Basic Corn Bread

February 28, 2011

Corn bread is an excellent way to turn a paltry meal into a feast. With a little butter and honey it even becomes a great dessert. The following recipe was a total success and hails from the More-with-Less cookbook by Doris Janzen Longacre. I should warn you: this is real corn bread. It comes complete with a wholesome flavor and texture that is unmatched by any cake mix sold in stores.

Basic Corn Bread:

1 c. cornmeal
1 c. flour (whole wheat)
4 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
2 T. brown sugar
1/2 c. dry milk powder (optional; didn’t use)

2 eggs
1 c. milk (or milk substitute)
1/4 c. oil

Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix dry and wet ingredients in separate bowls, then combine. Pour into greased 9 X 9 pan and bake 25 minutes. Serve hot with meal; or butter, honey, milk or syrup.

What do you like with your corn bread?


5 Responses to “Basic Corn Bread”

  1. Mary Says:

    I found your site today. I am excited to find others
    interested in being more with less. I recently retired
    as an outreach nurse overseas for many years. I finished my nursing career working hospice in rural
    Wis. The More for Less cookbook, and its companion
    Living More With Less traveled with me for years.They
    are well used and loved. I share them often with many
    people I encounter. I have signed up for your blog via
    I enjoy what I have read so far and will play catch up with you in the days ahead.

    • Frances Says:

      I am so grateful for your comment and such kind words! I feel humbled when I think of how much you must have experienced and gained from these books. I should be learning from you! I’m so grateful to have you join us!

  2. Deser Says:

    This sounds like a great corn bread recipe. I must try it. Thanks!

  3. Julie Says:

    I love More With Less as well – and it really did inspire me more to ‘eat like Jesus’ and enjoy food while not taking advantage of excess and remembering others. I like to add some chili peppers in adobo sauce chopped up to the cornbread mix! Sometimes I also add corn kernels or a little bit of shredded cheese and then I don’t need much to go on top.

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