Crusty Cornbread

Crusty Cornbread | ChopChop


Cornbread is super delicious with chili but also great with any kind of soup or stew. Although cornbread is heavily featured in the Southern United States, it originated with Native Americans, who learned to cook with cornmeal well before Europeans came to this country.

Hands-on time: 20 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
Makes: 9 Servings

Kitchen Gear: 

8-inch square baking pan (glass preferred but metal ok)
Measuring spoons
Large mixing bowl
Measuring cup
Small mixing bowl
Large spoon

Pot holders


1⁄4 cup
plus 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 1⁄2 cup
yellow cornmeal
1⁄2 cup
all purpose white flour
1 tablespoon
baking powder
1 teaspoon
kosher salt
large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup
buttermilk, yogurt, or milk
1⁄4 cup
maple syrup or honey


  1. Turn the oven on and set the heat to 400 degrees. Lightly grease the baking pan with 1 teaspoon oil.
  2. Put the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt in the large mixing bowl and mix well.
  3. Put the eggs, buttermilk, remaining cup oil, and maple syrup in the small bowl and mix well. Be sure the eggs are completely mixed.
  4. Add the egg mixture to the our mixture and stir until just blended. Do not over-mix.
  5. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Once the oven temperature has reached 400 degrees, put the pan in the oven.
  6. Bake until the top is golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Cut into 9 pieces. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Leftover cornbread? Dice it up and toast it for salad croutons.