"I enjoy this corn bread with a steaming bowl of soup," relates Deanna Dillard of Advance, North Carolina. "It's moist and cuts nicely. Jalapeno pepper adds a little zip."
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup cream-style corn
- 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons minced green onion
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons minced jalapeno pepper
- In a bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder and garlic powder. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Pour into a 1-qt. square baking dish coated with cooking spray.
- Bake at 425° for 13-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cut into squares; serve warm. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Jalapeno Corn Bread in Light & Tasty April/May 2001, p55