Hearty and Heart Healthy Cornbread

When it comes to bread, Dr. Crandall’s “Fix It” plan specifies only whole grain breads that do not contain sugar.  I was surprised to learn how difficult it was to find bread without sugar in the ingredients list.  Over time we found a number of products, including Ezekial Breads and Mestemacher Breads, but by far Bill’s favorite is this cornbread I bake nearly every week.  I discovered the recipe on the cookinglight.com community forum, which has been a great place to find and share recipes.  It came from the book “The Cornbread Gospels” by Crescent Dragonwagon, which has a 5 star rating on Amazon.

It’s called “Sylvia’s Ozark Cornbread” and it’s so easy to make.  Six simple, healthy ingredients, plus a tablespoon of butter** for the pan, and it’s on the table in 27 minutes, give or take a few depending on your oven.  It’s especially yummy with beans and soups, which have become mainstays on our table.  It’s important to note this is not a sweet, cake-y cornbread like so many of us have grown accustomed to!  But it is chewy and delicious.

Cornbread

 

**The tablespoon of butter that is melted in the pan is important in my opinion.  It lends a richness and aroma, and imparts a buttery/salty flavor to every bite.  And it does this with only 1 tablespoon for the entire pan.  That’s a very small amount of butter per serving.  This was the ONLY exception we made in following the “Fix It” diet, which does not allow any animal fat.

5 thoughts on “Hearty and Heart Healthy Cornbread

  1. Made this again today for two family members who need gluten free cornbread. Really good with our black eyed peas. Happy 2014.

  2. Julie I’m making this today for the 2nd time, we loved it so much 🙂 Happy New Year to you and Bill !!

  3. Really like the corn meal texture in this. It’s not so half-cake tasting. My Grandmother Bug made her corn bread like this-simple, very few ingredients & no flour.

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