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The Easiest Sweet Cornbread

This cornbread is so good, you’d never guess it was so easy! If you’ve ever been to a restaurant called Tippins (as far as I know, there’s one in Kansas City, Tulsa, and Dallas) and had their delicious sweet cornbread, this recipe tastes a lot like that. It’s great with chili or just on its own, warm and served with honey butter.

A friend had told me about this cornbread recipe after I talked about how good the Tippins cornbread was. And when I made this for a potluck, everyone wanted the recipe. They couldn’t believe how easy it was. It’s made with a blend of cornbread mix and cake mix. I typically like to make things from scratch, but I do like to make this every so often. If you’re not crazy about baking with mixes, this recipe may not be for you. But it is really, really good, so you might want to make an exception and try this out!

THE EASIEST SWEET CORNBREAD WITH HONEY BUTTER by NancyC

Makes a 9×13″ pan

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease and flour a 9×13″ baking pan or line with parchment paper; set aside.

In large bowl, blend the dry Corn Muffin Mix and Golden Yellow Cake Mix. Add the eggs, milk, and water, blending everything well. Beat mixture for 2 to 3 minutes.

Bake at 350˚F for 20-22 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Remove from oven, cool for 10 minutes, then cut into squares and serve.

This cornbread tastes really good with honey butter! (see recipe below)

Note: You can make cornbread muffins with this batter if you prefer–baking time will be about 15 minutes.

HONEY BUTTER:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 Tablespoons honey

Mix softened butter and honey until well-blended; spoon into a small serving dish and serve with cornbread.

Sounds pretty simple, doesn’t it? If you need something quick and easy to make for a large meal or gathering, keep this cornbread in mind!

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Cheesy Zucchini Cornbread

Cheesy Zucchini Cornbread @ NancyC

I had one more cup of shredded zucchini to use up, and this is the recipe I made with it. During this time of year when summer gradually turns into fall, I think of cornbread for some reason. And savory cornbread sounded good–so savory cornbread it was. Speaking of summer turning into fall, I usually am sad to see summer end, since I really enjoy the warm weather and long days. But this year I’m focusing on all the things I love about autumn–the pretty fall leaves, apples and pumpkins, fall craft fairs, candlelight, and baking cinnamon-flavored treats.

But back to the cornbread. Not only is this is a savory cornbread, flavored with Italian seasoning and a hint of garlic and onion, it’s also cheesy. Cheddar cheese is mixed in the batter and sprinkled on top. Savory and cheesy flavors are hard for me to resist–I love that combination! The shredded zucchini and corn kernels make this cornbread moist and hearty, too. You could serve this instead of rolls with a meal and it would be great with a bowl of chili!

CHEESY ZUCCHINI CORNBREAD by NancyC

Makes an 8×8″ pan

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup thawed frozen corn kernels
  • 1 1 /2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease an 8×8″ pan; set aside.

In large bowl, blend cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

In medium size bowl, mix eggs, honey, melted butter, and plain Greek yogurt. Add this mixture to the flour mixture in the large bowl, stirring just until blended. Mix in Italian Seasoning, minced onion, and minced garlic. Fold in the shredded zucchini, corn kernels, and 1 cup of the cheddar cheese (save the other 1/2 cup cheese for sprinkling on top).

Spoon batter into prepared pan and sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese evenly over the top. Bake at 350˚F for 32 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool 5 to 10 minutes before cutting into squares and serving.

This cornbread tastes great with or without some butter–it definitely has enough flavor to stand on its own! Are you a fan of cornbread? And are you looking forward to autumn?

Linked to Fiesta Friday, Meal Plan Monday, Weekend Potluck, Inspire Me Monday, Create With Joy.

Tennessee Cornbread Salad

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This Tennessee Cornbread Salad is a new favorite recipe of mine! I had heard of cornbread salad before, but never really thought about making it–after all, cornbread in a salad? I wasn’t sure what to think about that! Then Krusteaz sent me some of their mixes to try, one of which was Southern Cornbread. And they had a recipe on their site called Tennessee Cornbread Salad. It looked pretty good, so I decided to try it out. You don’t have to use a cornbread mix in this recipe–you can use your favorite homemade cornbread, too! I made a few changes to the recipe, using a little more crumbled cornbread, adding 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese, and substituting turkey bacon for regular bacon. I thought this salad was so good! It really surpassed my expectations.

I was a little skeptical about the dressing–a mix of mayonnaise and sweet pickle juice–but it actually tastes great! I did make a little change to the dressing, substituting a small amount of plain Greek yogurt for the mayo. I also thought corn would be great in this, but didn’t have any to use at the time I was making the salad, so I listed it as an optional ingredient. ncTnCrnbrdSal1nm

I usually make cornbread from scratch, but a mix is convenient–especially when you’re making a recipe like this where you need to make the cornbread to use as an ingredient! It saves a little time, and this Krusteaz Southern Cornbread mix bakes up really nice and tastes like homemade. If you’re on the fence about making cornbread salad, I recommend trying this recipe out! I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!

TENNESSEE CORNBREAD SALAD adapted from Krusteaz

Makes 12 servings Dressing:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise (I used 3/4 cup light mayonnaise and 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle juice

Salad:

  • 4 cups crumbled, baked cornbread (I used Krusteaz Natural Southern Cornbread & Muffin Mix, 11.5 oz.)
  • 12 slices crisp cooked bacon, crumbled (I used turkey bacon)
  • 3 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet pickles
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Optional: 1 (15-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • Optional: some finely chopped celery and crumbled cornbread for garnish

For Dressing: Whisk together mayonnaise, yogurt, and pickle juice; set aside. For Salad: In large clear bowl, place half of the crumbled cornbread (2 cups). In separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients and spoon half of the mixture over the cornbread. Spread half of the dressing over the vegetables. Repeat layers. Instead of spreading the top layer of dressing over all the veggies, I heaped it in the center, as you can see in the photo. Then I added a little finely chopped celery and crumbled cornbread for a garnish. Chill 2-3 hours before serving. ncTnCnbrd3nm

I’m not sure why this is called TENNESSEE Cornbread Salad other than that it must be a popular way to make it in Tennessee. Are any of you from Tennessee and have you made cornbread salad this way before?

Some other recipes you can make with Krusteaz mixes include Easter Egg Shortbread Cookies, Lemon Raspberry Tart, and Cinnamon Rolls–great treats for Easter weekend!

Linked to Inspire Me Monday, Nifty Thrifty Tuesday, Full Plate Thursday, Favorite Things Thursday.
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Pumpkin Cornbread or Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins

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I had never heard of Pumpkin Cornbread until last year, when I saw some recipes on a few blogs. I knew I wanted to try making it, but I just ran out of time last autumn. So I was determined to make it this fall! I found a recipe from Sugar Crafter that I ended up trying and it was good, but my cornbread turned out a little drier than I like. So I tried it again with a few modifications…a lower baking temperature, a little plain yogurt to make it a little more moist, and a bit of honey to give it a nice hint of sweetness that complements the cinnamon and nutmeg flavors.

This recipe makes an 8×8″ pan of delicious Pumpkin Cornbread. Or, you can make Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins instead with this same recipe…it makes 12 beautiful, nicely rounded-top muffins that taste great warm out of the oven, spread with some butter and drizzled with some honey (they taste great without extra butter and honey, too, if you’re watching your calories).

Here’s my version of the recipe if you’d like to try it out!

PUMPKIN CORNBREAD or PUMPKIN CORNBREAD MUFFINS by Nancy Creative, adapted from Sugar Crafter

Makes one 8×8″ pan of cornbread or 12 cornbread muffins

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (I used all-purpose unbleached flour)
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt (I used plain Greek yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil (or you can substitute light olive oil)
  • 1 Tablespoon molasses
  • 1/2 Tablespoon honey

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease an 8×8″ baking pan or line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.

In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and cornmeal (using a whisk to blend these ingredients works well); after blending ingredients well, set aside.

In a large bowl, beat eggs, then stir in the pumpkin puree, plain yogurt, canola oil, molasses, and honey.

Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until combined. Pour batter into the greased 8×8″ baking pan, smoothing the top, OR spoon batter into 12 lined muffin cups (each cup should be about 2/3 full of batter).

Bake CORNBREAD (in 8×8″ pan) at 375 degrees for 22 to 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean or almost clean (be careful not to over-bake cornbread, or it will be too dry).

Bake CORNBREAD MUFFINS at 375 degrees for 14 to 15 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean or almost clean (do not over-bake, or muffins will be too dry and may brown on the bottom).

I kind of prefer this cornbread in muffin form, but it really is good both ways! These are the perfect thing to make for a fall breakfast or brunch, and they make a great snack, too.

Are you a cornbread-lover? Do you have a special way of making it during the autumn season?

Ann’s Jalapeno (or Green Chile) Cornbread

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If you’re a fan of cornbread or savory, cheesy breads, I think you will love this recipe! Ann gave it to me last fall, after I had made some Cheddar and Green Onion Cornbread. I finally got around to making this, and wish I had made it much sooner because it is sooooo good! It’s a moist, cheesy cornbread with bacon, onion, and pimiento added in. And also, of course, jalapenos, which give the cornbread a nice spicy kick. If you don’t want it spicy, use green chiles instead, and you’ll have a tasty, mild and savory cornbread.

This cornbread is perfect for breakfast or brunch any time of year. You could serve it with eggs and breakfast potatoes (like these yummy Onion-Roasted Potatoes). Since this cornbread has bacon in it, you could even just serve it with a fruit salad for a lighter breakfast.

ANN’S JALAPENO (OR GREEN CHILE) CORNBREAD

  • 2 (8.5-ounce) packages Jiffy® corn muffin mix
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (I used canola oil)
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 (2-ounce) jar diced pimiento, drained (optional)
  • 1/2 pound bacon (cut in small pieces and fried) or substitute a 3-ounce package of real bacon pieces–about 3/4 cup
  • 1 small grated onion
  • 1/4 cup (or more, to taste) chopped jalapenos OR 1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13″ pan or spray with cooking spray.

In large bowl, mix corn muffin mix, sugar, eggs, vegetable (or canola) oil, and milk, blending well. Add in corn, cheese, pimiento, bacon, onion, and jalapenos or green chiles. Mix all ingredients together, blending well; pour into prepared pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes (mine took 50 minutes to bake), until top is golden and set. Serve immediately or while still warm.

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This really is a must-try recipe!

There are so many variations of cornbread–some are cakey, and some are moist, like this one. Some are pretty simple, and some, like this, have lots of add-ins. Which way do you like cornbread best?