Until now, I’ve always been the only person in my family who likes cornbread. So although I love it, I rarely make it. Because I end up eating the whole pan myself. But when I served up this Pumpkin Cornbread, no one could stop talking about how they liked it so much more than regular cornbread.
I’m guessing they enjoyed how moist it was, thanks to the addition of pumpkin (which they do like).
Pepper jack cheese gives it a bit of kick, but any kind of shredded cheese would work.
If you’re the lone cornbread lover in your family, give this recipe a try. The only downside? You may not get the whole pan for yourself.
- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Pinch of nutmeg
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup pumpkin
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Combine cornmeal and milk in a medium bowl; let stand for about 10 minutes. In another medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.
- Stir eggs, pumpkin and melted butter into cornmeal mixture. Mix well. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Fold in pepper jack cheese.
- Pour mixture into a 10-inch cast iron skillet, or lightly greased 9-inch square baking pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center come out clean.
Who Dished It Up First: Inspired by a pumpkin-themed insert in Food Network Magazine.