Quick and Easy Cornbread

I went without cornbread for 2 years because I was under the mistaken assumption that ANY corn product was sulfited. Turns out, it is only the wet processed corn that is sulfited – dry processed products are just fine!

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour (you know the drill – unbleached)
  • 1.5 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 T oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon soda plus 1/2 cup buttermilk (baking powder substitute – you need the chemical reaction here)

Pre heat oven to 425°. Mix milk and vinegar. Mix in all dry ingredients. Pour into greased pan. Bake 25 – 30 minutes until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Serve with butter. Feel free to add spicy peppers to this if you like your cornbread feisty!

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7 Responses to Quick and Easy Cornbread

  1. Tammie says:

    apple vinegar has sulfites, i use only rice vinegar

    • Tracy says:

      Although I know many people that are sulfite sensitive and also react to the rose family, which contains apples, apple cider vinegar itself does not have sulfites. But if you react to apples, you will react to this. Rice vinegar does not have sulfites either (unless it has additives!).

  2. Lile says:

    Is it really 1/2 cup of buttermilk? Or 1/2 tsp?

  3. Lana says:

    Know of any non-dairy substitutes for baking powder?

    • Tracy says:

      You could try the baking soda and lemon juice, but I am not sure how much and it will affect the flavor. You need an acid mixed with the baking soda for the same action that baking powder would provide. Do NOT use cream of tartar as some sites suggest – you will have sulfite issues with that as well.

  4. Heather says:

    Hi, I know this is an old post, but I have a question about “wet processed corn”. Which corn & corn derivatives are wet and which are dry? Does it vary by company? I’m particularly curious about organic gluten free corn pasta, organic corn cereals, organic corn tortillas and corn fillers/additives in supplements or medications. Thank you so much!

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