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Friday, March 18, 2011

3 minute cornbread

Hubby loves cornbread. He asks for it all the time. I always have good intentions of making it but honestly it's a lot of work for 2 people so I've always avoided it. A few days ago I came across this recipe for 3 minute Cornbread. I honestly have to admit I was really skeptical about cornbread that cooks in 3 minutes.... in the microwave. When I told Jack what I was making for dinner he laughed. Even as I whipped up the ingredients I still had my doubts that this would work. The batter only made enough to cover the bottom of my dish and my mind immediately started thinking of things I could hurry and make when this flopped. Oh me of little faith. I sat in front of the microwave as this lump of batter literally transformed into a fluffy, delicious looking cornbread right before my eyes. I will NEVER go back to making any cornbread but this. It was delicious! It's not quite as sweet as the cornbread I am used to but cornbread in 5 minutes---- you can't beat that!

3 minute Cornbread

2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup corn meal
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix together until smooth. Grease microwave safe dish and pour in batter. (I used a 6 inch round dish) Microwave for 3 minutes. If your microwave doesn't rotate then rotate dish half way through the cooking time. Cut into 6 pieces.

*I have a crappy microwave and had to cook this for 5 minutes but it came out completely cooked all the way through.

1 piece = 4 points



  1. I'm going to try this today. What did you make with it Dayna?

  2. I made what we call "topped cornbread" so original right =) haha. The recipe is posting later this month but it's basically cornbread topped with chili, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream. So yummy!

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  4. I found a recipe like this one but they added 2 Tablespoons of sugar. That should help the sweetness factor. Add a drizzle of honey too. We ate ours with pasta and sauce.