Cornbread Loaf

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling


1 loaf

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
We like cornbread with our chili, and this makes just enough for two people. I received the recipe from a quilting friend at church and have shared it with many others. Another way that my husband and I like eating cornbread is straight out of the oven, buttered and topped with syrup. —Edna Bjork, Norwalk, Iowa


  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons shortening, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, blend egg, milk and shortening; stir into dry ingredients. Pour into a greased 8x4-in. loaf pan. Bake at 425° for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from the pan and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 118 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 190mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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