings.

The basic corn bread is actually a rather dry bread and it is perfect for the base of my favourite holiday dressing –  Corn Bread Dressing.  You could serve it beside Spicy Chili or with butter and jam while it is warm and fresh from the oven.  After it has cooled it is a bit too dry for most people’s tastes. If you want a basic corn bread that is a little less dry increase the 1 egg to 2 eggs or look at the muffin or dumpling variation below!

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Serve warm with butter and jam

 

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Basic Corn Bread You can Switch Up 5 Ways
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Course Main Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
8" square pan
Ingredients
Course Main Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
8" square pan
Ingredients
corn-bread
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8" square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine well.
  3. Add wet ingredients and stir til evenly incorporated.
  4. Scrape from bowl into the baking pan and bake 25-30 minutes.
  5. Cool, cut and serve.
Recipe Notes

Variation 1:  Add 1 Tbsps very finely diced jalapeno pepper into batter with the wet ingredients.

Variation 2: Corn Meal Muffins- Increase sugar to 1/3 cup. Increase vegetable oil to 1/4 cup. Divide among muffin cups and bake at 400 degrees 15-20 minutes.

Variation 3:  Jalapeno Corn Bread:  Replace 1/2 cup yogurt with 1 can (14 oz) creamed corn.  This will make a dense, moist bread, like a dumpling or corn spoon pudding that will be quite soft and crumbly while warm and firmer when cool.  You could use this variation to top a pot of chili and bake in the oven at 350 for 30-40 minutes (til a toothpick come out clean). Top with shredded cheese and minced jalapeno during last 10 minutes of baking. I baked mine separately in a cast iron skillet.

Variation 4:  Cook up 4 strips of bacon til crispy.  Crumble and add to any of the variations.

Variation 5:  Cook a cup or so of bulk sausage of your choice, drain, crumble and add to batter.

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