I just pulled Blackberry Cornbread out of the oven and the house smells amazing. This was my first time making cornbread from scratch. I decided to add blackberries to see how it would taste. I can not believe how easy this recipe was to make. I will definitely be adding this to my go to recipe list. I found the recipe in the 5 Easy Steps to Healthy Cooking: 500 Recipes for Lifelong Wellness cookbook. I am really enjoying the recipes and tips in this cookbook. Each recipe is laid out in an easy to read format. There are tips to help you make the most of the recipe. The cornbread recipe was designed to be made in a cast iron skillet. I did not have one readily available so I used the tips in the cookbook on making the dish in a normal baking dish.
This cookbooks contains great recipes and wonderful tips on eating healthy. I learned a lot reading the first section of the cookbook. The book details different ingredients and healthy or not so healthy information about them.
Here is the recipe from 5 Easy Steps to Healthy Cooking: 500 Recipes for Lifelong Wellness that I used for the cornbread
1 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup cornmeal (preferably stone ground)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups 1% buttermilk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tbsp pure maple syrup or brown rice syrup
1. Place prepared 9 inch cast iron skillet in preheated oven for 10 minutes while you prepare the batter
2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and baking soda
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk, oil and maple syrup until well blended
4. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just blended
5. Carefully spread batter evenly into the hot skillet
6. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
let cool in skillet on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then transfer to the rack
Serve warm or let completely cool
I added fresh blackberries to the top of the cornbread prior to baking it. They added a lovely sweet flavor to the cornbread.