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Pumpkin cornbread

October 7, 2009

Pumpkin Cornbread

I posted the pumpkin chili I made and mentioned that there was pumpkin cornbread to go with it.  Here it is.  Hearty and satisfying and a great side to chili, pumpkin or not.  I found this recipe at Recipe Girl and Jim actually made it because Bea happened to call right as I was starting it.  Perfect timing.  Gotta love that.  It’s healthier than your typical cornbread because not only is there pumpkin in there, but also whole wheat flour.  I love when you can sneak the good stuff in and no one is the wiser.

Recipe:  Pumpkin Cornbread


1/2 c. all-purpose flour

1/2 c. whole wheat flour

1 Tbsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

1 c. cornmeal

2 large eggs

1 c. pumpkin puree (canned or freshly cooked and processed)

2/3 c. brown sugar

1/4 c. canola oil

1 Tbsp. molasses

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Grease a 10″ glass pie pan or a 9″ square baking pan.

Sift flours, baking powder, salt, and spices in a large mixing bowl.  Whisk in cornmeal.  In a separate bowl, beat eggs lightly.  Whisk in pumpkin, brown sugar, oil, and molasses.

Make a well in the dry mixture.  Add the pumpkin mixture and blend batter with a few quick strokes, just until blended.  Don’t overmix.

Pour batter into prepared pan.  Bake for 30 minutes, or until cornbread is browned and the surface has a slightly springy feel.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 7, 2009 3:03 am

    i just think you’re so clever to pair pumpkin chili with pumpkin cornbread. good for you!

  2. October 7, 2009 5:22 am

    Perfect timing indeed! Can you call me about 6:30 when it’s time to cook dinner tonight? ha-ha!

  3. October 7, 2009 11:45 am

    This looks delicious! From a Texan that loves her cornbread, I would love to make this!

  4. October 7, 2009 6:17 pm

    the color of this cornbread is so pretty and fall-ish!

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