Pumpkin Cornbread

I’ll admit it. Come October, its a pretty good bet that I have already become completley obsessed with pumpkin. Pumpkin Oatmeal, Pumpkin Scones, Pumpkin Spice Lattes. I am all about this quintessential fall ingredient. But since I’m not always in the mood for a sweet baked good… Ok that’s a lie. Since I try not to have a diet that consists solely of sweet baked goods…I wanted to find a recipe that could incorporate my favorite fall baking ingredient into a more savory dish. And since adding pumpkin to baked goods is a great way to cut back on fat and cholesterol while maintaining a moist texture, I was delighted to find a savory and healthy baked good to appease my pumpkin craving. This recipe for Pumpkin Cornbread was found on one of my favorite food blogs, Daily Garnish, which is written by vegetarian chef Emily Malone. Her recipes feature simple and healthy ingredients that are great for the whole family. The pumpkin flavor of this bread is subtle enough to dunk in your favorite soup, but sweet enough to be eaten all on its own.
Ingredients: Makes 12 squares, From Daily Garnish
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole corn kernels, drained & rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs

Preparation:

  1. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients (cornmeal through cloves)
  2. In a smaller bowl, combine wet ingredients ( pumpkin through eggs) and whisk until smooth
  3. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix until just combined
  4. Pour batter into greased 8×8 baking dish
  5. Bake at 400 for 25 minutes

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