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Appalachian Corn Bread Recipe

Appalachian Corn Bread Recipe

On this westernmost ridge of the Appalachians, we get abundant rain and sunshine, which allows our children to grow a super-sweet corn crop. With staggered plantings, there is enough to eat from mid-July through August, plus plenty to freeze for the long winter. This corn bread is just one way we use some of the bounty!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:9 servings


  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives


  • 1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a small saucepan, saute onion in 1 tablespoon oil until tender; set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk eggs, milk and remaining oil. Stir in corn, cheese, salsa, chives and reserved onion. Stir into the dry ingredients just until combined.
  • 3. Transfer to a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean and top is lightly browned. Cut into squares; serve warm. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 229 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 395 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Reviews for Appalachian Corn Bread

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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2014

"When I made this I left the corn out because I used corn salsa, still tasty!"

Reviewed Apr. 18, 2013

"I made this cornbread last night. I shared it with my 89 yr. old neighbor. He absolutely loved it. So did my husband, who is very finicky. I'm from the south and love a bit of sugar in the cornbread. This is amazingly tastier than a simple cornbread recipe and will be my "go to" for cornbread!!"

Reviewed Sep. 24, 2012

"This is an interesting corn bread recipe, very different."

Reviewed May. 5, 2011

"Our family loves it. Great taste and a nice kick with the salsa."

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2011

"Sounds like mexican cornbread. People in the South do not put sugar in their cornbread."

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