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Southern-Style Cornbread

Prep time: 40 minutes

What you need:

  • 2 eggs, beaten with a fork
  • 1 c. cornmeal
  • 1 c. flour
  • 1 c. milk
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 c. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 c. corn (fresh, canned, or frozen if it's taken out of the freezer ahead of time and soft)

Utensils:

  • oven (you'll need help from your adult assistant)
  • fork
  • large bowl
  • mixing spoon
  • square baking pan (8" x 8") coated with nonstick cooking spray
  • knife (you'll need help from your adult assistant)
  • measuring cups and spoons

What to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F (200° C).
  2. Put all the ingredients, except for the corn, into a large bowl.
  3. Beat the ingredients together with a big wooden spoon. The mixture should be smooth.
  4. Stir in the corn and mix.
  5. Pour the mixture into baking pan coated with nonstick spray.
  6. Bake in the oven for 25 or 30 minutes or until the cornbread is light brown on top.
  7. Remove bread from the oven, cut it into 9 pieces with a knife, and serve it warm for a lip-smacking treat.

Nutritional analysis (per serving):

  • 226 calories
  • 5 g protein
  • 7 g fat
  • 30 g carbohydrate
  • 1 g fiber
  • 48 mg cholesterol
  • 376 mg sodium

Serves: 9

Serving size: 1 piece

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.